Amazon to open Tulsa, an OK freight hub
10.05.2021 – 11:37 UTC
Amazon.com to construct 270,000 square foot (approximately 26,000 m²) sorting facility adjacent to Tulsa Int’l, a city-owned civilian-military airport located approximately 8 km northeast of downtown from Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The installation is expected to be completed by the end of 2021, making it Amazon’s third major investment in Tulsa, following the 2.5 million square foot (232,257 m²) packaging warehouse that opened in August. 2020, the airport said in a statement.
Amazon’s new facility is the latest addition to the airport’s industrial complex, which includes 4,900 acres of the city’s largest aviation, logistics and transportation providers.
“With nearly 700 acres [2.8 million sqm] of the property available for industrial development, the airport is strategically developing plots according to the needs of the developers and the intended use. Some 200 acres located in the northern development area of the airport have direct access to the airfield, suitable for hangar development, maintenance, repair and overhaul, or various other uses, ”said the airport.
“Real estate development is one of the airport’s key initiatives, and we are delighted that Amazon is continuing its investment here in Tulsa …
Northern Air Services from Alaska orders four B767-300 (ERBCF)
06.05.2021 – 17:43 UTC
Northern Aviation Services has placed an order with Boeing for four converted B767-300 (ERBCF) cargo ships, which will be operated by the holding’s Northern Air Cargo (NC, Anchorage Ted Stevens) subsidiary.
“As we began to expand into new geographies and new markets, we made the decision to upgrade to B767-300. We have an all-Boeing fleet, so I think from the start, converting Boeing will give us the best product, ”said President and CEO Betsy Seaton.
The manufacturer did not disclose the delivery time or the identity of the aircraft.
Seaton told Cargo Facts that the holding company will decide closer to the delivery time whether the plane will replace its existing fleet or expand it, depending on demand.
“At the moment, we are encouraged by the market trends in our business, but we will make a final decision closer to the expected expiry of the lease,” she said, adding that the aircraft will be units to mid-life.
Northern Aviation Services chose Boeing conversions over Israel Aerospace Industries’ variant, the B767-300 (ERBDSF) …
Nepal Airlines continues sale of B757
24.03.2021 – 08:23 UTC
Nepal Airlines (RA, Kathmandu) remains committed to finalizing the sale of its only B757-200 (C) despite numerous procedural setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the My Republica daily reported.
The national carrier continues to negotiate with the selected buyer, CSDS Aircraft Sales and Leasing. It tentatively sold 9N-ACB (msn 23863) in December 2019 for US $ 5.7 million after two previous attempts to find a new buyer through a public auction were unsuccessful. Although the US-based merchant made a 5% deposit in January 2020, the formal sales contract was never signed.
“CSDS has been in constant contact with us for eight months and we sent them the final agreement after several requests from the company,” said Managing Director Dim Prakash Poudel.
Previously, the carrier blamed the COVID-related lockdown for the delay, explaining that travel restrictions were preventing CSDSe officials from traveling to Nepal.
The 32.7-year-old B757-200 (C) is one of six existing units of this unique variant and was operated exclusively by Royal Nepal Airlines / Nepal Airlines during its deployment (four more …
Icelandair merges Air Iceland Connect, to add B767-300 (F)
11.03.2021 – 13:00 UTC
Icelandair (FI, Reykjavik Keflavik) will convert two of its B767-300 (ER) to freighters and re-lease them under a long-term deal with Titan Aircraft Investments.
“We are very pleased to partner with Titan Aircraft Investments and Atlas Air to further strengthen our freight business. With the outlook still positive for cargo operations after COVID, I am confident that the B767-300ER freighters will allow us to maximize new opportunities in our market, ”said Icelandair Managing Director Bogi Nils Bogason.
The advanced ch-aviation fleets shows that Icelandair operates four B767-300 (ER), of which it owns three and leases the last to GECAS. Three planes are active, while one of the detained units has been stationed at Reykjavik Keflavik airport since early February 2021, according to data from Flightradar24 ADS-B. Icelandair also has a fourth B767-300 (ER) which is dry-leased from Air Niugini (PX, Port Moresby) and has been in Guangzhou for maintenance since February 19, 2021.
The airline did not respond to ch-aviation’s request for comment on the identity of the …