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Brussels probably wishes it had Ethiopian back

February 10, 2016 at 10:55 pm 0 comments

Brussels Airport (BRU) experienced a 2.4 percent decline in cargo demand last month, compared to January 2015, handling just over 9,500 tonnes. The decrease, according to the airport, is “entirely attributed” to losses in the full-freight segment (-11.5 percent), which is still recovering from Ethiopian Airlines’ departure from Brussels becauseRead More

PACAVI cements A320 conversion partnership with GAMECO

PACAVI cements A320 conversion partnership with GAMECO

February 10, 2016 at 10:23 pm 0 comments

US-based PACAVI Group and Chinese MRO GAMECO expanded their A320/A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion agreement, saying they intended to jointly offer a “one-stop-shop concept, offering tailored turnkey packages of airframe sourcing, purchase, customized conversion, and leasing or sale to airline customers of all tiers, worldwide.” David Harris, editor of our sister publication,Read More

ICAO CO2 emission standards closer to adoption

ICAO CO2 emission standards closer to adoption

February 10, 2016 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

This week in Montreal, 170 international experts on the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) unanimously recommended new environmental standards on CO2 emissions produced by aircraft. The standard has taken six years of negotiation and technical work to come together. If adopted by ICAO’s 36-stateRead More

WCS Preview: The value of air cargo

WCS Preview: The value of air cargo

February 10, 2016 at 6:29 pm 0 comments

As we put a challenging 2015 behind us and look forward to 2016, work here in IATA naturally focuses on preparations for the 10th World Cargo Symposium (WCS). The theme we have chosen for this year’s event in Berlin is “the value of air cargo.” This is a wide rangingRead More

North American auto industry demand boosts Nippon Express

North American auto industry demand boosts Nippon Express

February 10, 2016 at 6:09 pm 0 comments

Frequent shipments of automotive parts, paired with lower fuel costs, helped Japan-based forwarder Nippon Express Co. generate US$328 million in operating profit for the April-December 2015 period, which was up 12 percent, compared to last year, and its highest operating profit ever in the nine-month period. Sales were an estimatedRead More

Symetrica introduces handheld radiation detector

Symetrica introduces handheld radiation detector

February 10, 2016 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

Symetrica, a company that specializes in radiation detection and identification, has created a handheld radiation detector that is being used by many European customs authorities and may soon be introduced to other aviation markets. Called the VeriFinder, the unit is designed to scan inaccessible areas, “which is an essential newRead More

BDP bullish on Egypt

BDP bullish on Egypt

February 10, 2016 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

Privately owned logistics and transportation services company, BDP International, is opening a Cairo office this month. The new office will be overseen by country manager, Emad Tawfik. The office will provide a range of services for the chemical/petrochemical, healthcare, energy, retail and automotive sectors,including ocean and air export and import,Read More

Ethiopian Cargo 777-F Artwork
K65450

Brussels probably wishes it had Ethiopian back

February 10, 2016

Brussels Airport (BRU) experienced a 2.4 percent decline in cargo demand last month, compared to January 2015, handling just over 9,500 tonnes. The decrease, according to the airport, is “entirely attributed” to losses in the full-freight segment (-11.5 percent), which is still recovering from Ethiopian Airlines’ departure from Brussels becauseRead More

Ethiopian Cargo 777-F Artwork
K65450

Brussels probably wishes it had Ethiopian back

February 10, 2016

Brussels Airport (BRU) experienced a 2.4 percent decline in cargo demand last month, compared to January 2015, handling just over 9,500 tonnes. The decrease, according to the airport, is “entirely attributed” to losses in the full-freight segment (-11.5 percent), which is still recovering from Ethiopian Airlines’ departure from Brussels becauseRead More

WCS Preview: The value of air cargo

WCS Preview: The value of air cargo

February 10, 2016

As we put a challenging 2015 behind us and look forward to 2016, work here in IATA naturally focuses on preparations for the 10th World Cargo Symposium (WCS). The theme we have chosen for this year’s event in Berlin is “the value of air cargo.” This is a wide rangingRead More