Air Cargo

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 »

Lufthansa Cargo gets boost from strong German exports

Reuters | March 19, 2015 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo hopes to sign another airline partnership to build on the success of last year's tie-up with Japan's ANA and take advantage of the favorable environment for German exports, the freight arm of the German airline said. Read More »

Flower Shippers’ Forum finds more common ground than difference

AJOT | March 19, 2015 | Air Cargo

Flower growers, retailers and air cargo industry executives made good progress in identifying challenges and potential solutions in shipping flowers by air, at the Flower Shippers’ Forum organised by Schiphol Cargo, as part of the recent STAT Times Air Cargo Africa conference. Read More »

VOLGA-DNEPR moves Express AM7 and AM8 satellites to Baikonur Cosmodrome for launch

AJOT | March 19, 2015 | Air Cargo | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects

Volga-Dnepr Airlines delivered the Russian telecommunications satellites Express AM7 and Express AM8 to the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch site in Kazakhstan. Read More »

IAG CArgo extends Latin American Network

AJOT | March 19, 2015 | Air Cargo

From this summer, IAG Cargo is significantly boosting its Latin America network by launching a new route into Colombia and reopening its route into Cuba. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo remains on course with its “Lufthansa Cargo 2020” program

AJOT | March 19, 2015 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo achieved an operating profit of EUR 100m last year. This represents a significant increase for the cargo airline when compared with the previous year. Read More »

Transport sector set to give big lift to oil demand

Reuters | March 17, 2015 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | Road

Demand for oil is intimately connected to the demand for transportation in the United States and the other advanced industrial economies. Read More »

PACTL establishes state-of-the-art cool chain infrastructure

AJOT | March 17, 2015 | Air Cargo

Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL) is in the final stages of building a new perishable centre. Read More »

US and Gulf airlines set to clash at aviation summit

Reuters | March 17, 2015 | Air Cargo

Top executives of U.S. and Gulf airlines will take their dispute over whether "open skies" deals have led to unfair competition to a high-profile public forum in Washington as each side ramps up efforts to sway U.S. regulators. Read More »

IAG Cargo leads European carriers for E-AWB penetration

AJOT | March 17, 2015 | Air Cargo

Boasting a 34% penetration, IAG Cargo now leads European carriers when it comes to e-AWB penetration and is fifth globally for volumes, as of January 2015[1]. IAG Cargo’s e-AWB penetration ranks well above the industry average of 25%.  Read More »

Open Skies pact to survive Gulf subsidies dispute

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

An "Open Skies" agreement between Gulf and United States airlines is likely to survive a dispute over subsidies, planemaker Boeing's Middle East president said Read More »

Sinking under debt, Kansai airport privatisation presents test for Abe

Reuters | March 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

After building an artificial island off Osaka to host a gleaming, new airport in 1994, officials discovered it was sinking into the sea. Read More »

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 »