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Category: Cargo

DHL buys 12 all-electric aircraft

The aircraft, dubbed the ‘Alice’, are due to debut in three years' time and can carry up to 1,200 kilograms of cargo.

Airbus confirms A350 freighter development to rival Boeing in cargo market

Airbus has confirmed that it will officially develop and produce a long-awaited freighter version of its A350, as it attempts to steal back some share of the Boeing-dominated cargo market. The European planemaker announced its intentions to produce the freighter amid the release of its second-quarter results, which saw Airbus bring in revenue of €24.6 billion.

Qatar CEO ready to place ‘large’ freighter order within months

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker has flagged his urgent interest in wide-body freighters and says he is ready to place orders by the end of the quarter.

‘Wind in our sails’: Airbus confirms A350 freighter variant as a possibility

European planemaker Airbus has confirmed that it is actively looking into the possibility of developing a freighter variant of its wide-bodied A350 aircraft, as it attempts to break into the Boeing-dominated cargo market. Following months of speculation, Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer confirmed that Airbus is in active discussions with customers who have expressed interest

Titan welcomes first converted A321 freighter to its fleet

British charter airline Titan Airways has taken delivery of its first passenger-to-freighter converted aircraft, a CFM56-5B powered Airbus A321P2F. This delivery is the first of three Airbus A321 converted passenger-to-freighter aircraft on order. The UK airline is among the first carriers in the world to operate the converted aircraft since the plane’s initial production in

Cargo demand hits pre-COVID levels, passenger figures take a hit

Global demand for air cargo has surpassed pre-COVID levels, though passenger traffic remains well below, according to the IATA. The International Air Transport Association has revealed that air cargo demand in January 2021 was up 1.1 per cent on pre-COVID January readings, and up 3 per cent compared to the previous month. The IATA noted

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