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  • Western Global 747 freighter-c-Western Global Airlines

    Western Global struggled with closure of Chinese market and belly-capacity rebound


    US cargo carrier Western Global Airlines has outlined the setbacks which led to its entry to Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, including a customer shift away from dedicated freighters, contrary to expectations, and the delayed recovery of Chinese activity. Western Global has also been affected by high fuel prices attributed to ...

  • Western Global MD-11F-c-Western Global Airlines

    Pressured US freight carrier Western Global seeks to reinforce financial position


    US cargo carrier Western Global Airlines has admitted that it is facing financial pressures, and that its management team is exploring options to reinforce the company’s position. Florida-based Western Global operates a fleet of 19 aircraft, a mix of Boeing MD-11 and 747-400 freighters. But it states that its management ...

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    Western Global MD-11 catches fire in Michigan hangar


    Three people sustained "serious" injuries after a fire ignited on 17 September in the cargo hold of a Boeing MD-11 freighter operated by Western Global Airlines, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.