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Nippon Cargo Airlines temporary suspends all operations

NCA-Nippon Cargo Airlines Boeing 747-8KZF JA14KZ (msn 37394) ANC (Michael B. Ing). Image: 927957.

Nippon Cargo Airlines – NCA has issued this statement:

Nippon Cargo Airlines will temporary suspend all aircraft operations as we found one inappropriate maintenance record concerning the lubricating oil supply to the aircraft parts (for JA14KZ) (above) at Narita airport on April 3, 2018.

In an abundance of caution and to ensure the safety of our operation, we decided to temporarily ground all aircraft until all maintenance records have been confirmed appropriate. (Flight stops starting from Narita airport departure flight on June 16, 2018 Japan time)

Details are under investigation, and we expect at least about one week to confirm the aircraft safety.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and worries we caused our customers. We will do our utmost effort to check safety for resuming operation as quickly as possible.

Copyright Photo: NCA-Nippon Cargo Airlines Boeing 747-8KZF JA14KZ (msn 37394) ANC (Michael B. Ing). Image: 927957.

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Cargolux and NCA sign a cooperative agreement

Cargolux's "You name it, we fly it" logo jet

Cargolux has announces it has signed a cooperation agreement with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) that allows both partners access to each other’s capacity through code – share and space swap agreements. Cargolux now has access to NCA’s flights f rom Frankfurt Hahn to Tokyo (Narita) while NCA has access to Cargolux’s flights from Luxembourg to Narita. This is a major milestone in Cargolux’s operations to Japan , which, traditionally, has been an important market for Cargolux .

Cargolux Italia Boeing 747-4R7F LX-TCV (msn 30401) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 926118.

Above Copyright Photo: Cargolux Italia Boeing 747-4R7F LX-TCV (msn 30401) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 926118.

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As per this agreement Cargolux plans to operate a weekly flight from Luxembourg to Tokyo Narita. Cargolux Italia (above) will stop its operations to Narita but will maintain its services to Osaka (Kansai). The code – share operation is planned to start with the summer season 2018. Both airlines consider the agreement as a first step towards a potentially deeper cooperation.

In addition to this opportunity to develop its activity at Narita, Cargolux also intends to further develope its operations through Komatsu. Together with Cargolux Italia’s operations to Osaka, Cargolux is well placed to provide its customers with comprehensive services to and from Japan.

Top Copyright Photo: Cargolux Airlines International (Luxembourg) Boeing 747-8R7F LX-VCM (msn 61169) (You name it, we fly it) ANC (Michael B. Ing). Image: 932973.



Bottom Copyright Photo: NCA-Nippon Cargo Airlines Boeing 747-8KZF JA13KZ (msn 36138) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 909961.

NCA-Nippon Cargo Airlines Boeing 747-8KZF JA13KZ (msn 36138) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 909961.

Nippon Cargo Airlines is coming to Dallas/Fort Worth

Nippon Cargo Airlines-NCA (Tokyo) has announced it will launch new freighter flights connecting Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and DFW International Airport, starting November 5. Nippon Cargo’s twice weekly flights will be the first direct freighter connections for the Dallas/Fort Worth area into Japan, and will bolster DFW cargo lift capacity to Asia while also providing a new connection to a strategically important destination.

Nippon Cargo Airlines will operate the route from Tokyo Narita to Chicago O’Hare, then to DFW Airport, Anchorage, Alaska, and then back to Narita.  Nippon Cargo Airlines will fly 747-400 aircraft on the route, and the carrier ultimately plans to phase-in 747-8’s, the most fuel-efficient planes in the industry.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Boeing 747-481F JA04KZ (msn 34283) in the special “NCA Green Freighter” scheme climbs majestically away from Anchorage International Airport.

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Nippon Cargo takes delivery of its first new Boeing 747-8F Freighter

Nippon Cargo Airlines-NCA (Tokyo-Narita) has taken delivery of its first new Boeing 747-8F Freighter, marking the Japanese debut for the 747-8F. The new airplane is NCA’s first 747-8F Freighter on order with Boeing.

The airline currently operates eight 747-400F Freighters with two 747-400F Freighters on lease with other airlines.

The environmentally focused Nippon Cargo Airlines will also undertake its first biofuel flight with this milestone 747-8F Freighter delivery. The new airplane will become the first 747-8F to use a blend of environmentally progressive biofuels (jet kerosene and used cooking oil) to fly across the Pacific Ocean.

Nippon Cargo Airlines, one of the launch customers for the 747-8F Freighter in 2005 and also part of a team that helped develop the aircraft, plans to begin revenue service with its new 747-8 Freighter by mid-August on Asia and North American routes.

The 747-8F Freighter will provide double-digit improvements in fuel burn, operating costs and lower emissions over the 747-400F Freighter. The 747-8F Freighter also provides 16 percent more revenue-generating cargo volume and boasts a significantly improved environmental performance. Per tonne-kilometer, its carbon dioxide emissions are 16 percent lower than those of the 747-400F Freighter. It also reduced its noise footprint by more than 30 percent.

Copyright Photo: Nick Dean. As previously reported, the pictured Boeing 747-8KZF JA13KZ (msn 36138) departing from Paine Field near Everett is also ushering in a new livery for Nippon Cargo.


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Nippon Cargo Airlines introduces a new livery with the new Boeing 747-800 freighters

Nippon Cargo Airlines-NCA (Tokyo-Narita) has introduced this new livery with the first new Boeing 747-800 freighters. The cargo airline has 15 copies on order.

Copyright Photo: Nick Dean. Boeing 747-8KZF JA13KZ (msn 36138) climbs gracefully into the sunny skies at Paine Field near Everett, Washington.

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NCA introduces the “Green Freighter”


The "NCA Green Freighter" stops at Anchorage.  Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten.

The "NCA Green Freighter" stops at Anchorage. Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten.

NCA-Nippon Cargo Airlines (Tokyo) is the first Japanese airline company to adopt an innovative new paint system, developed by Mankiewicz Gebr. and Company of Germany.  The company will operate an “NCA Green Freighter” with its nose painted in two shades of green.


The newly painted Boeing 747-481F freighter JA04KZ (msn 34283) named “NCA Pegasus” became operational as the Green Freighter on Friday, May 8, taking off for Shanghai.

The improved paint, which incorporates new ingredients, covers the base material of the fuselage with thin layers of paint, effectively reducing the weight of the fuselage by around 45kg per aircraft. This reduction in weight will cut the amount of fuel consumed by about 42 drums per year. 

The new paint is also weather-resistant, making it less vulnerable to rain and exposure to ultra violet rays, which cause degradation in color and gloss, while there is less paint stripping than with existing paint systems. This will extend the working life of the aircraft’s paint. It also reduces the amount of cleaning agent to be used and the polluted water that is discharged as it requires less frequent washing. The new paint system has a number of positive effects that help preserve the environment.