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Freight only weak division during bumper FY2016 at Qantas

Freight only weak division during bumper FY2016 at Qantas

August 26, 2016 at 5:17 pm 0 comments

Qantas’ results for fiscal year 2016 are out, and the airline’s cargo business still turned a profit – albeit less than the year before –  despite what CEO Alan Joyce called, “a tough cargo market.” Qantas Freight reported underlying EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) of US$48.75 million, down 44Read More

Airlander 10 has rough landing

Airlander 10 has rough landing

August 25, 2016 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Just days after its widely publicized debut, Hybrid Air Vehicles’ “gargantuan conjoined albino bananas on steroids” and “butt-shaped blimp” fell flat on its bum – well, on its nose, to be more accurate. The cockpit, situated below the two elongated globes that buoy the aircraft, sustained damage but Hybrid AirRead More

Virgin Australia renews cargo deal with Virgin Atlantic Cargo

Virgin Australia renews cargo deal with Virgin Atlantic Cargo

August 25, 2016 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

Virgin Atlantic Cargo will continue to provide international long-haul cargo sales and management for Virgin Australia through a new, long-term agreement that was renewed between the two airlines. Despite their similar names, the two carriers are distinct airlines. Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin brand, is no longer among theRead More

Doug Brittin to retire from TIACA by year’s end

Doug Brittin to retire from TIACA by year’s end

August 25, 2016 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

One of the most recognizable faces of the airfreight industry, Doug Brittin, has said he will retire at the end of this year from The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), where he has held the post as Secretary General since 2013. Sebastiaan Scholte of Jan de Rijk Logistics has beenRead More

Chapman Freeborn, Volga-Dnepr celebrate Solar Impulse 2’s dénouement

Chapman Freeborn, Volga-Dnepr celebrate Solar Impulse 2’s dénouement

August 25, 2016 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

The Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) may have been the first solar-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the globe after touching down in Abu Dhabi on July 26, but it wasn’t exactly alone. To earn this achievement, Si2 had to make multiple stops along the way, and charter carriers Chapman Freeborn and Volga-DneprRead More

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Atlas inks five-year deal to provide freighters to FedEx

August 24, 2016 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) has entered into a five-year agreement with FedEx Express to provide five 747-400 freighter aircraft during peak flying seasons, starting in 2017 and lasting through 2021. While Atlas has previously provided freighters to FedEx on an ad-hoc basis, the agreement is the first to lockRead More

ANA cutting cargo flights to China

ANA cutting cargo flights to China

August 24, 2016 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

Japan-based All Nippon Airways (ANA) is moving cargo from its freighters to the bellyholds of its passenger fleet, while scaling back scheduled all-cargo flights in October, the airline announced. The decision mirrors an industry-wide general freight trend, as increasing bellyhold capacity exerts downward pressure on the profits of freighter operations.Read More

IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate celebrates 10th anniversary

IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate celebrates 10th anniversary

August 24, 2016 at 5:31 pm 0 comments

IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate product, which specializes in cold-chain pharmaceutical traffic, is ten years old this month, with consistent double-digit volume growth, year-over-year, and more than 35,000 shipments annually. IAG credited surging global pharmaceutical business as a major driver of its success, with sales in the industry projected to reachRead More