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767F redeliveries surge in last quarter

In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Deputy Editor Jeff Lee look at recent additions to the Amazon Air fleet and discuss the status of 767 freighter-introduction plans that are underway at Air Canada and YTO Cargo Airlines. The duo also takes a look at some upcoming redeliveries of A321 family and 757 freighter conversions.

Freighter orders and LOIs from Dubai — oh my

In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Deputy Editor Jeff Lee discuss some of the highlights from the Dubai Airshow, which saw orders and commitments announced for forty-one freighter aircraft, including ten new-build, thirteen widebody conversions and eighteen narrowbody conversions. The editors also discuss CMA CGM’s ever-evolving air cargo strategy.

Widebody freighter happenings and expectations for the Dubai Airshow

In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Deputy Editor Jeff Lee take a look at Airbus’ A350F unveil, and revisit two parked 747-8Fs that have been long overdue for reactivation. The editors also discuss their varying expectations for next week’s Dubai Airshow.

CFS preview: Will we finally find out what’s next for widebody freighters?

In this special in-studio recording of Cargo Facts Connect, Charles Kauffman, Jeff Lee and guest Caryn Livingston review some of this week’s stories that are revealing the trends and topics that will feature heavily at Cargo Facts Symposium 2021 next week. The editors also discuss the industry’s burning questions that will come into focus during next week’s event, our first live and in-person event since early 2020.

New entrants crowd 777 conversion arena

In this episode, Cargo Facts Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee explore recent developments across the 777 freighter conversion and modification landscape, and discuss what is known so far about operator commitments to freighter-converted 777s.

How deep will passenger ACMI carriers venture into cargo?

In this episode of Cargo Facts Connect, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee look at Air Wisconsin’s CRJ freighter plans and discuss whether passenger ACMI carriers will find appealing opportunities in air cargo over the long run.

Combination carriers and their freighter divisions

In this episode, Cargo Facts Consulting Senior Consultant Jim Edgar joins Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee to share his insight into how major combination carriers view their cargo divisions, and what additional outside investment may mean for freighter fleets worldwide.

A growing list of 737-800F operators

In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee discuss Bluebird Nordic’s ambition to become a major player in the European 737 ACMI market, and the integrators and e-tailers driving narrowbody freighter fleet renewal and growth across Europe.

Airbus back in the production freighter game

In this episode, Cargo Facts Associate Editor Jeff Lee and Cargo Facts Consulting Managing Director Frederic Horst look at what the A350F means for Airbus and discuss the prospects, as well as the challenges, for the freighter in the large widebody segment.

Lessors strengthen control over 737-800 freighter conversion slots

In this episode of Cargo Facts Connect, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee take a look at incoming 737-800 freighters and discuss fleet trends in what is currently the second-largest market for 737NG freighters, Mainland China.

FedEx’s order book and the 767F

FedEx Express, already the largest operator of the 767, firmed up options late last month to purchase twenty additional 767-300Fs from Boeing. In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee take another look at the integrator’s 767 order and options, and discuss the medium widebody freighter’s prospects more generally.

More 747s and passenger aircraft pulled into cargo service

In this Cargo Facts Weekly Wrap, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee discuss some of the 747s being returned to service and routes that are still favorable to cargo-only operations with equipment other than a purpose-built or converted freighter. On the narrowbody front, the pair discusses the demand for 757-200 conversions, following a four-unit 757-200 freighter conversion order from BlackRock.

Cargo Facts EMEA recap and Cargolux's future

In this episode of Cargo Facts Connect, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee recap some of the major highlights from this year's Cargo Facts EMEA event, including Astral Aviation adding the 757 platform to its fleet, Bluebird Nordic looking to make the transition to NGs, and Texel Air ordering a second 737-800BCF conversion. They then take a closer look at Cargolux, which has long been an all-747 operator but is thinking about its future fleet development.

A321 freighter milestones and 767-200F reassignments

In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee highlight recent A321 freighter conversion developments. They then look at the first DHL 767-200F transfer to 21 Air and discuss 767 CMI operations more generally.

CFA highlights unprecedented demand for freighters

In this episode, Jim Edgar, Senior Consultant of Cargo Facts Consulting, joins Cargo Facts Associate Editor Jeff Lee to to reflect on some key themes from this week’s Cargo Facts Asia virtual event. They then discuss the unprecedented demand for freighter aircraft, before turning to the race between Airbus and Boeing for the next large widebody freighter.

More 747Fs reactivated, plus the imminent induction of the first 777-300ERSF

In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee look at another couple of 747-400Fs that could soon leave the desert, take stock of the stored 747 freighter fleet and discuss how freighter-converted 777-300Fs might fit into the market.

What’s driving more carriers to medium-widebody freighters?

In this Weekly Wrap, Cargo Facts editors Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee look back at last week’s developments involving CargoLogicAir, Ethiopian Airlines and MNG Airlines, highlighting the relentless demand for medium-widebody freighters. Their discussion takes a look at why 767s make sense for CLA and the peculiarities of the Ethiopian deal, before turning to MNG’s move away from production A330s.

Passenger freighters still around one year later

In this episode of Cargo Facts Connect, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee revisit cargo-only operations using passenger aircraft over the past year, and discuss the longevity of and outlook for pax-freighter operations.

How many more 747 freighters are there to reactivate?

In this episode, Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee discuss the current state of parked 747 freighters, and look at how 737-800 fleet modernization in mainland China and elsewhere is giving 737 Classics a second life.

A mega-merger, plus Amazon’s stake in ATSG

In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee look at some of the implications of the AerCap-GECAS merger on the freighter market. They then discuss Amazon’s decision to up its stake in ATSG to around 19.5%, before ending with a few of the week’s top freighter aircraft transactions.

New conversion orders, plus EFW inducts its first A320

In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee discuss this week's conversion orders, EFW's A320P2F program, and Lufthansa Cargo's 777F plans.

CFC's Jim Edgar on how the 777F ended up with the GE90 as its only engine option

In this episode, Cargo Facts Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Jim Edgar, senior consultant of Cargo Facts Consulting, discuss the GE90's exclusivity on the 777F and how cargo operators were taken into consideration when Boeing decided on engines for the 777 and 747-400 freighters.

A330-200Fs on the move

In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee discuss where the four A330-200Fs that Qatar Airways has removed from service may end up. They also look back at the A330-200F program and compare it with freighter-converted A330s.

Industry Pulse: Pax freighters deliver lifeline to secondary markets

In this episode, Frederic Horst, managing director of Cargo Facts Consulting, and Cargo Facts' Senior Editor Charles Kauffman take another look at passenger freighters in an Industry Pulse webinar.

Flurry of freighter orders in first weeks of 2021

In this Cargo Facts Connect episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee reflect on freighter news from the first two weeks of 2021.

COVID-19 piques online shopping, freighter conversions

In this Cargo Facts Connect episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee discuss sales and package volumes related to Alibaba’s Singles Day sale, and reflect on freighter news from this week, fueled by long-term e-commerce growth.

Cargo Facts Symposium 2020 Fireside Chat

This episode features the Fireside Chat session with ATSG President and CEO Rich Corrado during this year's virtual Cargo Facts Symposium.

Takeaways from Cargo Facts Symposium 2020

In this edition of the Weekly Wrap, Cargo Facts Editors Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee are joined by Jim Edgar, senior consultant of Cargo Facts Consulting, to recap the major takeaways from this year’s Cargo Facts Symposium.

Here come the A321 freighters

In this Cargo Facts Connect episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee discuss the latest developments around the A321F and look ahead to next week.

The new ATR freighter, plus an update on passenger freighters

In this Cargo Facts Connect episode, Deputy Editor Caryn Livingston and Associate Editor Jeff Lee discuss the new ATR freighter that made its first flight this week, and provide an update on cargo-only operations using passenger aircraft.

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