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  • ATR 72-600F first flight

    ATR flies first new-build 72-600 freighter for FedEx


    ATR has flown the first example of its newly-developed 72-600 freighter, a purpose-built cargo version of its larger turboprop. The aircraft was launched three years ago with an order for up to 50 from US express freight specialist FedEx. Thirty of the aircraft under the FedEx agreement were ...

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    Current-generation aircraft ready for cargo conversions


    The worldwide grounding of aircraft during the passenger travel downturn has led to a shortage in capacity for air freight delivery, increasing the incentive for airlines to convert Boeing 777s, 737NGs and other newer generation aircraft for cargo flights. 

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    FedEx MD-11F loses nose-wheel on take-off


    Investigators are probing the loss of a nose-wheel from a FedEx Boeing MD-11F, apparently during departure from San Antonio. The aircraft (N619FE) had been operating the FX464 service to Memphis on 7 April. It landed on runway 18C at about 08:50 but the US FAA, in a preliminary ...

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    ANALYSIS: Trump's Gulf spat intervention and his American history


    Reports that US president Donald Trump sided against the USA’s big three airlines during a mid-July “heated showdown” about Gulf carrier state subsidy allegations do not mark the first time he has had tough words for American Airlines.

  • News

    House introduces Fair and Open Skies Act


    ​​House aviation committee lawmakers have introduced a bill intended to prohibit the US from granting commercial aviation permits to foreign carriers that could potentially undermine labor and competition standards.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Global uncertainty leaves its mark on air cargo demand


    Airlines across the world are experiencing what they hope will prove to be a minor diversion from the positive air-cargo demand trend seen over the past three years.

  • News

    Fatigue cracking caused 2016 FedEx MD-10F gear failure: NTSB


    ​Corrosion-induced fatigue cracking caused the left main landing gear of a FedEx Boeing MD-10-10 Freighter to collapse at Fort Lauderdale in 2016, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

  • News

    Boeing sells 24 widebody freighters to FedEx Express


    ​FedEx Express will buy 24 new widebody freighters – 12 767-300ERFs and 777Fs each – as continued growth in the freight market fuels a fleet replacement cycle, the cargo carrier and Boeing announced on 19 June.

  • News

    Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order


    Textron Aviation has unveiled and launched the twin-engined Cessna 408 SkyCourier with a surprise order by FedEx for up to 100 aircraft worth $550 million at list price, in a move that reinserts the company into a market segment once occupied by the Beech 1900.

  • Opinion

    OPINION: ATR 72-600 freighter cements turboprop domination


    ​After a heads-up from ATR of an imminent ­announcement regarding a new aircraft launch, the speculation was that perhaps the fabled 90-seat ­turboprop was about to become a reality.

  • News

    ATR launches -600 freighter with large FedEx order


    ​US cargo operator FedEx Express is ordering up to 50 of a new ATR freighter model, based on the 72-600 turboprop.

  • News

    FedEx and United join fray for available Cuba frequencies


    ​FedEx and United Airlines have joined the fray for the three daily frequencies to Havana available to US carriers, bringing the total number of requests to six flights.

  • News

    NTSB releases more details about MD-10F fire at Fort Lauderdale


    ​A fire that engulfed the wing of FedEx MD-10F freighter at Fort Lauderdale in October ignited after the aircraft's wing scraped the runway and ruptured the fuel system, according to US accident investigators.

  • News

    Amazon signs 20-aircraft lease deal with ATSG


    ​Cargo carrier Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) has reached an agreement to operate 20 Boeing 767 freighters for online retailer Amazon, a move that expands Amazon’s reach into the package delivery business.

  • News

    FedEx orders 50 767 Freighters with 50 options


    ​FedEx Corp has agreed to order 50 767-300 Freighters with options to buy 50 more.

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    Canada’s TSB cites 'phraseology' as factor in near-collision


    ​The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says non-standard air traffic control language contributed to a near-collision of an AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter and a FedEx Airbus A300 at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International airport in 2014.

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    ANALYSIS: Boeing reinvests in 767 for freighter market


    By any reasonable standard, Boeing's 767 has had a good run. The twin-engined widebody is approaching 35 years of uninterrupted serial production. It has outsold its smaller, narrowbody sibling, the 757, with 1,073 deliveries up to April 2015 and orders for 38 commercial freighters left in the backlog.

  • FedEx freighters

    FedEx agrees to take over TNT Express


    ​Freight specialist FedEx has reached a conditional agreement to acquire TNT Express, two years after a similar takeover bid by UPS collapsed.

  • P2f historical

    ​ANALYSIS: Narrowbody conversions drive P2F market in 2014


    The year 2014 saw a 10% increase in global passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversions to 70 aircraft, driven by growth in narrowbody conversions, while extreme weakness continued to dog the widebody conversion market.

  • News

    FedEx orders another four 767-300Fs


    ​FedEx has placed orders for four additional Boeing 767-300 freighters, bringing to 46 the number of outstanding orders that the package delivery company has for the type.