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Qatar retires all remaining A330 freighters from fleet

Qatar Airways’ cargo division has officially retired all of its A330-200 freighters in favour of the Boeing 777 freighters it took delivery of in January. The retirement was long planned by the Doha-based airline, and was in fact delayed by two months due to the delayed delivery of its 777Fs. According to Qatar Airways chief

Aircraft lessor BBAM orders 12 737-800BCFs

US-based aircraft lessor BBAM has come to an agreement with Boeing to purchase six new 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCFs), in a deal that includes options for six more aircraft. The agreement brings BBAM’s 737-800BCF orders and commitments to 15, and is made in light of continued strength in the e-commerce and express cargo market,

Volga-Dnepr begins flying its grounded An-124s again

Volga-Dnepr has begun returning its grounded An-124s to the skies following an apparent engine failure incident last November.

2020: The year the changed aviation – Part 2

2020 has without a doubt brought about the single biggest disruptor to the global aviation sector potentially ever seen: the COVID-19 pandemic. On 31 December, 2019, Chinese authorities officially revealed they were treating a small number of citizens suffering from a mysterious illness in Wuhan. No one knew just what this would mean for the

Cathay ramps up vaccine storage capacity

Cathay Pacific is expanding its cold storage facilities at its cargo terminal to allow it to temporarily house more than 8.6 million vaccine doses per day, as the global vaccine distribution challenge begins to ramp up. The terminal’s current capacity is around 7.1 million doses, and a new cold storage room will be added to

Singapore 747-400 ships first vaccines to Asia

The first shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been flown into Singapore from Belgium onboard a Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter. The shipment from Brussels was brought to Singapore onboard flight SQ7979 on Monday evening, and is believed to be the first COVID vaccine shipment to arrive in Asia. Logistics services firm DHL said


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