March 7, 2021| 234 0

FedEx Commits To Carbon-Neutral Operations By 2040

FedEx announced this week that it is looking to achieve carbon–neutral operations globally within the next two decades. To help reach this ambitious target, the cargo powerhouse is designating over $2 billion of initial investment in three key segments. These areas are vehicle electrification, sustainable energy, and carbon sequestration. The steps F …

March 2, 2021| 261 0

Air India Returns To Moscow With The Airbus A320

Air India is returning to Moscow after having suspended services due to the pandemic. The airline operated its first flight to the city’s Sheremetyevo Airport on Saturday. The route is currently intended to be run once per week. We’ve seen many airlines slowly rebuilding their networks, having had to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gi …

February 28, 2021| 262 0

SmartLynx Malta To Fly Airbus A321-200 Freighters For DHL Express

SmartLynx Malta and Germany’s DHL Express have partnered together to break new ground in cargo transportation. The SmartLynx subsidiary, SmartLynx Malta, will be operating two Airbus A321-200 freighters to support the Express Division of Deutsche Post DHL Group. In a statement published on 24 February, SmartLynx Malta announced the signing of a new …

February 27, 2021| 248 0

Condor Now Flying Boeing 767 Cargo Flights For DHL

Condor is now flying four Boeing 767 aircraft on behalf of DHL Express. The German leisure carrier has been boosting its cargo efforts over the last year, and its first flight under the partnership with the delivery powerhouse was this week. European duties The 767s will be based at DHL Express’s site in Leipzig, which is the company’s largest hub In …

February 15, 2021| 280 0

Sun Country Airlines Wants To Expand – Where Could It Fly?

Sun Country Airlines is an American low-cost carrier that often flies under the radar of most travelers. Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the carrier focuses on flying leisure passengers on nonstop routes on mostly seasonal services. As the airline charts a course to get to 50 aircraft, the carrier has plenty of room to grow. Here are some exam …

February 13, 2021| 324 0

France To Get A New Airbus A330-200F Operator

With a presence in 160 countries through 755 agencies, 750 warehouses, 110,000 employees, and a vast fleet of 502 ships, global shipping giant CMA CGM is expanding even further through the acquisition of four A330-200F (freighters). Coming from the cargo division of a Middle Eastern carrier, these four jets will be the foundation of CMA CGM’s new a …

February 9, 2021| 257 0

Why The MD-11 Was More Successful As A Cargo Aircraft

The trijet McDonnell Douglas MD-11 took its maiden flight a little over 31 years ago. However, the aircraft is only active with four airlines these days – all of them cargo operators. Despite once being flown by passenger airlines around the world such as Finnair, KLM, Japan Airlines, and VARIG, the jet no longer takes on a passenger role. So why w …

February 7, 2021| 343 0

S7 Prepares To Take First Of Two Ex-Ryanair Boeing 737-800BCFs

Novosibirsk Oblast-headquartered S7 Airlines will soon start freighter operations after receiving back-to-back former Ryanair  Boeing 737-800BCFs. GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is leasing the two converted Boeing 737s to the Russian airline so that it can begin flying cargo flights on dedicated air freighters. S7 currently transports all …

February 6, 2021| 233 0

Aeroflot Notches $1.3bn Annual Loss For 2020

Aeroflot this week shared its financial results for 2020. As with most carriers across the globe, the figures aren’t something to celebrate. Altogether, the airline’s net loss for the year amounted to RUB 96.5 billion (~$1.3 billion). Industry woes The flag carrier of Russia highlights that the most significant crisis that the aviation market has eve …

February 5, 2021| 283 0

Martinair Boeing 747 Looses Panel Departing Amsterdam Schiphol

The Dutch Safety Board is searching for a lost Boeing 747 panel. It fell off a plane operated by cargo carrier Martinair Holland somewhere above the Netherlands on January 16th. The aircraft made it safely to its destination in Kenya, and the reason for the accident is under investigation. Plane found, location of the panel remains unknown If anyone …

February 3, 2021| 218 0

China Airlines Postpones Boeing 747-400 Farewell

China Airlines has postponed its special Boeing 747-400 farewell flight. Due to take place on Saturday, the flight has been delayed, with a rescheduled date yet to be announced by the airline. The airline attributed the delay to ‘the current domestic epidemic situation’. While Lufthansa continues flying the Boeing 747-8 around the world, the same ca …

January 8, 2021| 245 0

Titan Airways adds Airbus A321P2F freighter

Titan Airways, a British cargo airline, plans to enhance its freighter fleet with three additional Airbus A321P2F (passenger to freight) converted cargo aircraft. The airline took delivery of its first A321P2F freighter under the lease agreement with an American lessor BBAM. The converted Airbus A321P2F, registered as G-POWY, which had previously op …

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