16 NOVEMBER 2020

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Article from BTNews 16 NOVEMBER 2020

Cargolux and the Aviation Club

Richard Forson, President and CEO, Cargolux Airlines, proved to be an informative and entertaining speaker for an Aviation Club of the United Kingdom (virtual) lunch last week.  At 50 minutes it proved to be the longest ever speech to the Club and one of the best.

2021 marks the 50th anniversary of Cargolux, Richard joining in 2012 and now has close to 30 years' experience in the aviation industry and an extensive background in finance, general business and operational management.  He told viewers that it was boom time for the airline after a dreadful first two months of the year.  “We are working flat out, recruiting pilots and ground staff, but Covid-19 brings its own problems.  We are even more safety conscious.”

Cargolux is examining the Boeing 777-300ER freighter conversion programme as a candidate to meet its future fleet requirements, Mr Forson said.

When production of the 747 ceases in 2022, “a significant capability will be lost to the logistics market,” he conceded. “I don’t ever see another four-engined freighter being developed by any manufacturer.”

Cargolux’s current fleet features 14 747-8Fs and 16 747-400s.

www.cargolux.com

https://aviationclub.org.uk

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Malcolm Ginsberg, EDGWARE

Yes it was sound only for Richard. Chairman Karl Brünjes looked OK.


John Jones, West Ham

I only heard Mr Forson. He was brilliant but sound only. Was it just me? Thanks for the picture.


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