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 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.
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
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
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