FedEx Express has announced the official opening of its new FedEx Shanghai International Express and Cargo Hub located at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chinese delivery services company STO Express and EKOL have signed an agreement to establish an European hub for air cargo transportation at Budapest Airport.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.