American set to offer 1000 cargo-only flights in September

American Airlines has totally revamped its cargo operations over the course of the COVID 19 pandemic, from launching its first cargo only services with 20 flights to two cities in March next month it has 1000 flights scheduled to 32 destinations. The March services were the first cargo-only flights that…

GECAS Cargo orders more 737-800BCF freighters 

GECAS signed an agreement with Boeing  converting 11 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) options to firm orders and adding nine additional options to the GECAS Cargo order book. This agreement marks a repeat order by the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric [NYSE: GE] for the 737-800BCF, bringing…

PrecisionHawk awarded patents for unmanned air traffic management 

PrecisionHawk has been awarded two patents for technologies it has developed for unmanned aircraft system traffic management (UTM). The patents, titled ‘Automated Unmanned Air Traffic Control System,’ are designed to enable collision avoidance between drones and manned aircraft. This is achieved by transmitting real-time flight data from drones to a…

AEI gets orders from GA Telesis for two freighter conversions 

Aeronautical Engineers has signed a deal  to provide GA Telesis with up to two B737-800SF freighter conversions. The order includes one firm aircraft with an option for a second aircraft. The first aircraft (MSN 32903) will commence modification in August 2020 and will be performed by Commercial Jet in Miami, FL….

ATSG delivers freighter to MasAir 

Air Transport Services Group today has delivered a Boeing 767-300 converted freighter to Aerotransportes Mas de Carga, (MasAir) of Mexico City under terms of a five-year dry lease agreement with ATSG subsidiary Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM). Luis Sierra, CEO of MasAir said, “We are truly excited to receive this first aircraft from…

Delta Cargo signs up to the Sustainable Air Freight Alliance

Delta Cargo has joined the Sustainable Air Freight Alliance (SAFA), a business-led collaborative initiative aiming to reduce its members’ environmental footprint. The move aligns with Delta’s pledge earlier this year to become the world’s first carbon neutral airline. The airline has committed $1 billion over the next 10 years to mitigate…

DHL adds four Boeing 767-300 converted freighters to its flee

DHL Express and Boeing announced that it will add four 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters as part of the logistics company’s efforts to continue modernizing and growing its fleet with cost-efficient and reliable freighters. This step is part of DHL’s effort to modernise its long-haul intercontinental fleet in order to fly…

Aventure Aviation acquires Boeing 757-200

Aventure Aviation has acquired another Boeing 757-200 airframe, MSN 27971 . This is Aventure’s second 757 purchase in the last few months and comes on the heels of their purchase of MSN 27208. The airframe is currently stored in Goodyear, Arizona at Aersale. The aircraft, last operated by Air Astana,…

NSTB releases report in Atlas crash 

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has found that Atlas Air flight 3591 crashed outside Houston in 2019 due to human error in a report released July 14. “Also contributing were systemic deficiencies in the aviation industry’s selection and performance measurement practices, which failed to address the first officer’s aptitude-related…

PAS MRO chooses Oklahoma City for its new home

PAS MRO, an independent return to service and component repair and overhaul company, has announces plans to relocate its operations from Irvine, Calif., to Bristow, Okla. The relocation, which is expected to be completed by November 2020, will create 37 new jobs and represent an investment of $3.2 million to…

GA Telesis purchases eight PW4056 Engines from Delta Material Services

GA Telesis (GAT) has purchased eight Pratt & Whitney PW4056-3 engines from Delta Material Services (DMS), all of which were last operated by Delta Air Lines (DAL). The transaction was recently concluded by the Component Solutions Group (CSG). The engines will be immediately inducted for disassembly and repair with the…