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The week in brief

By control on May 17, 2013
  • Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. has been selected by Allied Air of Nigeria (pictured right) to provide two firm B737-400SF 11 pallet configuration conversions with an option for one additional conversion. The first aircraft is a high gross weight B737-400 that will undergo freighter modification in June at AEI’s Authorized Conversion Center, Flightstar Aircraft Services in Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Boeing and Turkish Airlines finalized a firm order for 40 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 9s and 20 Next-Generation 737-800 jets, valued at $6.9 billion at list prices. The
    order also includes options for an additional 25 737 MAX 8s and is the largest Boeing order in Turkish Airlines' history.
  • Unisys Corporation announced that TravelSky, the leading provider of IT services for China's air travel industry, has selected the Unisys air cargo and logistics management products to offer as hosted services to China's airlines.
  • BDP International’s Singapore office has been awarded the Secure Trade Partnership Plus accreditation by Singapore Customs. STP is a certification program administered by Singapore Customs that requires companies to meet robust security standards in their trading operations in order to protect global supply chains. STP Plus is the highest tier of the accreditation program.
  • Parcel firm DPD plans to build a new parcel hub at Hinckley Commercial Park in the East Midlands, England. The company has appointed property group Goodman to develop a 330,000 square foot parcel hub on the site. The facility will create up to 1,000 new, permanent full-time jobs in the area when fully operational in 2015. DPD hopes to begin building work in September.
  • Etihad Airways had its maiden flight to Amsterdam (pictured left), beginning the airline’s daily service to the Netherlands’ capital. Flight EY77, carrying the KL code of Dutch national carrier, KLM, departed from Abu Dhabi airport.
  • Virgin Atlantic Cargo says it is delighted with the support it has gained from freight forwarders in Mumbai after resuming the route in October 2012 after a three-year absence.
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