Top News on Polar Air Cargo

  • Atlas Air confirms $3.4bn order for 12 Boeing 747-8 freighters

    <P>Atlas Air Worldwide has placed an order for up to 26 Boeing 747-8 freighters.</P> <P>The deal, <A href="" target=_blank>which <EM>Flight</EM> first reported in August</A>, includes 12 firm orders at a value of $3.4 billion at list prices. Atlas Air also has options and purchase rights on an additional 14 aircraft.</P> <P>Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2010, and all 12 firm orders are expected to be in service by the end of 2011, the US cargo operator says in a statement.</P> <P>“With this order, [Atlas Air Worldwide] continues its market leadership by launching the next generation 747 freighter for its customers,” notes Atlas Air.</P> <P>President and chief executive William Flynn adds: “Worldwide air cargo traffic is projected to grow by over six percent annually for the next two decades, tripling over current traffic level

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  • US charter and cargo carriers question proposed Afghanistan flight restrictions

    A proposed rule that would limit civilian and commercial flights within Afghanistan airspace could pose financial...

  • Atlas Air agrees 747-8F rescheduling

    Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, parent of freight carriers Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo, has rescheduled the delivery of...

  • Atlas seeks compensation for 747-8F delays

    <p>Atlas Air is in talks with Boeing over compensation for delivery delays to the 12 Boeing 747-8Fs it has on order and...

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  • ​Polar sees opportunities as it adds sixth 747-8F

    News | 23 Feb 2015 12:39 | Martin Rivers

    Polar Air Cargo Worldwide will deploy a sixth Boeing 747-8F in March ahead of plans to add one or two new scheduled destinations in 2015.
  • FAA: Flutter resurfaces as 747-8 safety threat

    News | 16 Dec 2014 20:02 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​A proposed airworthiness directive from the US Federal Aviation Administration reveals flutter can develop on both passenger and freighter versions of the Boeing 747-8, and can occur regardless of how much fuel is in the aft fuel tank.
  • Polar seeks authority for Hong Kong-Kazakhstan flights

    News | 28 Oct 2014 18:10 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    Polar Air Cargo has requested that the US Department of Transportation grant it six frequencies between Hong Kong and Almaty, Kazakhstan, according to documents the carrier filed with the DOT.
  • Polar Air to operate two more 747s for DHL

    News | 23 Oct 2014 15:03 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Polar Air Cargo will begin operating another two Boeing 747 freighters for shipping company DHL Express on 26 October, Polar’s parent company Atlas Air announces.
  • China Airlines pays $90m to settle cargo price-fixing case

    News | 09 May 2014 16:02 | Kristin Majcher

    ​Taiwan’s China Airlines will pay $90 million to firms that purchased air cargo shipping services to settle out of a cargo price fixing case, a release from Washington-based law firm Hausfeld shows.
  • Atlas Air places two 747-8s with DHL Express

    News | 02 May 2014 00:34

    ​Atlas Air has placed two Boeing 747-8F with DHL Express under aircraft, crews, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) agreements, says the carrier's  president and chief executive William Flynn during a 1 May earnings call.