For more air cargo news, data and analysis, please go to: http://www.airguideonline.com/professional.htm Jul 3, 2006
Alaska Airlines yesterday introduced the first of five 737-400 converted freighters to its cargo fleet. The conversion was performed by Pemco World Air Services and is the first for the type, Alaska said. The aircraft replaces a 737-200F. Remaining aircraft, which will be converted into combis, will enter service by the end of 2007 as part of a $100 million expansion and modernization of its cargo operation. It will retire seven dash 200Fs. The dash 400 fleet will increase freight capacity by 20%. Jun 29, 2006
Boeing, Jade Cargo, Teledyne Controls
Teledyne Controls announced that Jade Cargo International, a joint venture among Shenzhen Airlines, Lufthansa Cargo and DEG, ordered its integrated Data Management Unit for aircraft condition monitoring and data recording on its new 747-400ERF fleet. Jun 28, 2006
DHL yesterday signed a long-term "strategic network alliance" with Malaysian cargo carrier Transmile. DHL recently spent $1.3 million upgrading its facility at Subang and now will offer 10 weekly flights from the airport to its main Asia/Pacific hub in Hong Kong aboard Transmile aircraft. It previously reserved block space for cargo on Transmile flights but said the expanded agreement will allow for more regular service and cut delivery time for Malaysian customers by a half-day for shipments to other countries in Asia...