Cargo airlines

January 4, 2012 - 12:08am
FedEx Express 767-300 and 777 freighters

Pilot unions say they were outgunned by a cargo industry lobby that convinced the FAA to exclude air cargo operations from its new flightcrew member duty and rest requirements, a rule they vow to amend.

December 13, 2011 - 3:36pm
Etihad Boeing 777 (foreground) and 787.

The holiday season seemed to start early last week for Boeing, as it secured no fewer than three major firm orders, including the biggest in its history.

November 14, 2011 - 5:56am

Maximus Air has signed an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance lease agreement with express package carrier DHL. The deal calls on Maximus to operate two newly converted Airbus A300-600RP2F freighters across Europe for DHL.

November 13, 2011 - 8:31am
Emirates Boeing 777-300ER.

Emirates Airline made history at the Dubai Air Show yesterday in placing the largest single order ever for Boeing commercial airplanes, signing for 50 Boeing 777-300ERs and reserving options on another 20 of the long-range widebodies.

November 11, 2011 - 12:59am
Maximus AIr Cargo

With much of the world’s air freight business still struggling to earn decent yields, United Arab Emirates-based Maximus Air Cargo is stepping up efforts to tilt its business plan increasingly in favor of wet leases covering aircraft, crew, maintenance, insurance (ACMI).

October 12, 2011 - 2:50pm

Beijing is the location of a new Boeing service center dedicated to providing product support for China’s growing commercial aviation industry. The new center consists of specialists in flight operations, spare parts and maintenance engineering dedicated to serving airlines in China.

September 22, 2011 - 5:45am

Atlas Air has cancelled delivery of three “early build” Boeing 747-8 Freighters, lowering the total number of the airplanes covered under its firm order to nine. The company placed the original order for 12 airplanes in September 2006, but chose to exercise its termination rights on the first three, apparently due to Boeing’s failure to meet performance guarantees.

February 25, 2011 - 4:30am

StandardAero has signed an exclusive maintenance agreement with West Atlantic to cover more than 80 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW126 and PW126A engines. The support agreement involves engine maintenance and field support as well as technical expertise to facilitate the development of West Atlantic's own internal capabilities of ensuring basic engine support sustainability requirements.

November 2, 2010 - 8:01am

Global air cargo traffic will expand at an annual rate of 5.9 percent over the next two decades, according to Boeing’s World Air Cargo Forecast for 2010/2011. Consequently, Boeing expects worldwide air freight traffic to triple through 2029. 

Boeing released the biennial forecast today at the November 2 to 4 International Air Cargo Forum and Exhibition in Amsterdam.

August 2, 2010 - 9:20am

takes over wilmington airparkDeutsche Post DHL has officially deeded the Wilmington Air Park in Ohio to the Clinton County Port Authority (CCPA), which is offering opportunities for tenants to develop new businesses at the airport. While DHL is no longer using the airport, ABX Air and other companies will still operate there. The Air Park was the Clinton County AFB until September 1971, when the base was closed.