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Turkish Airlines orders four additional Airbus A330-200F freighters

Turkish Airlines (Istanbul) has signed a firm order for the purchase of four additional A330-200F freighter aircraft. Operated by Turkish Cargo, a brand of Turkish Airlines, the additional aircraft will help to further boost the company’s expansion in the cargo market.

Turkish Airlines already operates five A330-200F freighters (above), and the additional order will enable them to quickly meet the growing cargo market demand.

Turkish Airlines operates the largest Airbus fleet in Turkey with a total of 139 Airbus aircraft in service. These include 91 single aisle aircraft, two A310 freighters, 17 A330-200s, 18 A330-300s, five A330-200Fs and six A340s.

The A330-200F is capable of carrying a payload of 65 to 70 tons, with a range of up to 4,000 nautical miles.

Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-243F TC-JDS (msn 1418) taxies Zurich.

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Tampa Cargo takes delivery of its first Airbus A330-200F freighter

Tampa Cargo (subsidiary of AviancaTaca Holding)  (Medellin) has taken delivery of the first of four new A330-200F freighter aircraft at the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 772B engines. The new aircraft is part of the airline’s fleet renewal strategy and will allow Tampa to expand its presence in new and existing international markets, including Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, the United States and Uruguay.

Copyright Photo: Eurospot. Airbus A330-243F F-WWKQ (msn 1368) became N330QT when it was handed over on December 19.

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Atlas Air to operate two new Boeing 747-800F freighters for DHL Express

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (New York-JFK) has announced that it has reached an agreement with DHL Express for placement of its sixth and seventh Boeing 747-8 Freighter aircraft.

These aircraft will be operated by Atlas Air Worldwide’s unit, Atlas Air, Inc., (New York-JFK) in the Polar Air Cargo Worldwide express network under an ACMI arrangement for the benefit of DHL Express commencing in the fourth quarter of 2012. These aircraft will be the first of their type to be flown for DHL Express and will operate in DHL’s Asian and trans-Pacific markets. These aircraft will replace two Boeing 747-400F Freighters that are currently in service for DHL Express and currently operated by Polar Air Cargo (above).

Atlas Air expects to receive an additional two 747-8Fs in the first half of 2013, for a total of nine aircraft, completing the delivery of its order program.

ABX Air adds two more Boeing 767 freighters to the DHL contract

ABX Air‘s (Wilmington, OH) parent Air Transport Services Group, Inc. has announced that ABX Air has deployed two Boeing 767 freighter aircraft with DHL under short-term ACMI arrangements in support of DHL’s U.S. air network.

ATSG said a 767-200 and a 767-300 freighter aircraft are supplementing 18 Boeing 767 freighter aircraft (14 of which are owned by ATSG) that ABX Air is currently operating for DHL in the domestic market. The two aircraft were placed in service for DHL on June 1 under agreements following the recent removal of several aircraft from DHL’s network by another carrier. ATSG is in discussions with DHL concerning the potential for a longer-term agreement involving the two additional aircraft.

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