Etihad Airbus A350F
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Etihad firms up A350 freighter order

Leading United Arab Emirates carrier Etihad (EY/ETD) has firmed up an order for seven A350F Freighter aircraft from the European aerospace giant Airbus. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier initially announced the commitment at the Singapore Airshow but has not finalised the order which will see it implement the most-efficient cargo aircraft [read more]

Cargolux Selects 777-8 Freighter as Preferred Replacement for 747-400 Fleet
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FIA22: Cargolux selects 777-8F to replace 747s

Luxembourg-based freight specialist Cargolux has selected the Boeing 777-8F to replace its Boeing 747-400 freighters in an announcement at the Farnborough International Airshow. The company is the world’s largest operator of Boeing widebody freighters with 30 Boeing 747-400 and 747-8F aircraft in its fleet and replacing the older -400s with [read more]

UK charter specialist JOTA Aviation ceases trading (Image: Russel Lee / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA2.0)
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UK charter specialist JOTA Aviation ceases trading

UK charter specialist JOTA Aviation (ENZ), which specialised in sports, music and film charters, ceased trading yesterday. No reason has been given for the collapse however Companies House lists its accounts as overdue suggesting serious financial issues. Formed in 2009 JOTA Aviation was one of a number of companies that [read more]

Air France Cargo A350F
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Air France-KLM finalises A350F order

European Airframer Airbus has announced that Air France-KLM has finalised an order for 4 Airbus A350F Freighter aircraft. The dedicated freighter variant of the Airbus A350 airliner has proven popular with airlines as an alternative to the US-made widebody freighters. Offering the greener option to move air freight, the A350F [read more]

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Airbus gets orders for 14 A350 Freighters

Airbus has won two orders for the Airbus A350F, the freighter variant of the popular long-haul airliner, totalling 14 aircraft at the Singapore Air Show. Singapore Airlines was the first to finalise the deal (originally announced in December) for seven aircraft that will replace its ageing Boeing 747 Freighter fleet. [read more]

The Pregnant Guppy
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Feature: The Guppies of the air

In the tumultuous era of the Space Race, NASA found itself with the ever-growing problem of transportation. With large pieces of equipment needing moving from factories to the launch pad, transport methods were slow and cumbersome. Through the Fifties, NASA would have to transport its machinery via land and/or sea [read more]