BryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 429 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 4 months 15 hours ago) and read 632 times:
Pardon my flooding of the forum with air freight news; I've noticed that unlike Boeing, Airbus doesn't really put any emphasis on the important frieghter market. UPS just ordered a few dozen new A300s, but that is the first time I have heard of Airbus producing freighters. Have any other airlines placed orders for purpose-built freighters form Airbus??
FedEx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 4 months 14 hours ago) and read 632 times:
I don't think so and I think Airbus should
wake up and notice that this is a big market!
That company in GSO makes $$$ on converstions!
Boeing should keep the MD11 in production! It's
a good cargo plane. ie FedEx,Luftanasa cargo ect..
Cool CAT IIIc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 4 months 7 hours ago) and read 632 times:
There is of course the Beluga (based on the A-300) which Airbus is currently marketing. No orders yet though but Boeing would have nothing that could really compete with it as far as hold volume is concerned.
A320 From Germany, joined Aug 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 633 times:
The FedEx A300-600 were ordered new directly from Airbus. They ordered around 35 with half of them already delivered. As far as I know, the UPS
A300 will offer one pallet position more on main deck than those of FedEX.
Airbus also delivered around 8 A300B4 as freighters or convertible freighters late 70`s and early 80`s. Customers were Hapag Lloyd and SAA.
DREW From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 632 times:
Airbus does enphasize a lot on freighters because they them selves have an in house freigter conversion. As for the A300 F you can buy them right fresh of the assembly line, like ups and Fed Ex have done recently. Dhl has also 2 orders for mew ones.