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UPS Confirms Order for 14 Additional 747-8F Aircraft

UPS confirmed an order for 14 more Boeing 747-8 freighters breathing new life into the otherwise stagnant jumbo aircraft program. While passenger service using this iconic aircraft is decreasing, the use of the 747 in the cargo world grows a bit more. Orders for the Boeing passenger aircraft have been far and few with all 47 passenger variants already delivered to respective customers such as Lufthansa, Korean Air, and Air China. With the exception of one aircraft that has yet…

The Cargolux Climb: How Cargolux Became Europe’s Cargo King

Much like the Phoenicians and the Dutch, smaller countries have found success in being the logistics facilitators for their neighboring countries. This rings true today, where Luxembourg based Cargolux has made themselves the largest all-cargo airline in Europe. So how did this small cargo carrier manage to become Europe’s go-to…

Creating a Younger World On-Time: FedEx’s Fleet Overhaul

With the recent retirement of many popular aircraft, such as the Boeing 747 from U.S. commercial fleets and Fokker 70 from KLM, many overlook the non-passenger airline side of the industry. FedEx Express, a cargo airline based in Memphis, rapidly changing their fleet is one example of a story that…

FedEx Agrees to Purchase 50 ATR 72-600Fs

On Wednesday, cargo airline FedEx Express announced that it has placed a firm order with French aircraft manufacturer Avions de Transport Regional (ATR) for 30 ATR 72-600Fs, with options to purchase an additional 20. While the ATR 72-600F has not yet entered production, ATR plans to fit the aircraft with…

Qatar Airways Orders More 777-300ERs, Outlines Future Cargo Plans

At the Boeing Everett Delivery Center on Monday, Qatar Airways received its first of two Boeing 747-8F freighter aircraft. The delivery ceremony was attended by Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister, and Vice Chairman of the Boeing…

Aeromexico and Delta Sign Joint Cargo Agreement

Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico recently announced that they will now work together to transport cargo between the United States and Mexico, one of the most important cargo routes in the world. The two airlines signed a joint cooperation agreement in which customers can work with either carrier to transport…

AirBridge Cargo Starts Service to Seattle

As of October 7, 2016, Moscow based carrier AirBridge Cargo added Seattle to their international route network. Their service launch was celebrated with an aircraft dedication event at Sea-Tac Airport. The brand new Boeing 747-8F Freighter aircraft was brought in on a short flight directly from Paine Field in Everett…

The World’s Most Valuable Retailer Joins The Sky

The world’s most valuable retailer, Amazon, has reached a huge milestone in global delivery and logistics. They are revealing their first branded airplane, a 767-300F named “Amazon One.” The company has planned to lease 40 aircraft through their partners Atlas Air and Air Transport Services Group. There are 11 airplanes…

Airlines Begin Banning the Shipment of Game Trophies

In light of recent news of the killing of world renown Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe by American dentist Walter Palmer, airlines around the globe have updated their policies to no longer allow for game trophies to be shipped in their cargo holds. The first airline to make the change…

BRIEF: Virgin Australia Announces New Cargo Division

Virgin Australia announced that they will be launching a cargo division. The addition of a cargo division will provide new competition for the cargo market in Australia. The new cargo operation will only affect Virgin’s domestic operations. The addition of a cargo division was part of Virgin Australia’s Virgin Vision…