FACTOID # 11: Oklahoma has the highest rate of women in State or Federal correctional facilities.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
RELATED ARTICLES
People who viewed "Cargolux" also viewed:
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Cargolux
Cargolux Airlines International
IATA
CV
ICAO
CLX
Callsign
CARGOLUX
Founded 4 March 1970
Hubs Luxembourg-Findel International Airport
Fleet size 14
Destinations 45
Headquarters Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Key people Ulrich Ogiermann (President and CEO)
Website: http://www.cargolux.com/

Cargolux (Cargolux Airlines International) is a cargo airline based in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. It is one of the largest scheduled all-cargo airlines in Europe with a global network. Charter flights and third party maintenance are also operated. Its main base is Luxembourg-Findel International Airport[1]. Image File history File links Cargolux_logo. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1970: Events January January 31 - Mikhail Mil dies, aged 61 February February 17-18 - US Air Force Laos. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Luxembourg-Findel International Airport (IATA: LUX, ICAO: ELLX) is the main airport of Luxembourg. ... The Old town, seen from the ground Luxembourg City, population 82,268 (2002), is the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. ... FedEx DC-10 Cargo airlines (or airfreight carriers, and derivatives of these names) are airlines dedicated to the transport of cargo. ... The Old town, seen from the ground Luxembourg City, population 82,268 (2002), is the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. ... Luxembourg-Findel International Airport (IATA: LUX, ICAO: ELLX) is the main airport of Luxembourg. ...

Contents

History

[citation needed]


The airline was established in March 1970 by Luxair, the Salen Shipping Group, Loftleidir Icelandic and various private interests in Luxembourg. It started operations in May 1970 with one Canadair CL-44 freighter with services from Luxembourg to Hong Kong. Luxair (Luxair Société Luxembourgeoise de Navigation Aérienne SA) is the national airline of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. ... Icelandair is the national airline of Iceland, flying international and domestic flights. ... Demonstration of the loading of the CL-44-D4 with automobiles. ...


Over the next two years, the airline grew, as did their public visibility. In 1973, Cargolux had five Canadair CL-44's and made the leap into the jet age by acquiring a Douglas DC-8 jet. This enabled the company to speed up their cargo deliveries. In 1974, Loftleidir Icelandic and Cargolux joined their maintenance and engineering departments together, and by 1975, Cargolux enjoyed the new facilities of new central offices and two plane hangars. Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Canadair Sabre (Golden Hawks aerobatic team) display at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope, Ontario Canadair was a civil and military aircraft manufacturer in Canada. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured between 1959 and 1972. ... A blonde haired, very skilled worker with a 70s look. ... Icelandair is the national airline of Iceland, flying international and domestic flights. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1978 the airline began to take shape into the company it is today. The Canadair CL-44's began to be retired and the airline ordered its first Boeing 747s. In that same year they also began flying to other places in Asia, as well as to the United States. In 1979, as the company concluded its first decade, their first Boeing 747's were delivered. The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...

Cargolux Boeing 747-400F

In 1982, China Airlines became the first airline company to sign a strategic alliance with Cargolux. 1983 saw the introduction of CHAMP (Cargo Handling And Management Planning) and the start of some charter passenger flights for the Hajj pilgrimage. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 75 KB) 1999年8月、本人撮影 カーゴルックス航空 ボーイング747-400F, 小松空港 Description: Cargolux Boeing 747-400F at Komatsu Airport, Japan Source: photo taken by Tak Date: August 1999 Author: Tak Permission: GFDL,cc-by-sa-2. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 75 KB) 1999年8月、本人撮影 カーゴルックス航空 ボーイング747-400F, 小松空港 Description: Cargolux Boeing 747-400F at Komatsu Airport, Japan Source: photo taken by Tak Date: August 1999 Author: Tak Permission: GFDL,cc-by-sa-2. ... The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Not to be confused with Air China. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... The Hajj (Arabic: , transliteration: ) is the Pilgrimage to Mecca in Islam. ...


1984 saw the departure of the last Douglas DC-8 in the fleet and the addition of a third Boeing 747. Lufthansa bought a 24.5% share of the airline in 1987 and Luxair increased their share to 24.53%. Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured between 1959 and 1972. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the largest airline in Europe. ...


1988 saw the birth of Lion Air, a passenger charter airline that was set up by both Cargolux and Luxair. The airline had two Boeing 747 jets but Cargolux's venture into the charter airline world prove unsuccessful and soon Lion Air folded. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... A charter airline is one that operates charter flights, that is flights that take place outside normal schedules, by a hiring arrangement with a particular customer. ...


Despite that setback, Cargolux made it into the 1990's in proper financial shape. They added two more Boeing 747's in 1990, as a way of celebrating their 20th anniversary, and in 1993, three Boeing 747-400F's (F is for Freighter) arrived at Luxembourg. 1995 saw Cargolux have a year round celebration because of its 25th anniversary and Heiner Wilkens was named CEO and President. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1997 Luxair was able to increase their share to 34%, while in September 1997 Lufthansa sold their 24.5% to Sair Logistics and Swiss Cargo made a cooperation agreement with the Luxembourg company. 1998 saw Sair Logistics increase their share to 33%. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


By 1999 Cargolux's fleet had reached double figures, with ten Boeing 747s. In 2000 a route was opened to Seoul, South Korea, and in 2001 Wilkens decided to step down as President and CEO of the air company. Seoul (서울)   [] is the capital of South Korea and is located on the Han River in the countrys northwest. ...


The airline is owned by Luxair (34.9%), SAirGroup (33.7%), Luxembourg Financial Corporations (31.1%) and other shareholders (0.3%) (at January 2005). Swissair (Swiss Air Transport Company Limited) is the former national airline of Switzerland. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Destinations

Main article: Cargolux destinations

Cargolux operates freight services to the following international destinations (at November 2006). ...

Incidents and accidents

In January 2006, the nose gear of a plane in park position was accidentally retracted. Nobody was injured. The incident occurred at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.[2] Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG, ICAO: ZSPD) (SSE: 600009) (Simplified Chinese上海浦东国际机场, Traditional Chinese 上海浦東國際機場, pinyin ShànghÇŽi PÇ”dōng Guójì JÄ«cháng) is an airport located in the eastern part of Pudong district of Shanghai, China. ...


Fleet

The Cargolux fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of March 2007 [1]) : Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

  • 15 Boeing 747-400F (plus 2 on order)
  • 13 Boeing 747-8F (on order, Plus 3 are on options)

The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service and the largest commercial airliner, a title it will lose to the Airbus A380 when it enters service in October 2007. ... The Boeing 747-8 is the latest variant of the Boeing 747, officially announced on November 14, 2005 as an evolutionary development of the Boeing 747-400. ...

Orders

  • 10 Boeing 747-8F freighters were ordered on 16 November 2005, with the first delivery scheduled for the third quarter of 2009. Options are held for 10 additional aircraft. To cover expansion until the -8Fs enter service, two 747-400F freighters were also ordered on March 10, 2006 for delivery in 2007 and 2008. Rolls-Royce RB211 engines will power the new 747-400Fs. [3]
  • Options for 3 more Boeing 747-8F freighters were turned into orders on March 19, 2007, and two more options were added. [4]

The Boeing 747-8 is the latest variant of the Boeing 747, officially announced on November 14, 2005 as an evolutionary development of the Boeing 747-400. ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... RB211 powered Lockheed L-1011 The Rolls Royce RB.211 family is a family of high-bypass turbofan aircraft engines made by Rolls-Royce capable of generating 37,400 to 60,600 pounds-force (166 to 270 kilonewtons) thrust. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

Previously operated

The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing. ... Demonstration of the loading of the CL-44-D4 with automobiles. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured between 1959 and 1972. ...

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
  • Official website

Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... The Wikimedia Commons (also called Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ...

References

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-04-03, p. 61. 
  2. ^ Cargolux incident at Shanghai Airport
  3. ^ Cargolux orders
  4. ^ More Cargolux orders

  Results from FactBites:
 
Cargolux (457 words)
Cargolux (or Cargolux Airlines International) is one of the world's major cargo airlines.
In 1973, Cargolux had five CL-44's and made the leap into the jet age by acquiring one of the legendary McDonnell Douglas DC-8 jets.
In 1974, Icelandic convened with Cargolux to join their mantenance and enginerring departments together, and by 1975, Cargolux enjoyed the new facilities of new central offices and two plane hangars.
Cargolux - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (643 words)
Cargolux (Cargolux Airlines International) is a cargo airline based in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.
In 1974, Loftleidir Icelandic and Cargolux joined their maintenance and engineering departments together, and by 1975, Cargolux enjoyed the new facilities of new central offices and two plane hangars.
The Cargolux fleet consists of 14 Boeing 747-400F aircraft as of 2006.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m