Air Cargo

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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AirBridgeCargo adds Vietnam to its freighter network with new Hanoi services

AJOT | April 04, 2015 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is extending its global network to Vietnam with the launch of twice-weekly freighter services from Hanoi, starting on 1 April, 2015. Read More »

Volga-Dnepr Group wins top industry award for its contribution to the development of Russian air tra

AJOT | April 04, 2015 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group has been honoured with a special award to mark its ‘Contribution to the development of Russian air transport’ in the annual Wings of Russia Awards to recognise excellence in commercial air transport. Read More »

Los Angeles joins Airbridgecargo’s All-Cargo Network in North America

AJOT | April 02, 2015 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has added twice-weekly flights to Los Angeles to its North America freighter operations, connecting the U.S. west coast with its global network. Read More »

IAG Cargo transports four South African white rhinos to America as part of conservation project

AJOT | April 02, 2015 | Air Cargo

The animals, which were transported from O. R. Tambo International to Miami International via London Heathrow, have found a new home at the Centre for Conservation of Tropical Ungulates in Florida and will be named once they’ve settled in. Read More »

Kales wins Schiphol Aviation Award

AJOT | March 31, 2015 | Air Cargo

This year’s Schiphol Aviation Award for Cargo has been presented to Kales Airline Services B.V, in recognition of its fundamental role in the development of cargo at Schiphol. Read More »

Oman Air orders 20 Boeing 737s; to double fleet by 2020

Reuters | March 31, 2015 | Air Cargo | International Trade

Flag carrier Oman Air has ordered 20 Boeing Co 737 aircraft as part of a plan to double its fleet to 70 planes by 2020, Chief Executive Paul Gregorowitsch said. Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo chosen to trail new UK pre-check service for flying pets

AJOT | March 31, 2015 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is to partner the City of London’s Heathrow Animal Reception Centre (HARC) to trial a pre-check service for pets landing in the UK on the airline’s flights. Read More »

AmSafe Bridport’s fire containment cover to be awarded a TSO by the FAA

AJOT | March 31, 2015 | Air Cargo

There has been a dramatic rise in in-flight cargo fires. In response, on 1st July 2014, the FAA issued TSO-C203 to provide a minimum standard by which manufacturers can design, build and supply a fully certified Fire Containment Cover (FCC).  Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo chosen to trial new UK pre-check service for flying pets

AJOT | March 30, 2015 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is to partner the City of London’s Heathrow Animal Reception Centre (HARC) to trial a pre-check service for pets landing in the UK on the airline’s flights. Read More »

Kales wins Schiphol Aviation Award

AJOT | March 30, 2015 | Air Cargo

This year’s Schiphol Aviation Award for Cargo has been presented to Kales Airline Services B.V, in recognition of its fundamental role in the development of cargo at Schiphol. Read More »

Hainan Airlines to buy 30 Boeing 787-9 jets, worth $7.7 billion by list price

Reuters | March 26, 2015 | Air Cargo | International Trade

Hainan Airlines Co Ltd, China's fourth-largest carrier, said it plans to order 30 Boeing Co B787-9 jets as it seeks to expand international routes to tap into growing demand for overseas travel from China. Read More »

Lynden Air Cargo flies aid to Vanuatu after cyclone devastates islands

PR Newswire | March 26, 2015 | Air Cargo

Lynden Air Cargo's L-100 Hercules aircraft is being put to use flying relief supplies to Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam devastated the South Pacific Islands March 13. Communications company Digicel Fiji chartered a Lynden Air Cargo plane from Nadi, Fiji, to the capital city of Port Vila within days of the cyclone. Read More »

LAN Airline cargo flights may be affected by industrial disputes in South America

PR Newswire | March 24, 2015 | Air Cargo

The unions of LAN Airlines will begin a series of actions on Wednesday, March 25th in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Miami Read More »

US FAA plans new steps to speed up commercial drone use

Reuters | March 23, 2015 | Air Cargo

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration plans to unveil new steps soon to make it easier for companies to use drone aircraft for specific business operations, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Read More »

Siemens uses VOLGA-DNEPR For door-to-door delivery of 50-ton rotor

AJOT | March 20, 2015 | Air Cargo

Siemens, the global technology powerhouse, is the latest business to utilise the door-to-door expertise of Volga-Dnepr Group’s Engineering & Logistics Centre (ELC) to manage the movement of a 50-ton rotor to Mumbai, India, under the international framework agreement between the two companies. Read More »

US to chart new territory in Gulf airline subsidy review

Reuters | March 19, 2015 | Air Cargo

The Obama administration said that it is in the early stages of studying claims that Gulf airlines have received market-distorting subsidies, a review involving uncharted territory for the U.S. government. Read More »