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Tim Stake

Air France incidents add to carrier’s worries

May 29, 2015 at 7:54 pm 0 comments

For the second time in a month, Air France has had a near-miss. On May 22, a 777F taking off from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, was forced to recover midway through its roll due to an underestimation of the weight of the aircraft. The freighter was accelerating too slowly,Read More

Motor City welcomes Virgin Atlantic Cargo

Motor City welcomes Virgin Atlantic Cargo

May 29, 2015 at 6:42 pm 0 comments

Sir Richard Branson said he is looking forward to new flights to Detroit, since the city is going through “a remarkable regeneration journey.” That said, Virgin Atlantic Cargo is about to launch airfreight service between Detroit and London-Heathrow Airport. Maybe it’s Branson’s desire to build an electric car to competeRead More

Rock star helps revive Air Djibouti

Rock star helps revive Air Djibouti

May 29, 2015 at 6:03 pm 0 comments

Air Djibouti, which fell off the radar almost 15 years ago, is making a comeback with the help of Cardiff Aviation co-owner and chairman Bruce Dickinson, the front man for heavy metal band Iron Maiden, and a former airline pilot. Air Djibouti, established by the government of Djibouti, signed aRead More

New Ningxia Cargo Airlines formed in China

New Ningxia Cargo Airlines formed in China

May 28, 2015 at 11:42 pm 0 comments

Ningxia Cargo Airlines, the first cargo carrier based in Western China, has filed an application to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for a public air operator’s certificate. The new cargo airline, based in the Ningxia autonomous region of China, has a registered capital of CNY120 million (US$19.3 million). ShenRead More

KF Aerospace expands to Europe, Asia

May 28, 2015 at 11:28 pm 0 comments

Canada-based KF Aerospace (formerly Kelowna Flightcraft) is going global. Beginning May 30, the Toronto-based carrier will begin frequencies four times per week between Toronto and Europe by way of Brussels Airport. The carrier, which owns a fleet of 727 and DC-10-30 freighters, also plans daily service between Toronto and AtlanticRead More

Fraport Cargo keeps Adria under contract

Fraport Cargo keeps Adria under contract

May 28, 2015 at 11:20 pm 0 comments

Adria Airways, Slovenia’s national airline, extended its cargo-handling contract with Fraport Cargo Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of airport management company Fraport AG. The cargo service will continue to be responsible for all of Adria’s freight-handling operations at Frankfurt Airport. The partnership between Ljubljana-based Adria Airways and FCS started inRead More

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Etihad continues four-year hot streak

May 28, 2015 at 11:08 pm 0 comments

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has now enjoyed four consecutive years of net profitability, and airfreight played a major role in its success. Last year was Etihad’s best showing to date, posting a net profit of US$73 million on total revenues of $76 billion, upRead More

Tim Stake

Air France incidents add to carrier’s worries

May 29, 2015

For the second time in a month, Air France has had a near-miss. On May 22, a 777F taking off from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, was forced to recover midway through its roll due to an underestimation of the weight of the aircraft. The freighter was accelerating too slowly,Read More

Fraport Cargo keeps Adria under contract

Fraport Cargo keeps Adria under contract

May 28, 2015

Adria Airways, Slovenia’s national airline, extended its cargo-handling contract with Fraport Cargo Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of airport management company Fraport AG. The cargo service will continue to be responsible for all of Adria’s freight-handling operations at Frankfurt Airport. The partnership between Ljubljana-based Adria Airways and FCS started inRead More

FAA loosens up on drones

May 26, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it will allow the testing of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, to be flown at or below 200 feet at six approved test sites in the United States. A certificate of waiver or authorization will be required, but it drops the ceiling fromRead More