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The week in brief

By control on April 19, 2013
  • Due to an increased frequency of British Airways passenger flights between London and Seattle (pictured right), IAG Cargo will offer customers additional freight capacity on this route. The three new flights will commence on Oct. 27 and will be serviced by a Boeing 777-200. Departing on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, the new flights bring the weekly total on the Seattle route to 10 frequencies.
  • DHL Global Forwarding has expanded its Qualified Envirotainer Provider Accreditation to 30 stations in countries including Germany, France, UK, the U.S., Egypt, Dubai, Japan and China. By adding the QEP Accreditation to its major stations, DHL's network is further integrated with Envirotainer operational requirements in order to ensure proper shipping of temperature-sensitive health care products.
  • Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. has selected Commercial Jet's new 400,000 square-foot facility at the Dothan Regional Airport in Dale County, Ala. as its fourth AEI Authorized Conversion Center. Commercial Jet's Alabama facility will provide 737-300SF, 737-400SF & MD80SF passenger to freighter conversions.
  • ETS Verification, one of the EU's leading Emissions Trading Scheme compliance experts, has confirmed Volga-Dnepr Airlines' full compliance with the requirements of the European Commission's scheme following an extensive audit of its business. The EU introduced the greenhouse gas emissions monitoring and reporting system for the aviation industry in 2010.
  • Airport International Group, the Jordanian company responsible for the operation of the Queen Alia International Airport, launched the new QAIA terminal's full operations. The transfer began with the evacuation of the old QAIA terminals and the relocation of all passengers and staff to the new airport.
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