Air Cargo

Export Development Canada finances China’s AVIC Leasing for $45 Million US

PR Newswire | April 08, 2015 | Air Cargo

Export Development Canada (EDC) today signed an agreement with AVIC International Leasing Co. Ltd. (AVIC Leasing) to finance the purchase of CRJ900 NextGen aircraft manufactured and sold by Montreal-based Bombardier. Read More »

FedEx to buy TNT for $4.8 billion to take on rivals in Europe

Reuters | April 07, 2015 | Air Cargo

FedEx Corp is to buy Dutch package delivery firm TNT Express for an agreed 4.4 billion euros ($4.8 billion), stepping up the challenge to rivals United Parcel Service and Deutsche Post in Europe. Read More »

Grupo Mexico sells more shares in airport operator GAP

Reuters | April 07, 2015 | Air Cargo

Railroad and mining company Grupo Mexico has further trimmed its stake in Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico to 23.6 percent, from the 24.8 percent it reported in October, according to a regulatory filing published. Read More »

American Airlines Cargo expands seasonal cargo service to and from Europe

AJOT | April 07, 2015 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo has introduced three new mainland European cities to its summer schedule for 2015. Athens, Lisbon and Venice have all joined the network of the world’s largest airline. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo starts 2015 with 20% growth in tonnage

AJOT | April 07, 2015 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has reinforced its position as one of the world’s fastest-growing cargo airlines by reporting a 20% increase in tonnage for the first quarter of 2015, continuing the trend set by previous years. Read More »

Boeing beats Airbus in first quarter net orders, deliveries

Reuters | April 07, 2015 | Air Cargo

U.S. planemaker Boeing beat European rival Airbus in net new orders and deliveries in the first quarter, according to figures released. Read More »

AirBridgeCargo starts 2015 with 20% growth in tonnage

AJOT | April 07, 2015 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has reinforced its position as one of the world’s fastest-growing cargo airlines by reporting a 20% increase in tonnage for the first quarter of 2015, continuing the trend set by previous years. Read More »

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 »