Air Cargo

Uganda to spend $365 million to revamp main airport

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

Uganda will spend $365 million over the next six years to upgrade its sole international airport to accommodate growing passenger numbers, a senior official said. Read More »

Boeing Responds to IAM’s Petition to Unionize Boeing South Carolina

PR Newswire | March 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

Boeing was notified today that the International Association of Machinists union has petitioned the National Labor Relations Board for a union election at the company’s North Charleston, S.C., facilities. Read More »

Burnham Sterling Closes $153 Million Private Placement with Avianca

PR Newswire | March 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

Burnham Sterling announced it has acted as lead arranger and sole book runner in a privately placed transaction for Avianca, Colombia’s national airline, covering two A320 family and one Boeing 787 aircraft. Read More »

App-based ground transportation tracking system a model for airports nationwide

AJOT | March 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

The AAAE and San Francisco International Airport have announced the establishment of a system that tracks app-based ground transportation (ABT) transactions in the airport environment within a designated GPS "geo-fence" area for fee calculation, roadway planning, and facility improvement efforts. Read More »

Emirates Airline expects drop in annual fuel costs

Reuters | March 11, 2015 | Air Cargo

Dubai's Emirates Airline expects lower oil prices to translate into fuel savings in the financial year ending this month but is braced for foreign exchange hits in markets such as Europe, India and Russia, its chief operating officer said. Read More »

Boeing says lithium batteries pose cargo risk, backs ban

Reuters | March 11, 2015 | Air Cargo

Boeing Co said that high-density packages of lithium batteries like those used in cell phones and laptops pose fire risks and should not be carried on passenger planes until safer methods for carrying them are developed. Read More »

TIACA workshop inspires next generation of air cargo leaders

AJOT | March 11, 2015 | Air Cargo

TIACA’s latest Professional Development Workshop, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, has inspired participants to see a bright future in air cargo. Read More »

TIACA workshop inspires next generation of air cargo leaders

AJOT | March 11, 2015 | Air Cargo

TIACA’s latest Professional Development Workshop for aspiring leaders held in Johannesburg is a success for 18 participants from across the supply chain Read More »

Shipping To Perfection: Southwest Airlines Cargo Earns Industry-Leading Awards!

PR Newswire | March 10, 2015 | Air Cargo

The awards don't stop there as the airline also earned the Express Delivery and Logistics Association's (XLA) awards for "Domestic Airline of the Year" for the 15th year in a row, as well as "Excellence in Web & Technology." Read More »

Aircraft makers call for ban on lithium battery shipments

Reuters | March 10, 2015 | Air Cargo

Aircraft manufacturers are seeking a ban on shipment of bulk lithium batteries on passenger planes, calling the threat of fire "an unacceptable risk" Read More »

Resilient Virgin Atlantic Cargo reports revenues of £221 million for 2014

AJOT | March 10, 2015 | Air Cargo

Following the annual results announcement by Virgin Atlantic, please find here further information from Virgin Atlantic Cargo on its 2014 performance. Read More »

Cargojet Announces New Director

PR Newswire | March 09, 2015 | People | Appointments | Air Cargo

Cargojet Inc (TSX: CJT.UN) announced today the appointment of Mr. James R. Crane as a Director of the Cargojet Board. He will replace Mr. Terence Francis, who retired from the Board effective March 8, 2015. Read More »

Emirates says it adds $7.6 billion to EU GDP

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Air Cargo

Dubai's flagship airline Emirates contributes 6.8 billion euros ($7.6 billion) to the European Union economy, it said, in an apparent response to criticism from rivals that government subsidies give Gulf carriers an unfair advantage. Read More »

Deutsche Bahn settles suit with three airlines, pursues three others

Reuters | March 05, 2015 | Air Cargo

Deutsche Bahn has reached an out-of-court settlement with three airlines it sued for a price-fixing cartel in the United States that it said caused damage to its freight business between 1999 and 2006, the German railways said. Read More »

DHL awarded International All Cargo Carrier of the year in Africa

AJOT | March 05, 2015 | Air Cargo

DHL Aviation has secured the title of International All Cargo Carrier of the Year in Africa at the STAT Times’ International Awards for Excellence in Air Cargo, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 26 February. Read More »

New taxiway boosts Schiphol freighters’ safety and efficiency

AJOT | March 03, 2015 | Air Cargo

A new taxiway, linking Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s ‘Kaag’ runway with the airport’s Sierra cargo zone, has halved live runway crossings for the many freighter aircraft that visit Schiphol every week. The new link is also reducing taxi distances saving fuel, CO2 emissions and time. Read More »

Coyne Airways appoints KIWI Logistics as new GSA in Singapore

AJOT | March 02, 2015 | Air Cargo

Coyne Airways has appointed KIWI Logistics Cargo GSA as its General Sales Agent in Singapore. Read More »

Panalpina expands controlled air freight network to Brazil

AJOT | March 01, 2015 | Air Cargo

The extended service is part of the recently renewed long-term agreement between Panalpina and Atlas Air. It offers scheduled main deck capacity to South America from the US and a record transit time of less than 40 hours from Hong Kong to São Paulo. Read More »

Boeing, FedEx battle back vs US airlines on Gulf competition

Reuters | February 26, 2015 | Air Cargo

A push by three U.S. airlines to curb competition from Gulf state carriers has triggered a sharp response from other powerful U.S. aviation companies including Boeing Co and FedEx Corp, potentially complicating the airlines’ campaign for Obama administration support. Read More »

IAG Cargo 2014 full year financial results

AJOT | February 26, 2015 | Air Cargo

On a like for like basis, adjusting the prior year’s figures to reflect a directly comparable freighter operation, commercial revenue increased 2.4 per cent versus last year. Read More »