Discussion in 'Commercial & General Aviation' started by Jet News, Sep 7, 2019.
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.