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Cargo Facts Connect
10 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Lessors strengthen control over 737-800 freighter conversion slots
In this episode of Cargo Facts Connect, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee take a look at incoming 737-800 freighters and discuss fleet trends in what is currently the second-largest market for 737NG freighters, Mainland China.
10 minutes | Jul 3, 2021
FedEx’s order book and the 767F
FedEx Express, already the largest operator of the 767, firmed up options late last month to purchase twenty additional 767-300Fs from Boeing. In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee take another look at the integrator’s 767 order and options, and discuss the medium widebody freighter’s prospects more generally.
16 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
More 747s and passenger aircraft pulled into cargo service
In this Cargo Facts Weekly Wrap, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee discuss some of the 747s being returned to service and routes that are still favorable to cargo-only operations with equipment other than a purpose-built or converted freighter. On the narrowbody front, the pair discusses the demand for 757-200 conversions, following a four-unit 757-200 freighter conversion order from BlackRock.
12 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Cargo Facts EMEA recap and Cargolux's future
In this episode of Cargo Facts Connect, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee recap some of the major highlights from this year's Cargo Facts EMEA event, including Astral Aviation adding the 757 platform to its fleet, Bluebird Nordic looking to make the transition to NGs, and Texel Air ordering a second 737-800BCF conversion. They then take a closer look at Cargolux, which has long been an all-747 operator but is thinking about its future fleet development.
13 minutes | May 15, 2021
A321 freighter milestones and 767-200F reassignments
In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee highlight recent A321 freighter conversion developments. They then look at the first DHL 767-200F transfer to 21 Air and discuss 767 CMI operations more generally.
16 minutes | Apr 24, 2021
CFA highlights unprecedented demand for freighters
In this episode, Jim Edgar, Senior Consultant of Cargo Facts Consulting, joins Cargo Facts Associate Editor Jeff Lee to to reflect on some key themes from this week’s Cargo Facts Asia virtual event. They then discuss the unprecedented demand for freighter aircraft, before turning to the race between Airbus and Boeing for the next large widebody freighter.
14 minutes | Apr 17, 2021
More 747Fs reactivated, plus the imminent induction of the first 777-300ERSF
In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee look at another couple of 747-400Fs that could soon leave the desert, take stock of the stored 747 freighter fleet and discuss how freighter-converted 777-300Fs might fit into the market.
12 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
What’s driving more carriers to medium-widebody freighters?
In this Weekly Wrap, Cargo Facts editors Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee look back at last week’s developments involving CargoLogicAir, Ethiopian Airlines and MNG Airlines, highlighting the relentless demand for medium-widebody freighters. Their discussion takes a look at why 767s make sense for CLA and the peculiarities of the Ethiopian deal, before turning to MNG’s move away from production A330s.
16 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Passenger freighters still around one year later
In this episode of Cargo Facts Connect, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee revisit cargo-only operations using passenger aircraft over the past year, and discuss the longevity of and outlook for pax-freighter operations.
13 minutes | Mar 20, 2021
How many more 747 freighters are there to reactivate?
In this episode, Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee discuss the current state of parked 747 freighters, and look at how 737-800 fleet modernization in mainland China and elsewhere is giving 737 Classics a second life.
16 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
A mega-merger, plus Amazon’s stake in ATSG
In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee look at some of the implications of the AerCap-GECAS merger on the freighter market. They then discuss Amazon’s decision to up its stake in ATSG to around 19.5%, before ending with a few of the week’s top freighter aircraft transactions.
14 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
New conversion orders, plus EFW inducts its first A320
In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee discuss this week's conversion orders, EFW's A320P2F program, and Lufthansa Cargo's 777F plans.
14 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
CFC's Jim Edgar on how the 777F ended up with the GE90 as its only engine option
In this episode, Cargo Facts Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Jim Edgar, senior consultant of Cargo Facts Consulting, discuss the GE90's exclusivity on the 777F and how cargo operators were taken into consideration when Boeing decided on engines for the 777 and 747-400 freighters.
15 minutes | Feb 6, 2021
A330-200Fs on the move
In this episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee discuss where the four A330-200Fs that Qatar Airways has removed from service may end up. They also look back at the A330-200F program and compare it with freighter-converted A330s.
14 minutes | Jan 30, 2021
Industry Pulse: Pax freighters deliver lifeline to secondary markets
In this episode, Frederic Horst, managing director of Cargo Facts Consulting, and Cargo Facts' Senior Editor Charles Kauffman take another look at passenger freighters in an Industry Pulse webinar.
15 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Weekly Wrap: Flurry of freighter orders in first weeks of 2021
In this Cargo Facts Connect episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee reflect on freighter news from the first two weeks of 2021.
16 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Weekly Wrap: COVID-19 piques online shopping, freighter conversions
In this Cargo Facts Connect episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee discuss sales and package volumes related to Alibaba’s Singles Day sale, and reflect on freighter news from this week, fueled by long-term e-commerce growth.
38 minutes | Nov 6, 2020
Cargo Facts Symposium 2020 Fireside Chat
This episode features the Fireside Chat session with ATSG President and CEO Rich Corrado during this year's virtual Cargo Facts Symposium.
19 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Weekly Wrap: Takeaways from Cargo Facts Symposium 2020
In this edition of the Weekly Wrap, Cargo Facts Editors Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee are joined by Jim Edgar, senior consultant of Cargo Facts Consulting, to recap the major takeaways from this year’s Cargo Facts Symposium.
14 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Weekly Wrap: Here come the A321 freighters
In this Cargo Facts Connect episode, Senior Editor Charles Kauffman and Associate Editor Jeff Lee discuss the latest developments around the A321F and look ahead to next week.
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