Threat to freighters as parts shortages hobble airlines, manufacturers and MRO
Buoyed by strong passenger demand, airlines have ramped up their schedules aggressively for the summer ...
Icelandic airline Air Atlanta find itself confronted by a question familiar to air cargo executives across the world: how to replace ageing 747s coming up for retirement from fleets, according to this report from Cargo Facts. “Without an active widebody passenger-to-freighter conversion programme, no clear replacement option currently exists for Air Atlanta Icelandic’s ageing freighter fleet.”. One answer to this apparently being mulled at Boeing is the creation of such a programme for a B777, but the jury remains out on whether the manufacturer could deliver at realistic prices.
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