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Slowdown will hit profit outlook
The first half of 2019 has been challenging for the global air cargo business. IATA reported that global air freight markets showed FTKs, decreasing by 3.4% in May 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This was a slight improvement on the 5.6% contraction in April
In transit
Spectre Cargo Solutions will take its first Boeing 737NG freighter in June but, as President Kevin Casey explains, the freighter market is still in a state of flux
Currency converters
Transforming a passenger aircraft into a freighter may not be easy, but the investment can pay real dividends. Bernie Baldwin reports on some of the conversion programmes available
Regional rise
The rise of e-commerce is just one of the factors driving demand for regional freighter aircraft, as Ian Putzger finds out
Cargo converts
Ian Putzger finds out more about the new narrowbody freighter conversion candidates on the horizon
All change
Alaska Airlines is on the brink of a second transformation, one even more cataclysmic than the previous round, as Ian Putzger discovers
Cash converters
The passenger-to-freighter conversions market is seeing significant activity, especially for Boeing 737 feedstock. Martin Rivers investigates
Cash converters
The passenger-to-freighter conversions market is seeing significant activity, especially for Boeing 737 feedstock. Martin Rivers investigates
Regional rise
BAE Systems’ decision to test whether the market is interested in an Avro RJ freighter conversion highlights a growing niche for regional aircraft, as Helen Massy-Beresford discovers
Narrow horizons
A growing Chinese middle class means more demand for express services – and operators will look to narrowbody conversions to meet it. Kerry Reals reports
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