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]

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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]

Cargologic Boeing 747-400F (Image:Mike Burdett CC BY-SA 2.0)
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Cargologic officially suspends operations

The UK’s only dedicated main-deck air freight operator, Cargologic (P3/CLU), has officially confirmed it has suspended operations. The operator had not operated a flight since the 9th February and apparently laid off 100 members of staff last week. In a statement, Cargologic blamed a drastic reduction in market demand saying [read more]