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The Week in brief

By control on December 2, 2011
  • The Air Transport Association of America has changed its name to Airlines for America. The new moniker better conveys A4A’s mission to advocate on behalf of the American airline sector, according to a press release issued by the association. A4A also unveiled a new logo and tagline to represent this change.
  • The Malta-based investment group Tuffieh Funds SICAV has purchased Czech logistics firm CS Cargo for an undisclosed amount. CS Cargo is currently altering its management team to reflect this acquisition, a process that will be completed by early 2012.
  • The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has granted a single operating certificate to United Airlines and Continental Airlines. Although this is a significant milestone in the integration of the two airlines, the carriers won’t utilize a single passenger service system until the first quarter of 2012.
  • Aramex and Sinoair have launched a company to address the growing demand for logistics services between China and the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Africa. Aramex Sinoair will also open additional offices in Beijing and Guangzhou, with further expansion planned in other emerging markets, in the next phase of development.
  • The Japan International Cooperation Agency commissioned Damco to ship 10 drain pump vehicles from Japan to the disaster-ridden nation of Thailand. The Japan Disaster Relief Expert Team will utilize the vehicles, which were transported from Yokohama Port to Laem Chabang Port, to relieve flooding in the region.
  • Worldwide Flight Services has inked a deal with Renaissance Aviation to oversee its ramp and passenger business at Bermuda’s L.F Wade International Airport. The French company, which provides cargo and ground-handling services at airports around the world, will provide Renaissance Aviation with technical assistance, training and administrative support.
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