Bigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3110 times:
Flight International this week reports that Cathay Pacific and DHL joint venture Air Hong Kong are poised to choose a new-build A300-600F, rather than B767-300F, or passenger to cargo version of A300.
The company has favoured for brand new A300, and it is expected to take 6 brand new model from 2004.
The battle for engine makers will be GE's CF6-80C2 and Pratt & Whitney's PW4158.
Currently UPS has the 90 brand new A300-600F on order. 24 has delivered.
Meanwhile, Air Hong Kong may lease additional A300B4-200F before new A300-600F arrives. The airline currently use A300 leased from Express.Net for Tokyo service.
Five regional freighters are due to be in service by 2004, growing to "at least eight" aircraft by 2010. DHL has a contract to develop and operate the Express Cargo Terminal at Hong Kong International Airport.