Lufthansa Cargo Complements Medium-Haul Network With A321 Freighters

The surge in cargo demand worldwide has pushed for not just the cargo-only airlines, but commercial airlines to push for more freighters to be leased or purchased as belly spaces onboard passenger aircraft were not as feasible - especially when the amount of cargo needing to be shipped immediately has…

China Airlines Orders Four Boeing 777F Freighters

With its team of approximately 800 cargo employees worldwide, China Airlines was able to continually expand its freight network that eventually led to the China Airlines Cargo business soaring past new heights, even so making last year the best-ever year in the operation's 62-year history - as air cargo revenue…

Upsizing Cargo With The Airbus Beluga

Having flown its maiden flight in 1994, the Airbus A300-600ST Super Transporter — also known as the adorable and oversized Airbus BelugaST — became the world's most unique cargo carrier as it featured one of the biggest cargo holds of any civil or military aircraft flying today in quite an…

Atlas Air to Add Four Boeing 777 Freighters

Last year has certainly been a drier year for Chicago-based aircraft manufacturing Boeing with production issues and fewer orders as opposed to fellow rival Airbus, especially with several notable airline customers who have switched to the Toulouse-based aircraft manufacturer. Fortunately for Boeing, the manufacturer seems to be getting a slightly…

Opinion: Is This The End For Jumbo Jets?

Taking a flight down memory lane to the aviation market in the 1960s and all the way till the early 2000s, airlines then needed bigger aircraft capacity to ferry as many passengers as possible for a variety of reasons that still exists today - from weeding out the competition to…

Singapore Airlines signs LOI for 7 Airbus A350 Freighters

Singapore Airlines and aircraft manufacturer Airbus have signed a Letter of Intent for the carrier to acquire seven Airbus A350 Freighters. The airline intends to upgrade its fleet and extend operations with the aircraft in periods when the E-Commerce branch continues to grow. The A350Fs will replace Singapore Airlines Cargo's…

Air France-KLM Group Secures Massive Airbus Orders

Ever since the Airbus A350F freighter derivative received its approval, it has certainly proved to be quite the successful rain-maker for Airbus as the aircraft manufacturer has been receiving orders consistently in these recent two months. Just days after Singapore Airlines became the first airline to sign for seven A350F,…

Singapore Airlines Acquires Airbus A350F

The sudden boom of air cargo shed some light for airlines across the world on the apparent worth of investing in the movement of cargo and freight, especially with the rise of e-commerce and the needs of consumers worldwide evolving in terms of wanting quicker delivery times.  The consistent need…

Opinion: Air Cargo Is Booming

Just over a century ago on November 7, 1910, the first-ever cargo flight took place between Dayton, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio with a package of 200 pounds of silk on a relatively small aircraft. Fast forward to modern times, and we have much larger aircraft for cargo operations with numerous…