Air Cargo News.


Jul 16, 2007

Airbus, FedEx

Airbus yesterday delivered an A300 freighter to FedEx, the final A300/A310 that the manufacturer will produce. Over the life of the program, which was launched in 1969 with the first aircraft delivered to Air France in 1974, Airbus sold a total of 821 A300s/A310s. About 630 are still in service with approximately 80 operators. The manufacturer said its long-term fleet support program "will continue to enable their operation until the very last aircraft is retired from service, with half of the current fleet expected still to be in service beyond 2025." FedEx operates more than 120 A300Fs/A310Fs, making it the type's largest operator. Jul 13, 2007


Lufthansa said cargo and post carried in June rose 2.7 percent to 153,000 tonnes "in an intensely competitive environment", Lufthansa added. This contributed to a rise of 2.8 percent to 877,000 tonnes in the first six months of 2007. The June cargo load factor rose 3.3 percentage points to 70.1...

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