Air Cargo

The jumbo jet faces a make or break year at Boeing, Airbus

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Air Cargo | International Trade

The jumbo jet, for many years the workhorse of modern air travel, could be close to running out of runway. Read More »

IAG’s British Airways quits European trade body over policy differences

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

International Airlines Group (IAG) said its subsidiaries British Airways and Iberia had quit a European airline trade group after disagreeing with the policy of other members toward competition in the skies. Read More »

Images show China building airstrip on contested reef

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

Recent satellite images show China has begun building its first airstrip in contested territory in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea and may be working on another, a leading defense publication reported. Read More »

IATA renews VOLGA-DNEPR Airlines’ operational safety certificate for fifth consecutive time

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines, the world’s largest carrier of unique, outsize and heavyweight air cargo, has successfully renewed its IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate for the fifth time. Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo offers deliveries to over 50 airports in Europe with new Jan De Rijk contract

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has awarded a new three-year road feeder services contract to Jan de Rijk Logistics, extending its delivery network to over 50 airports across Europe. Read More »

IAG Cargo delivers indigenous Australian artefacts for highly anticipated British museum exhibition

AJOT | April 15, 2015 | Air Cargo

IAG Cargo has successfully transported 10 irreplaceable artefacts and artworks for the BP exhibition Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation, which opens on 23rd April. The items travelled over 10,000 miles from Australia to the UK through Secure, IAG Cargo’s high-security service. Read More »

New cargo truck parking area opens at Frankfurt Airport

AJOT | April 14, 2015 | Air Cargo

More than 70 New Truck Parking Spaces at CargoCity South; Significant Improvement for Forwarding Companies and Staff; Range of Amenities Includes Sanitary and Shower Facilities Read More »

Aeroflot Wins Randstad Award for Best Employer in Transport and Logistics

PR Newswire | April 14, 2015 | Air Cargo

Aeroflot announces it has won the prestigious Randstad Award for “Best Employer in Transport and Logistics” in Russia. Read More »

World champion biathlete flies onboard Volga-Dnepr’s IL-76TD-90VD

AJOT | April 08, 2015 | Air Cargo

A delivery of sports equipment for the final stage of the 2014-2015 Biathlon World Cup organised in the Russian city of Khanty-Mansiysk was accompanied by a very important passenger – Germany’s World Champion biathlete, Erik Lesser. Read More »

Export Development Canada finances China’s AVIC Leasing for $45 Million US

PR Newswire | April 08, 2015 | Air Cargo

Export Development Canada (EDC) today signed an agreement with AVIC International Leasing Co. Ltd. (AVIC Leasing) to finance the purchase of CRJ900 NextGen aircraft manufactured and sold by Montreal-based Bombardier. Read More »

FedEx to buy TNT for $4.8 billion to take on rivals in Europe

Reuters | April 07, 2015 | Air Cargo

FedEx Corp is to buy Dutch package delivery firm TNT Express for an agreed 4.4 billion euros ($4.8 billion), stepping up the challenge to rivals United Parcel Service and Deutsche Post in Europe. Read More »

Grupo Mexico sells more shares in airport operator GAP

Reuters | April 07, 2015 | Air Cargo

Railroad and mining company Grupo Mexico has further trimmed its stake in Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico to 23.6 percent, from the 24.8 percent it reported in October, according to a regulatory filing published. Read More »

American Airlines Cargo expands seasonal cargo service to and from Europe

AJOT | April 07, 2015 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo has introduced three new mainland European cities to its summer schedule for 2015. Athens, Lisbon and Venice have all joined the network of the world’s largest airline. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo starts 2015 with 20% growth in tonnage

AJOT | April 07, 2015 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has reinforced its position as one of the world’s fastest-growing cargo airlines by reporting a 20% increase in tonnage for the first quarter of 2015, continuing the trend set by previous years. Read More »

Boeing beats Airbus in first quarter net orders, deliveries

Reuters | April 07, 2015 | Air Cargo

U.S. planemaker Boeing beat European rival Airbus in net new orders and deliveries in the first quarter, according to figures released. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo starts 2015 with 20% growth in tonnage

AJOT | April 07, 2015 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has reinforced its position as one of the world’s fastest-growing cargo airlines by reporting a 20% increase in tonnage for the first quarter of 2015, continuing the trend set by previous years. Read More »

Mexico wants China involved in new airport after train blunder

Reuters | April 04, 2015 | Air Cargo

Mexico is trying to get Chinese state-run companies involved in the construction of a new $11 billion airport as it seeks to make up for a tainted rail tender that soured relations with Beijing, a source with knowledge of the government plan said. Read More »

Major sandstorm disrupts air traffic in UAE, Gulf region

Reuters | April 04, 2015 | Air Cargo

A major sandstorm across the United Arab Emirates disrupted flights at Dubai's two international airports and caused delays at other air transport centres in the Gulf, according to authorities. Read More »

Chinese New Year, US port delay boost Feb air freight

Reuters | April 04, 2015 | Air Cargo

Global air freight volumes rose 11.7 percent year-on-year in February, driven by the Chinese New Year, the International Air Transport Association said. Read More »

Lynden Air Cargo flies wood bison to new home in Alaska

PR Newswire | April 04, 2015 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | Road

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lynden Air Cargo, Alaska West Express and Alaska Marine Lines were part of a major wildlife conservation project to relocate 100 wood bison from Girdwood, AK to remote Shageluk, AK in late March. Alaska Marine Lines donated containers that were retrofitted into 'bison boxes' to hold seven animals each. The animals were trucked from Portage to Anchorage for loading into Lynden Air Cargo's Hercules aircraft and the one-hour flight to their new home near Shageluk. The animals were nearly extinct at one point and have not lived in the Shageluk area in almost a century.

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