777F, 747-8F orders help former’s bridge, solidify Boeing as freighter king

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Boeing to hike 767F production; may be only first of several

April 25, 2018, © Leeham News: Buried deep within Boeing’s first quarter earnings report is a single, seemingly innocuous sentence: “Reflecting the strength of the cargo market, we now plan to increase the production rate on the 767… Read More

Used A330-200s could be interim solution to NMA

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Boeing plots support for 747-8

March 29, 2017, (c) Leeham Co.: Boeing is going to build and buy its own 747-8Fs, then lease them as a way to keep the 747 line alive, reports Bloomberg News. With the effective shutdown by Congress of the… Read More

Look for more KC-46A tanker orders soon

Feb. 8, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing last month received a $2.1bn order for 15 more KC-46A tankers from the US Air Force, bringing the total so far to 34. Look for more orders in the coming months…. Read More

UPS order tops off 747-8 line through 2020

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Airbus, Boeing freighter demand forecasts optimistic, says P2F company

Special to Leeham News By Cliff Duke LCF Freighter Conversions I have mapped out below the last five years of OEM forecasts (Boeing World Air Cargo Forecasts and Airbus Global Market Forecast data) on widebody conversions calibrated against… Read More

Boeing cargo forecast: 540 new 777F, 747-8F category deliveries over 20 years

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Assessing the wide-body and narrow-body freighters

This column has been updated since distribution to our e-mail recipients Sept. 22. There is an emerging demand to replace aging small- and medium-size wide-body freighters, but with limited choices to replace them. Airbus A310Fs and A300Fs are… Read More

A380 has, A350 will have lithium-ion batteries

Focus on the Boeing 787’s mishap last Monday comes, naturally, on the fire involving the lithium-ion battery. The battery, or Li-ion for short, is considered hazardous in many applications and in air cargo shipping. Two Boeing 747-400 cargo… Read More