Air Cargo

Aeroflot and SCA sign agreement for additional 20 SSJ-100s

AJOT | January 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

JSC Aeroflot and JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA) have signed an agreement for an additional 20 of the latest Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. Read More »

TIACA calls for risk-based approach to security as US issues new freighter regulations

AJOT | January 15, 2015 | Air Cargo

TIACA members have been advised that recently released updates to Security Programs for all-cargo aircraft in the USA must be implemented by February 16th, 2015. Read More »

VOLGA-DNEPR and Norwegian Red Cross deliver urgent equipment to new Ebola Centre

AJOT | January 15, 2015 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has completed its latest flight in support of the global relief effort to counter the outbreak of the Ebola disease by transporting medical equipment from Oslo to Freetown, Sierra Leone, on behalf of the Norwegian Red Cross. Read More »

Huntsville International Airport reopens east runway

AJOT | January 13, 2015 | Air Cargo

After a 9 month improvement project, Huntsville International Airport has reopened its east runway along with adjacent taxiways.  Read More »

Jettainer awarded ISO 14001 environmental certification

AJOT | January 12, 2015 | Air Cargo

Jettainer, the leading international service partner for outsourced ULD management, has successfully passed its first environmental audit and has been certified according to the ISO 14001 environmental management standards. Read More »

Lufthansa sees 2015 fuel bill down 13%

Reuters | January 12, 2015 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa expects its fuel bill to fall by 13 percent in 2015 because of lower oil prices, setting it on course for higher profit this year. Read More »

Volga-Dnepr demonstrates fleet capability as Boeing 737F delivers valuable cargo to Moscow

AJOT | January 12, 2015 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group’s ‘cargo supermarket’ solution, which matches the best aircraft from its unique fleet to every customer request, came up with the perfect solution for a shipment of valuable cargo from Vienna to Moscow. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo flies calmly through a challenging year

AJOT | January 12, 2015 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo took to the skies with well-filled aircraft over the past twelve months. Read More »

IAG Cargo joins the top table at the Airforwarders Association

AJOT | January 12, 2015 | Air Cargo | Transport Intermediaries

IAG Cargo has become the world’s first international carrier to gain Platinum membership of the Airforwarders Association (AfA) – the organisation that represents the voice of the air freight forwarding industry. Read More »

LATAM Airlines Group reports preliminary monthly statistics for December 2014

AJOT | January 12, 2015 | Air Cargo

LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its subsidiaries, the leading airline group in Latin America, has reported its preliminary monthly traffic statistics for December 2014 compared to December 2013. Read More »

Freight forwarders welcome Emirates SkyCargo all-in airfreight rates

AJOT | January 08, 2015 | Air Cargo | Transport Intermediaries

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has given a cautious welcome to the news that Emirates SkyCargo is set to move to all-in pricing, including fuel and security surcharges, on air freight shipments to and from Europe from February 1st and on the airline's global network from March 1st. Read More »

Airlines bid to take Tokyo airport slot from Delta Air Lines

Reuters | January 06, 2015 | Air Cargo

American Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines formally launched bids to wrest control of a key slot in Tokyo's Haneda Airport from Delta Air Lines as part of a fight among the carriers to stake out a greater presence in Asia. Read More »

OAK begins 2015 with new daily nonstops to Dallas Love Field and Baltimore-Washington on Southwest

AJOT | January 06, 2015 | Air Cargo

Oakland International Airport (OAK) adds two cities to its route map with the commencement by Southwest Airlines of the first-ever daily nonstop flights linking OAK with Dallas Love Field (DAL), and new daily, year-round transcontinental service to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Read More »

China approves three new foreign courier firms

Reuters | January 05, 2015 | Air Cargo

China has permitted three new overseas courier firms to offer domestic delivery services, state news agency Xinhua said, as part of government pledges to further open up the fast-growing market. Read More »

Federal government bans shipments of lithium metal batteries on passenger flights

PR Newswire | January 05, 2015 | Air Cargo

The updates include a ban on transporting lithium metal batteries as cargo on passenger flights in Canada, as well as new labelling and Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP) requirements for certain dangerous goods. In 2014, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted a ban on the shipment of lithium metal batteries as cargo aboard passenger aircraft. Read More »

US airlines confront cheap oil’s flip side - costly hedges

Reuters | December 23, 2014 | Air Cargo

Some major U.S. airlines including Delta and Southwest are rushing to finance losing bets on oil and revamp fuel hedges as tumbling crude prices leave them with billions of dollars in losses, according to people familiar with the hedging schemes. Read More »

Air China signs deal to purchase 60 Boeing B737 aircraft

Reuters | December 22, 2014 | Air Cargo | International Trade

Air China Ltd, the country's flag carrier, it signed an agreement to order 60 Boeing B737 planes for a total price of $5.9 billion. Read More »

Antonov and Bertling ship over-dimensional transformers from Portugal to Argentina

AJOT | December 22, 2014 | Air Cargo

Antonov Airlines together with Bertling Logistics have successfully accomplished delivery of three power substations from Portugal to Argentina. The entire operation required three An- 124-100 flights to airlift nine outsize transformers from Porto, Portugal to the capital of Argentina. Read More »

Boeing, Emirates Airline Partner with Non-Profit Organization to Ferry Protective Winter Gear for th

PR Newswire | December 22, 2014 | Air Cargo

SEATTLE, Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) partnered with Emirates Airline and U.S.-based non-profit organization Another Joy Foundation to transport a consignment of critically-needed blankets and sleeping bags on board the airline's newly delivered Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range).

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AirBridgeCargo Airlines implements paperless cockpit with IT from Lufthansa Systems

AJOT | December 21, 2014 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo (ABC) has commenced using Lufthansa Systems' Lido/iRouteManual, Lido/Enroute and Lido/DocView IT solutions aimed at simplifying cockpit processes. Read More »