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Contrail spotting: Lufthansa MD-11F passing over Eastern Europe

This beautiful contrail photo of a Lufthansa MD-11F was taken by AirSpace photographer erwan_ei.Lufthansa Cargo VP Americas Achim Martinka says the carrier aims to add six “Boeing MD-11 equivalent” freighters by 2015. He says Lufthansa Cargo is now reviewing new and converted freighter options and expects to decide on which aircraft type to acquire within […]

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Mashaling a 747-8 freighter

Today’s image of the day depicts a ground worker marshaling Boeing’s–and the world’s–newest freighter aircraft, the 747-8. The aircraft is part of our focus in this week’s article on evaluating the world’s largest commercial jets.Boeing’s new 747-8F freighter made its maiden flight on 8 February, with captains Mark Feuerstein and Tom Imrich at the controls. […]

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SF Airlines 757 freighter

SF Express operates subsidiary SF Airlines, which has two Boeing 757 PCF (Precision Converted Freighter) aircraft, one of which is seen below. The aircraft was converted by Precision Conversions into a 15-pallet freighter. Precision to date has converted 27 conversions while rival Alcoa-SIE has completed one. There are also 14 and 14.5 pallet conversions available. […]

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Beluga delivers A320P2F training mock-up

An A300-600ST Beluga, below, delivers an A320 passenger-to-freighter (P2F) training mock-up. In recent A320PTF news, Airbus Freighter Conversion’s launch customer for the A320PTF conversion programme has found a client to lease three of the jets, but target certification has been pushed back to late 2012.AerCap, a lessor headquartered in the Netherlands, signed an order for […]

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Noteworthy Image: Southern Air’s B777-200LRF for Thai Airways

After a brief delay, Boeing has delivered the first B777-200LRF to Connecticut-based Southern Air, making the carrier the first ACMI operator to feature the 777 freighter, Boeing says.Southern Air will place the aircraft into service with Thai Airways, who will be the first Asian carrier to use the 777 freighter. The aircraft will be based […]

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