Volga-Dnepr freighter makes special mining delivery to India

Charter broker Air Charter Service arranged for transport of a 27-tonne outsize drilling machine from Perth, Australia, to Ahmedabad, India, onboard one of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ IL-76TD-90VD freighters. The drilling machine, which measures a whopping 15 meters long by three meters high, was destined for a mining project in Ahmedabad. “Weeks of planning went into the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 27, 2017

Alaska Air Cargo begins commercial service of first freighter-converted 737-700

Alaska Air Cargo began commercial service yesterday with its first 737-700 freighter. This is particularly noteworthy because the freighter is the first 737 NG aircraft – either -700 or -800 – to undergo conversion from passenger to freighter configuration. On Tuesday, the freighter departed Seattle for Alaska, where it will begin scheduled service from the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 27, 2017

75th Anniversary: Air Cargo World changes with the times

  Finding its footing The early years, of course, were not easy – neither for the magazine nor the air cargo industry, in general. While there was a growing interest in cargo after the war ended in 1945, and established U.S.-based carriers such as American Airlines and United Airlines began coast-to-coast freighter service using DC-3s, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 26, 2017

75 Years of Predictions: The Good, the Bad and the Just ‘Plane’ Crazy

At each major milestone in this publication, many executives would pause to pontificate about what the future might hold for the growing airfreight industry. Some people – predictably – were way off on their predictions, but some had a preternatural ability to be spot on with their vision of the future. And then there were […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 26, 2017

75th Anniversary: ACW through the decades

Here are just a few of the thousands of stories covered in Air Cargo World and its predecessors, ever since its inception during World War II. 1942 Air Transportation magazine is launched in October by John F. Budd in New York City. American Airlines begins first U.S. transcontinental, all-cargo air service, using DC-3 freighters. 1943 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 26, 2017

Volga-Dnepr joins Hurricane Irma relief efforts across Caribbean

Volga-Dnepr Airlines continued its long history of supporting international humanitarian aid projects by sending heavy-lift aircraft to the Caribbean and Florida regions following the devastation from Hurricane Irma. The airline has so far operated three flights carrying nearly 175 tonnes of relief goods and equipment. The most recent flight, conducted on Sept. 18, was chartered […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 25, 2017

DuPont goes green with recycling program for cargo covers

DuPont Protection Solutions announced a new, complimentary recycling program for its Tyvek cargo covers, in a response to shipper requests for an environmentally responsible way to dispose of the covers. The Tyvek cargo covers act as thermal shields, maintaining internal temperature of cargo by reflecting solar heat in high temperatures and acting as a barrier […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 25, 2017

Irma relief still arriving despite continuing storms in Caribbean

Even as the damages from Hurricane Maria are still being assessed in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands, more relief continues to arrive to the storm-ravaged region. A 747-400 freighter operated by U.K.-based CargoLogicAir (see photo above) departed from the East Midlands Airport yesterday, carrying 110 tonnes of goods on behalf of the British government […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 22, 2017

Volga-Dnepr, Airbus Defence partnership delivers Sentinel-5P satellite

The partnership between Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Airbus Defence and Space cooperated on a special delivery for the European Space Agency, transporting a Sentinel-5P satellite from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Arkhangelsk, Russia, using an An-124-100 freighter before the satellite completed the last leg of its journey to Russia’s Plesetsk Cosmodrome spaceport by train. The satellite […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 20, 2017

Irma recovery efforts continue as next hurricane threatens Caribbean

Even as yet another major cyclone – the Category 5-level Hurricane Maria – plows through the Caribbean region today, cargo groups and nonprofits are scrambling to provide food, medicine and other relief supplies to help the islands recover from the last major storm, Hurricane Irma. Disaster relief charities Airlink, LIFT, Patient Airlift Services (PALS) and Rescue Global have teamed up […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 19, 2017

Atlas secures ACMI deal for 747F operation on behalf of DHL Global Forwarding

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings is placing a 747-400 freighter with Deutsche Post DHL Group’s ocean- and airfreight forwarding arm DHL Global Forwarding through an ACMI deal, and will operate the freighter on DHL Global Forwarding’s behalf. According to a statement from Atlas, operations through the ACMI arrangement will begin this month for routes between the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 15, 2017

BST Logistics expands ACMI agreements with National Airlines, CASIL

Orlando-based National Airlines will operate two 747-400F freighters on behalf of Chinese company BST Logistics, which also announced plans to expand its cooperation with China Aerospace International Holdings Ltd (CASIL) – a subsidiary of state-owned China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. BST Logistics operates weekly scheduled flights with destinations in China, Europe, Russia and the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 15, 2017

Volga-Dnepr, SPARX Logistics agreement expands Canadian portfolio

Volga-Dnepr Unique Air Cargo (VD UAC) and U.S.-based SPARX logistics have signed a cooperation agreement that allows SPARX to offer an expanded range of air services to and from Canada. Under the new agreement, SPARX now offers such services as project cargo, full or partial chartering, standard air cargo clearance and customs clearance. It also […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 15, 2017

Logistics nonprofits provide timely U.S. Virgin Island response to Irma [VIDEO]

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – As Hurricane Irma completed its rampage across Florida over the weekend, additional emergency response teams started recovery efforts in the hard-hit U.S. Virgin Islands, with logistics nonprofit Airlink and United Airlines airlifting vital K-9 search and rescue dogs and other equipment here at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), the […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 11, 2017
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