Air Cargo

Boeing sees funding for aircraft buyers remaining strong

Reuters | December 09, 2014 | Air Cargo

Boeing Co sees no let-up in the strong supply of funding available to help commercial jet aircraft buyers acquire the $124 billion worth of airliners expected to be delivered next year, the U.S. planemaker said in its annual forecast. Read More »

AAR lines up potential $988 million sale of cargo firm Telair

Reuters | December 09, 2014 | Air Cargo

U.S. aviation support company AAR Corp has begun the sale of cargo handler Telair in a deal that could value the German business at up to 800 million euros ($988 million), three sources familiar with the matter said. Read More »

Hactl helps boost e-AWB uptake

AJOT | December 09, 2014 | Air Cargo

Two major Hong Kong airfreight forwarders have completed a successful trial to produce electronic air waybills (e-AWBs) using Hactl’s COSAC-AWB facility. Read More »

WFS and ATA Italia sign co-operative agreement

AJOT | December 09, 2014 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has signed a co-operative agreement with ATA Italia to jointly market their respective cargo, ramp and passenger ground handling services to airline customers in Italy. Read More »

Nigeria detains Russian cargo plane with military shipment to Chad

Reuters | December 08, 2014 | Air Cargo

Nigeria detained a Russian cargo plane and its French-speaking crew on Saturday after it made an unauthorized landing in the northern city of Kano with military hardware bound for neighboring Chad, a security source said. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo delivers B737 components for Boeing

AJOT | December 08, 2014 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Russia's largest schedule cargo airlines and part of Volga Dnepr Group, has successfully delivered a horizontal stabilizer for a Boeing 737 from Shanghai to Chicago on its way to the Boeing aircraft factory in Seattle. Read More »

Hearing to explore state of unmanned aircraft systems integration and industry in the U.S.

AJOT | December 08, 2014 | Air Cargo

The Aviation Subcommittee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will hold a hearing next week on the status of unmanned aircraft systems integration into U.S. airspace and the development of the UAS industry. Read More »

WFS becomes Singapore Airlines Cargo’s sole cargo handling partner for UK and Ireland

AJOT | December 08, 2014 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won a three-year contract to provide full cargo handling services for Singapore Airlines Cargo at London Heathrow and at all of its UK regional locations. Read More »

Astrophysics awarded five year, $23.1 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security

AJOT | December 04, 2014 | Air Cargo | Ports & Terminals

Astrophysics Inc., a leader in conventional and air cargo security X-ray inspection systems, has announced that the company has been awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the Department of Homeland Security, United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency. Read More »

Mitsubishi Estate, ANA team among bidders for Sendai Airport rights

AJOT | December 04, 2014 | Air Cargo

Mitsubishi Estate, Japan's leading developer, and ANA Holdings, Japan's largest carrier, have teamed up to bid for rights to operate facilities at Sendai Airport in northern Japan, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. Read More »

ANA and Lufthansa Cargo successfully launch air cargo joint venture

AJOT | December 04, 2014 | Air Cargo

All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, and Lufthansa Cargo AG, one of the world´s leading air cargo carriers, have launched an innovative air cargo joint venture on Japan-Europe routes. Since 1 December, both airlines have commenced joint sales of shipments on flights from Japan to Europe. Read More »

Lufthansa braces for next strike as board debates budget carrier plan

Reuters | December 03, 2014 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa's board met to approve expansion of its budget flights against the backdrop of deteriorating relations with pilots who are now planning their tenth strike this year. Read More »

Lufthansa pilot strike extends to long-haul flights

Reuters | December 02, 2014 | Air Cargo

Pilots at Deutsche Lufthansa AG extended their latest two-day stoppage, grounding long-haul flights in addition to domestic and European routes and stranding thousands of travelers. Read More »

Little change for November’s Stifel Logistics Confidence Index

AJOT | December 01, 2014 | Air Cargo | Transport Intermediaries

Little month-to-month change as the November Stifel Logistics Confidence Index increased only 0.1 points to 59.0. Compared to November 2013, the overall index is up 1.9 points however, this is down from the October year-over-year increase of 3.8 points as noted in last month’s analysis.  Read More »

Europe’s postal firms under fire as Amazon expands deliveries

Reuters | December 01, 2014 | Air Cargo

Europe's postal firms need to slash costs and invest in new technology and services if they are to withstand the challenge of new entrants such as U.S. online retailer Amazon in the lucrative parcel delivery market. Read More »

Design flaws led to 2013 lithium-ion battery fire in Boeing 787

Reuters | December 01, 2014 | Air Cargo

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said that shortcomings in design and certification led to a 2013 fire in a lithium-ion battery on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Boston. Read More »

Asia-Pacific airlines await further oil price decline before hedging

Reuters | December 01, 2014 | Air Cargo

Airlines in Asia-Pacific are holding off from hedging their fuel costs as they wait for oil to dip below $70 a barrel in hopes of securing lower prices, industry executives said. Read More »

Bomb threat on American Air flight in New York proves false alarm

Reuters | December 01, 2014 | Air Cargo

An American Airlines airplane that was evacuated at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport after a bomb threat has been searched and cleared for service, an official said. Read More »

Volga-Dnepr Gulf completes first a-check in Sharjah on a Boeing 737CL

AJOT | December 01, 2014 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Gulf, Volga-Dnepr Technics’ subgroup branch in the Middle East, has successfully performed its first A-check on a Boeing 737-400 for the Slovenian airline SolinAir. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo celebrates 20th birthday

AJOT | December 01, 2014 | Air Cargo

Airfreight carrier has become Europe’s leading cargo airline over the past two decades Read More »