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Freight Cargojet announces new services to South America and Europe

Canadian Cargojet has announced to open new international cargo routes to South America and Europe, starting in February 2018.

Freight Cincinnati Airport handled over one million tons in 2017

Cincinnati Airport has announced the annual cargo figures.

Freight FedEx Express opens new Shanghai Cargo hub

FedEx Express has announced the official opening of its new FedEx Shanghai International Express and Cargo Hub located at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

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Freight Boeing unveils unmanned Cargo Air Vehicle prototype

Boeing has introduced a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) prototype. The multi-copter will be used for Cargo services. Initial flight tests have been completed.

Freight Ethiopian Airlines to lease converted 737-800 freighters from GECAS

Ethiopian Cargo has committed to lease its first two Boeing 737-800SF freighters from leasing company CECAS. The first aircraft will be delivered in June 2018.

Freight Turkish Airlines orders three B777 freighters

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have announced a firm order by the carrier for three more Boeing 777 Freighters. The aircraft will add to the existing cargo fleet of 11 aircraft.

Freight SF Airlines receives new Boeing 757 freighter

Chinese cargo operator SF Airlines has received its 41st freighter. The converted B757-200 arrived at Shenzhen Airport in the last days.

Freight Amazon Air expands its cargo fleet

Amazon Air’s fleet has grown to 32 freighters in December 2017.

Freight Liege Airport to invest over 50 million euros in cargo

Liege Airport has announced to realize major investments in cargo in 2018. 20 million euros will be invested in new facilities and warehouses and 30 million in new parking areas for freighter planes.

Freight New cargo centre at Copenhagen Airport

German developer to build new 20,000 m² air cargo centre at Copenhagen Airport.

Freight Turkish Airlines receives first Boeing 777Freighter

Boeing has delivered the airline’s first B777 Freighter to Turkish Airlines.

Freight Budapest to become cargo hub for STO Express

 Chinese delivery services company STO Express and EKOL have signed an agreement to establish an European hub for air cargo transportation at Budapest Airport.

Freight Volga Dnepr Group plans new base in Europe

Russia’s Volga Dnepr Group is planning to launch a new all-cargo carrier based in Leipzig-Halle.

Freight First Airbus A330-200P2F enters service

DHL Express has become the first operator to take delivery of the A330-300 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) converted aircraft from Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), the joint venture between ST Aerospace and Airbus.

Freight Air Canada Cargo and Cargojet to end cooperation by end of 2017

The cooperation agreement between Air Canada Cargo and Cargojet will expire at the end of 2017. As a consequence, the dedicated freighter service from Toronto to Mexico, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, Bogota, Lima and Frankfurt will be terminated.

Freight Courier SF Express buys two Boeing 747-400F via online auction

According to an article published by the South China Morning Post, China’s leading private courier SF Express has acquired two Boeing 747-400F aircraft via an online auction on Alibaba’s e-shopping platform Taobao, for a price of 322.8 million yuan, which is equal to approximately 49 million US-dollars. 

Freight Ethiopian Airlines announces order for four Boeing 777 Freighters

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines announced an order for four Boeing 777 Freighters in a deal valued at more than $1.3 billion at list prices at the Dubai Airshow 2017. The deal includes a new order for two freighters. It also includes two freighters the airline announced as a commitment in June that finalized into a firm order and posted on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website this month.

Freight Astral Aviation leases a first Boeing 747-400F

Kenya’s Astral Aviation has signed a wet-lease agreement for a Boeing 747-400F with Air Atlantic Icelandic. This deal has the intention to strengthen the company’s presence in Africa “and especially the Kenyan perishables market, adding capacity for flowers and vegetables from Nairobi to the UK”. Astral Aviation has leased the aircraft in cooperation with Network Airline Management - a division of the Network Aviation Group.

Freight EVA Air receives first Boeing 777F

Taiwanese EVA Air took delivery of its first Boeing 777 freighter, registration number B-16781, at the Boeing Everett Delivery Center in Seattle. The carrier flew its newest freighter from Paine Field to Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). Where the airport welcomed Taiwan’s first Boeing 777 freighter with a water cannon ceremony.

Freight FedEx Express buys up to 50 ATR 72-600F

FedEx Express and ATR have signed a contract for a firm purchase of 30 ATR 72-600 freighters and 20 options. The aircraft will be delivered from 2020 onwards.

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