Boeing has confirmed that Air China has agreed to order two more Boeing 747-8 Intercontinentals, one additional 777-300ER and 20 737-800s. In addition, Air China Cargo, a subsidiary of Air China, has agreed to buy eight Boeing 777 Freighters.

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Cathay Pacific Airways has ordered three more Boeing 747-8 Freighters. The order, which Boeing values at approximately $1 billion at list prices, also includes options for five Boeing 777 Freighters.

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Tampa Cargo, AviancaTaca Holding’s Colombia-based cargo airline, has taken delivery of the first of four new Airbus A330-200 Freighters at the Airbus widebody final assembly facility in Toulouse.

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Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777 Freighter, the carrier becoming the first African airline to operate the type. Addis Ababa-based Ethiopian Airlines is leasing its first Boeing 777 Freighter from GE Capital Aviation Services and has five more on order.

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Istanbul-based cargo carrier MNG Airlines has taken delivery of the first of four Airbus A330-200Fs on order. MNG already operates a fleet of seven Airbus A300 freighters and by moving up to the larger and more capable Airbus A330-200 Freighter will be able to expand its network and services.

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The airline launched the weekly Boeing 747-400F freighter service from Singapore’s Changi International Airport to Viracopos-Campinas International Airport in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state on August 16.

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It is the second Boeing 747-8 Freighter which the Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. subsidiary has put into service for Panalpina under a multi-year aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance contract, commonly known in the industry as a wet lease.

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The new aircraft is the first of 14 Boeing 747-8 Freighters which Tokyo Narita-based NCA has ordered from Boeing.

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Colombia-based Synergy Aerospace, whose parent Synergy Group is the majority owner of AviancaTaca and Tampa Cargo and owns several other airlines, has signed a firm order for six Airbus A330-200 passenger jets and three A330-200 Freighter aircraft.

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The aircraft, a 747-8 Freighter, was delivered to Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. Atlas Air will operate it on behalf of Panalpina, the Swiss-based logistics provider and supply-chain specialist.

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Boeing and United Parcel Service marked the delivery on May 22 of the cargo operator’s 50th 767-300 Freighter.

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Cargo transportation provider and airline Amerijet International, Inc. is launching three-times-weekly scheduled air cargo service between Miami and Nicaragua’s capital Managua on April 17.

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Southern Air Holdings, Inc. has taken delivery of its third Boeing 777F and expects to receive its fourth new 777F from Boeing on April 25.

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AirBridgeCargo Airlines, part of the Volga-Dnepr Group, has taken delivery of the second of five new Boeing 747-8 Freighters.

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For the project, ST Aerospace will lead A330P2F engineering development, working with Airbus and EADS EFW. EADS EFW will subsequently be responsible as program lead during the industrial phase, and will undertake most of the conversions at its facilities in Dresden in Germany.

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Korean Air has taken delivery of its first Boeing 747-8F and Boeing 777F freighters, becoming the first airline in the world to operate both freighter models.

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Volga-Dnepr Group subsidiary AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) took delivery on January 26 of the first of five new Boeing 747-8 Freighters it has on order.

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FedEx Express has ordered 27 Boeing 767-300 Freighters and has exercised existing options for two additional Boeing 777 Freighters.

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Qatar Airways has announced an order for two Boeing 777 Freighters at the 2011 Dubai Air Show. The two aircraft will increase Qatar Airways’ Boeing 777 Freighter fleet to eight when delivered.

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