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Sam Chui flies the An-22, the largest turboprop freighter in the world.
One or two cargo movements in this video interspersed with commercial movements.
Something new is brewing for CDB Aviation. The company has now entered a new partnership with the Germany-based EFW GmbH. This will see them conducting Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversion of two Airbus A330-300 aircraft in 2021. Once completed the planes will then be on the market for lease to airline customers by early 2022 -that's the plan-. This means it is CDB Aviation's first foray into the P2F business. CDB Aviation is looking to provide an attractive solution to an ageing medium widebody freighter segment. At present that freighter segment is pinned with the aircraft like Boeing 767 and Airbus A300. Many of these planes are on average 22 or more years old.
Some Freighter action at Cologne.
Qatar Cargo has taken delivery of three Boeing 777 Freighters. With these deliveries, it marks the passing of the 200th 777F delivery for Boeing. "With the arrival of these new freighters, we are injecting more capacity in the market which is very much required during the pandemic. The added capacity will also enable us to support the logistics around the COVID-19 vaccination, which is projected to be one of the greatest logistical challenges for the industry," said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker. "With our investments in innovation and fleet, we are able to fulfill our customers' logistical requirements and facilitate the continuity of global trade."
IAG Cargo utilizing its facilities at London Heathrow, Madrid and Dublin have succeeded in shipping over a million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to date. The doses of vaccines were bound to North America and Europe. John Cheetham, chief commercial officer at IAG Cargo said, "I am delighted that we have already successfully transported over a million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine around the world".
The airplane lessor company BBAM Limited Partnership recently made an order in conjunction with Boeing for the conversion of six additional 737-800s into the Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) configuration. BBAM has also taken options with Boeing for an additional six 737-800BCF conversions.
Astral Aviation will deploy its first B767-200 freighter on a twice-weekly service between Nairobi and its Middle East hub, Sharjah. The Kenya-headquartered airline said the route would begin on February 3, mainly catering to flowers and vegetables. The 40-tonne capacity aircraft, which is leased from ATSG subsidiary Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), will also be used on its four-times-per-week Nairobi-Johannesburg service, currently operated utilizing a B727-200F. "The freighter will also offer capacity on high priority for the distribution of the Covid vaccine to and within Africa in addition to humanitarian cargo," the airline added. (Source: aircargonews)
Sam Chui flies with Turkish Cargo delivering Valentines Day flowers to the UK and then a myriad of machinery parts back to Turkey on an Airbus A332F.
I believe this is a freighter....It is always nice to see a 727 depart. They are increasingly becoming more rare. This one looks like it was in Curitba in Brazil.
An124-100M departing Valencia.
This was quite a hard landing. I'm referring to the Ethiopian Cargo Boeing 777F at the beginning of the video.
Lufthansa Technik and Airbus team up to offer customers a reversible Cargo-in-Cabin solution to satisfy urgent demand quickly and easily. The solution for the Airbus A330 family comprises the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) as well as material kits to modify the passenger aircraft for temporary cargo transport. Cargo capacity is thus increased by up to 15t of additional payload depending on aircraft configuration. Finnair is the first airline to modify an Airbus A330-300 to carry commercial, non-dangerous goods in the main pax deck.
Silkway West Airlines has made an order to Boeing for five 777 freighters. "This deal is an incremental part of our fleet renewal and our commitment to meet our customers' expectations. I am confident that the acquisition of new freighters will further strengthen our leading position on the global air freight market for the next 15 to 20 years," said Zaur Akhundov, Silk Way Group president. The company is looking to expand to meet the growing cargo demand and these new jets will facilitate that expansion.
Testing one of the newest Boeing 767 freighter for Fedex.
Delivering US AID cargo to Islamabad and Nepal.
Premium carrier La Compagnie is to branch off into carrying cargo loads on select Trans-Atlantic runs between Paris and New York. The airline would be using the Airbus A321LR for those missions.
IL-76 and AN124 at Calgary.
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has begun the structural modification phase in the conversion of the first Boeing 777-300ERSF, in partnership with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). Executive VP of the Aviation Group at IAI, Yossi Melamed, said: “Two years ago, we took our first steps on the courageous journey of the cooperation agreement to convert the B777-300ERSF aircraft. Over the course of these past two years, we have invested thousands of hours coupled with engineering and logistical efforts, in order to reach this moment in accordance with the original schedule. Today, we are beginning the structural modification phase of the conversion. The demand for converting the B777 aircraft is high, and I expect that the open spots for conversions will be quickly filled. Since IAI does not have wide competition in the field of passenger to freight conversions, we expect to receive over 50 aircraft that will undergo conversion. I would like to thank GECAS for believing in IAI's abilities and vision, and to our suppliers for the support and assistance during this process."
Lessor BBAM has struck a deal with with Airbus and ST Engineering’s joint German modification specialist EFW taking to 20 the number of A320/321 passenger-to-freighter conversions to be carried out through until 2025.