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The week in brief

By control on May 3, 2013
  • Air France-KLM Cargo shipped 14 tonnes of tulips (pictured right) from the Netherlands to Singapore to commemorate 80 years of scheduled flights to Singapore. In a special collaboration between KLM and Singapore’s tropical garden, Gardens by the Bay, these tulips will be planted and displayed at the Tulipmania exhibit at the Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, until May 20.
  • Turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR’s newest ATR-600 series aircraft have just received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration. This certification, for both the ATR 42-600 and the ATR 72-600, will enable the entry into service of these new aircraft in countries requiring FAA rather than European Aviation Safety Agency certification.
  • Kuehne + Nagel is expanding its site in Geel, Belgium with an additional 322,000 square feet, making the site 807,000 square feet total.
  • Etihad Airways opened a line maintenance base at Singapore's Changi International Airport, the carrier's eighth outside Abu Dhabi. The new facility will perform all scheduled and non-scheduled line maintenance for Etihad Airways' daily flights operating to Singapore from both Abu Dhabi and Brisbane, Australia.
  • LuxairCARGO has joined Cargo 2000's quality management program to measure and improve air cargo process quality on the ground. LuxairCARGO, a business unit of Luxair Group, operates one of the largest air cargo platforms in Europe.
  • Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered more than 90 tonnes of oil and gas equipment (pictured below) from Singapore to Turkmenistan on board one of its AN-124-100 freighters. The equipment was transported on behalf of Pacific Airlift, a global air charter broker.

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