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An Eastern Airlines 767 in the new livery. (Photo: Eastern Airlines)

Eastern Airlines to Start Widebody Freighter Operations

The third-iteration of Eastern Air Lines — the famous defunct U.S. carrier — filed plans for the operation of freighter services using two leased-Boeing 777-200 freighter aircraft. Eastern Airlines plans to use the aircraft on Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance (ACMI) charters.   The airline filed plans with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to increase its fleet from 10 to 18 aircraft. Additionally, it plans to increase the number of airliners participating in regularly scheduled service from six aircraft to…

Cargojet Announces New Equity Offering to Finance Aircraft Purchases

In a press release on Tuesday, Cargojet announced a $275 million equity offering aimed at growing the airline's cargo operations.  A syndicate of underwriters has agreed to purchase 1,642,000 common voting and/or variable voting shares for C$213.25 per share. With the new offering, along with the over-allotment option provided by…

China Airlines Hints at New Taiwan-Themed Livery with Boeing 777F…

Taiwanese carrier China Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 777F cargo jet on Tuesday. Upon arrival at Taipei's Taoyuan Airport, however, the cargo jet was not carrying China Airlines' normal livery, but instead, it featured a nearly blank livery. The carrier's name only appears in small font near the…

Emirates SkyCargo Announces Service to Guadalajara

Earlier this week, Emirates SkyCargo, the air freight division of Emirates, announced that it will begin service to Guadalajara, Mexico. The new route will mark Emirates SkyCargo's second destination in Mexico and its 15th destination in the Americas. The cargo carrier's first route to Mexico began in April of 2014…

Ethiopian Airlines 777F Catches Fire In Shanghai

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777F caught fire at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Wednesday while preparing for a flight to South America, the airline said in a statement. All crews working with the aircraft are reportedly safe. For a time after flights broke out, flights were diverted from Pudong to…

Boeing and Qatar Airways Finalize 777F Order

Qatar Airways finalized an order for five Boeing 777 freighters at a ceremony in held at the White House in Washington, D.C. President Trump was on hand to witness the parties sign the agreement. with both Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar and Akbar Al Baker,…

China Airlines Begins Regional and Cargo Fleet Renewal with $2…

China Airlines' board of directors has approved the purchase of three Boeing 777 Freighters and 11 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The deal was publicized in a document from the Taiwanese Stock Exchange and the total cost of two deals, reportedly, will not exceed $2.48 billion. The Taipei-based airline has confirmed two…