Category Archives: Commentary

New Narrowbody Conversion Programs Mark Major Technology Transition

This is the first of a three-part commentary for the fall of 2015.  With the narrowbody freighter market still hot, several freighter conversion programs have recently been launched for newer generation Airbus and Boeing models. These new types offer a … Continue reading

Mega-Orders for Production Freighters Continue

This is the second in a three-part commentary for the fall of 2015. There has been no slowdown in production freighter deliveries in the first half of this year, but orders have, for the first time in a several years, … Continue reading

Why Cooling World Economic Growth Matters to Air Cargo

This is the third of a three-part commentary for the fall of 2015. The cooling of China’s formerly meteoric economic growth has the Party leadership in Beijing nervous, so on 11 August the central bank devalued its currency by 1.9% … Continue reading