Lockheed Martin Unveils C-130J Commercial-Freighter Version

Lockheed Martin has unveiled a new member of the C-130J Super Hercules family, the LM-100J commercial freighter.

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Beijing-based China Postal Airlines joins Hangzhou-based YTO Airlines as a launch customer for the Boeing 737 BCF program.

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The two new 747-8Fs are the first to be delivered to the Russian scheduled air cargo carrier under a memorandum of understanding for 20 747-8Fs signed between Boeing and Volga-Dnepr Group at the Paris Air Show in June.

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Starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 21, the Princess Juliana International Airport franchise of Domino’s Pizza and Winair collaborated to deliver straight-from-the-oven pizzas to eight countries and island territories in the Northeast Caribbean in just 45 minutes.

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Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing to order 20 more 747-8 Freighters, in a deal which also adds the Antonov An-124-100 Ruslan very large freighter on a long-term basis to the logistics support chain for Boeing and its partners.

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Qatar Airways has ordered 10 Boeing 777-8Xs and four 777 Freighters, in a deal which Boeing announced on the first day of the Paris Air Show 2015. Boeing also announced at the show that EVA Air intends to purchase five 777 Freighters.

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To be operated by Turkish Cargo, Turkish Airlines’ cargo wing, the four new Airbus A330-200F freighters will add to five it already has in service, from two previous rounds of orders for the type.

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Cargolux’s latest Boeing 747-8 Freighter delivery, the 30th new 747F delivered to the carrier, carries a special decal of the “Father of the Boeing 747”, Joe Sutter, the Boeing engineer who led the team that designed the Boeing 747.

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The order, which Boeing Commercial Airplanes values at more than $1.1 billion at current list prices, was first announced as an upcoming deal on January 8.

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Global logistics giant Panalpina and U.S. cargo airline Atlas Air are strengthening their long-standing partnership in the air cargo industry, with a new five-year agreement which envisages Panalpina expanding its “controlled” network of air cargo services.

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Azerbaijan-based cargo carrier Silk Way West Airlines and Boeing have announced that the two companies are finalizing terms and working toward a purchase agreement to be placed by Silk Way West for three Boeing 747-8 Freighters.

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Airbus has decided to launch development and production of five new Beluga outsize-cargo transporters, to accompany the ramp-up of A350 XWB production and other aircraft production-rate increases.

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The Baku, Azerbaijan-based carrier’s first Boeing 747-8F was delivered last week and the second aircraft was delivered on August 28.

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Qatar Airways has finalized an order for 50 Boeing 777-9Xs and has announced a commitment for 50 additional 777-9X purchase rights. The airline has also announced its intent to order four Boeing 777 Freighters and secure options for four more.

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Announcing the launch of the new Q400 NextGen version at the Farnborough International Airshow, Bombardier Aerospace revealed it will offer a cargo-passenger Combi configuration that the company said would deliver the greatest payload capability and operational flexibility in its segment.

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The order, which Boeing values at about $1 billion at current list prices, will bolster Cathay Pacific Airways’ fleets of Boeing 747-8 Freighters and Boeing 777-300ER widebodies to 14 and 53 aircraft, respectively.

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In deals announced on the first day of the Dubai Airshow 2013, Qatar Airways has signed a letter of intent to order 50 Boeing 777-9X passenger aircraft and has signed a firm order for five more Airbus A330-200F freighters, optioning eight more A330-200Fs at the same time.

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Etihad Airways’ new Airbus order comprises 40 Airbus A350-900s, 10 A350-1000s, one A330-200F, 26 A321neos and 10 A320neos. It also has taken options on 30 additional Airbus aircraft from these families.

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Etihad Airways has announced an order at the Dubai Airshow for 56 Boeing widebody jets, with options and purchase rights for 26 additional aircraft. Boeing values the November 17 order, announced on the first day of the Dubai Airshow 2013, at $25.2 billion at list prices.

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