Air Cargo

Coverage of air cargo related news including freight forwarders, airlines, airports and more


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Lufthansa Cargo will be world’s first freighter to take off with CO2-efficient AeroSHARK technology

AJOT | February 03, 2023 | Air Cargo | Freighters

Lufthansa Cargo will begin equipping all Boeing 777 freighters with AeroSHARK from 2023. Innovative surface technology from Lufthansa Technik and BASF improves fuel efficiency and helps achieve sustainability goals.

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T&I Committee to hold first hearing on FAA reauthorization, focusing on aviation safety

AJOT | February 03, 2023 | Air Cargo | Airports

The hearing, entitled, “FAA Reauthorization: Enhancing America’s Gold Standard in Aviation Safety,” will be held at 10:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

Thai AirAsia adding back idled jets amid China tourism restart

Bloomberg | February 03, 2023 | Air Cargo | Airlines

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WorldACD Air cargo trends for the past 5 weeks (wk 4):

AJOT | February 02, 2023 | Air Cargo | Freighters

Lunar New Year and economic slowdown impact demand

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Skeleton cast of the world’s largest known dinosaur transported from Argentina to the UK by IAG Cargo

AJOT | February 02, 2023 | Air Cargo | Freighters

• IAG Cargo transports the most complete giant dinosaur ever discovered on British Airways flights from Buenos Aires to London Heathrow ahead of the Natural History Museum’s new exhibition, Titanosaur: Life as the biggest dinosaur • The Natural History Museum and IAG Cargo partner to deliver the full cast of the titanosaur, Patagotitan mayorum, to its European debut in London • The exhibition will run from Friday 31st March 2023 to Sunday 7th January 2024, and will take visitors on a journey through the life of a titanosaur exploring how a creature of this size could have survived on Earth. • At over three times heavier than Dippy the Diplodocus, this gigantic creature is a must-see • The cast was stored into 32 crates and transported in the belly capacity of two British Airways B787-9 aircrafts, alongside 4 crates of real fossils including a real femur bone measuring more than two metres

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FedEx to cut top management jobs as CEO seeks cost savings

Bloomberg | February 02, 2023 | Air Cargo | Freighters | Trucking

FedEx Corp. is cutting global officer and director jobs by more than 10%, the courier’s latest cost-saving step as economic concerns and waning e-commerce weigh on demand for package delivery.

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CPaT announces new contract with flag carrier of Mozambique, 
Linhas Aereas de Mozambique (LAM)

AJOT | February 02, 2023 | Air Cargo | Airlines

CPaT Global, the world’s leading provider of distance learning for the airline and aviation industry, today announced they have been awarded a new contract with Linhas Aereas de Mozambique (LAM). CPaT will be providing Aircraft System Courses and our General Subject library for LAM’s pilot training for the Boeing B737NG, including Aircraft Procedures, and Bombardier Q400 planes.

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CPaT strengthens presence in Africa with Egypt’s leading private airline, Nile Air

AJOT | February 02, 2023 | Air Cargo | Airlines

CPaT Global, the world’s leading provider of distance learning for the airline and aviation industry, today announced they have been awarded a new contract with Egyptian Airline, Nile Air. CPaT will be providing Airbus A320 Enhanced and Airbus A320neo Aircraft Systems courseware, our robust library of General Subjects, and CPaT Invent for their pilot training programs.

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Southwest Airlines names new technology chief after disruptions

Bloomberg | February 02, 2023 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Southwest Airlines Co. named a new executive to oversee technology investments and data platforms, just over a month after the carrier suffered from an operational meltdown that forced it to cancel more than 16,700 flights.

New York’s jet fuel shortage heralds a volatile year for flying

Bloomberg | February 02, 2023 | Air Cargo | Airports | Energy | Conventional

Texas storm disrupts power for thousands, grounds flights

Bloomberg | February 01, 2023 | Air Cargo | Airports

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American Airlines Cargo partners with BioNatur Plastics™, reducing long-term plastic waste equal to 6.4 million water bottles in 2022

AJOT | February 01, 2023 | Air Cargo | Freighters

The carrier announces transition to a biodegradable plastic wrap for use in its cargo operations

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FedEx to cut management jobs by more than 10%, CEO says

Bloomberg | February 01, 2023 | Air Cargo | Freighters | Trucking

FedEx Corp. is cutting global officer and director jobs by more than 10%, the courier’s latest cost-saving measure as economic concerns and waning e-commerce weigh on demand for package delivery.

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Airbus, Qatar Air agree to settle bitter A350 paint dispute

Bloomberg | February 01, 2023 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Airbus SE and Qatar Airways have agreed to end their long-running battle over flaking paint on the A350 flagship jetliner, averting an open showdown in court between the European plane manufacturer and one of its most important customers.

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Etihad Cargo flies high, surpassing operational performance targets in 2022

AJOT | February 01, 2023 | Air Cargo | Freighters

• Etihad Cargo has achieved 80.5 per cent OTP for freighter departures and 84.1 per cent OTP for freighter arrivals, ahead of its 80 per cent target • The carrier surpassed its 85 per cent DAP target, achieving 86.6 per cent • PharmaLife performance continued to outpace previous years, driven by the launch of new product features, a commitment to world-class standards and the establishment of Pharma Corridor 2.0 • 6 per cent more horses were moved via the carrier’s SkyStables product compared to the previous year • The carrier received 25 awards in 2022 in recognition of its operational performance and contribution to pharmaceutical transportation, innovation, sustainability and CSR within the air cargo sector

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Turkish Cargo partners with CargoAi to expand its digital offering worldwide

AJOT | February 01, 2023 | Air Cargo | Technology

Turkish Airlines’ air cargo brand, Turkish Cargo, is now live on CargoAi’s marketplace solution (CargoMART), for users in 4 countries. In the pilot phase, CargoMART users in France, Spain, Netherlands and Singapore will have access to booking Turkish Cargo’s new services TK SMART (general cargo service), TK PREMIUM and TK URGENT (express cargo service) instantaneously on all Turkish Cargo routes.

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U.S. Airlines’ December 2022 fuel cost per gallon down 5.3% from November 2022

AJOT | February 01, 2023 | Air Cargo | Airlines | Energy

Aviation fuel consumption down 5.2% from pre-pandemic December 2019

Qatar Airways and Airbus reach amicable settlement in legal dispute

AJOT | February 01, 2023 | Air Cargo | Airlines

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