Aircraft Manufacturers

  • Cathay signs leaseback deal for six B777s

    Cathay Pacific has signed an agreement with aircraft leasing company BOC Aviation for the sale and leaseback of six of the 19 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft it has on order. CEO Tony Tyler said the move was consistent with the...... Read More
  • DHL adds B767 freighters to trans-Atlantic

    DHL Express has added the first of six 53.5 tonne capacity Boeing 767ER Freighters into its fleet replacing the shared capacity of its MD-11F aircraft that are currently in use through a joint venture with Lufthansa Cargo. The new...... Read More
  • FedEx Express takes delivery of first 777 Freighter

    FedEx Express has taken delivery of its first of 15 Boeing 777 Freighters it has on order with at least four of these serving Asia to US routes by April 2010. By 2014 the express company will have a...... Read More
  • Air cargo upturn underway, but “fragile”

    Signs of a clear, but fragile recovery in air cargo demand are being driven by companies restocking inventories which have run low, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday. But this pick up would remain “fragile” as...... Read More
  • Boeing’s new 747-8 Freighter gets its engines

    While woes continue to beset its 787 Dreamliner project, Boeing is continuing to mark the numerous milestones in the assembly of its first 747-8 Freighter. Earlier this week Boeing announced that mechanics completed the installation of the new GEnx-2B...... Read More
  • AMERICAS: Boeing’s Alteon training division re-named

    Boeing has announced that the company’s training organisation, Alteon, will be renamed Boeing Training & Flight Services. Boeing said the new name reflects the organisation’s expanded capabilities for providing flight, maintenance, cabin safety and flight operations training. With the...... Read More
  • AMERICAS: Boeing finds new problem in 787

    Boeing has halted production of 787 Dreamliner fuselage sections at the Alenia Aeronautica, a subsidiary of Finmeccanica, factory in Italy after new flaws were found in the aircraft’s lightweight carbon composite fuselage. Boeing found microscopic wrinkles in the skin...... Read More
  • EADS chief says orders may be down for two years

    With the global economic quagmire flattening demand for aircraft, the head of Airbus SAS’s parent said carriers may be less inclined to take new aircraft in the next year or two as they grapple with the decline in global...... Read More
  • Datamonitor: Positive economic signs a start

    Positive economic indicators coming out of Europe, Asia and the US over the last ten days give reason to forecast a recovery in the global logistics and express industry. However, for global freight and parcel volumes and revenues to...... Read More
  • Air Berlin shelves plan to sell Liesure Cargo

    Air Berlin, Europe’s third-largest discount carrier said it has shelved plans to sell its standalone cargo unit – Leisure Cargo – after failing to attract a bid that matched the company’s own valuation and said it is reviewing an...... Read More