AEI celebrates 60 years in business

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) is celebrating its 60th anniversary. On July 9th, 1958, James Addison began Aeronautical Engineers with a simple vision of providing the growing air freight industry with dependable and cost-effective freighter conversions. The company made its mark on aviation history beginning with “work-horse” freighter conversions for aircraft,…

Lufthansa Cargo to elevate production planning efficiency with Quintiq

Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes company that provides global supply chain planning and optimisation (SCP&O) tools, has been selected to improve Lufthansa Cargo’s production planning at two of its most relevant hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. Additional stations will be included in the future in Lufthansa Cargo’s effort to set up…

Nippon Cargo Airlines suspends operations

Nippon Cargo Airlines says that it will temporary suspend all aircraft operations following the discovering of one “inappropriate maintenance record concerning the lubricating oil supply to the aircraft parts (for JA14 KZ) at Narita airport on April 3, 2018”. In what the company described as “an abundance of caution”, it…

Cardig Air leases Boeing 737-400F from Vallair

  Vallair, the aircraft trading, leasing and specialist MRO organisation, has signed a long-term financial lease with Indonesian Cargo Airline, Cardig Air, for a Boeing 737-400F.  After conversion in the USA, the final compliance checks for Indonesian aviation were undertaken at Vallair’s MRO facility in Montpellier, France and the aircraft…

AEI receives EASA approval for CRJ200SF

  Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for the AEI CRJ200 SF passenger-to-freighter conversion. The EASA approval (STC 10061615) allows for the operation of European registered CRJ200 SF freighters. AEI received the original FAA STC for the CRJ200 SF at the end of 2016…

ATSG reports first quarter performance

  Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), which provides medium wide-body aircraft leasing, air cargo transportation and related services, has reported an 11% increase in revenue during the first quarter of 2018 to $203 million, which excludes $54.4 million in 1Q 2017 of reimbursable expenses. GAAP Earnings from Continuing Operations are…

NCA chooses HAECO ITM for 747-8F technical support

  HAECO ITM has reached an agreement with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) to provide inventory technical management support for the airline’s Boeing 747-8 freighter fleet. The scope of the agreement includes component inventory access, component exchange, component repair management, component engineering and AOG support at guaranteed service level to ensure…

ST Aerospace completes investment in EADS EFW

ST Aerospace has completed its investment of 35% equity interest in Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EADS EFW). The investment was completed following the receipt of regulatory approvals and fulfilment of customary conditions precedent. Following this completion, ST Aerospace will commence the A330P2F engineering development phase in February. A Dresden-based company with…