New ‘Carbon Calculator’ keeps track of cargo transport emissions

The air cargo industry has long been sensitive to the high amount of carbon emissions, DHL has created an application that can help customers track the size of the carbon footprint left behind with every shipment. With the introduction of the free “Carbon Calculator,” DHL customers can see the amount of emissions created by their […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 6, 2016

Taiwan looks beyond microchips to embrace innovation

From the incoming president on down, Taiwan’s political elite has been trying hard to project an image of “business as usual.” Faced with angry accusations of aiming to steer for formal independence from the Chinese mainland, the political leadership in Taipei has pledged its commitment to maintain stable cross-straits relations. Likewise, business leaders have been […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • June 3, 2016

Qantas launches Dallas Fort Worth air cargo service

Qantas Freight announced today that it will begin a weekly freighter service to Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) to bolster its route connecting Australia, China and the U.S. The carrier currently operates four weekly 747-400F freighter services connecting the three countries, and starting June 9, one of these flights will make an additional stop at Dallas […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 3, 2016

Emirates seeks South Asian cargo with Hong Kong-Delhi-Dubai route

Emirates’ SkyCargo is consolidating its air cargo business in the Far East and the Indian subcontinent through a weekly freighter service from Hong Kong to Dubai via Delhi, starting June 1. The company explained its strategy as a way to “tap increasing cargo movements between Hong Kong, the world’s top cargo hub, and Delhi, India’s […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 1, 2016

New Atlanta–Doha service boosts Qatar’s cargo capacity

Today’s inaugural Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport adds bellyhold cargo capacity to the carrier’s extant four weekly flights between the two airports. With the addition of daily 777 passenger flights, Qatar Airways offers a combined 744 tonnes of capacity per week on its Doha-Atlanta route, which the carrier contends is […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 1, 2016

Li to fly: Lithium-ion batteries back on A350-900

Following extensive safety reviews precipitated by lithium ion battery fires that grounded the 787-8 in 2013, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will now allow the batteries back on board the A350-900 for use as a backup power source. Airbus maintains that its own lithium-ion architecture is different from that used by Boeing. Gordon McConnell, the […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 1, 2016

New Russian cargo airline to take flight this summer

Russian airfreight newcomer Direct-Avia will commence flights this summer with two Tupolev Tu-204-100S freighters. The new carrier was founded in December 2014, under the auspices of logistics and transport company Aircargo+. The two aircraft, were both built in 2009 and were previously operated by Russian carrier Transaero, which filed for bankruptcy in 2015. The plans still […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 30, 2016

New cargo airline coming to China’s Guangzhou Baiyun

China’s aviation authority has granted initial approval for the launch of a cargo airline based out of Guangzhou, in southern China. The approval from the Central and South Regional Administration of the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) cleared the way for Longhao Air to become Guangzhou’s first local cargo airline, and is expected to […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 24, 2016

Turkish Airlines adds Cambodian freight route

Very few airfreight markets are showing double-digit growth these days, but Phnom Penh in Cambodia is an exception, with recorded tonnage growth of 17.3 percent, year-over-year, in 2015. This week, Turkish Airlines became the latest carrier to enter the market with the launch of its new weekly service from Istanbul, using a 60-tonne-capacity A330-200F. Foremost, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 24, 2016

ASL finalizes purchase of TNT air operations

The first ripples of the FedEx/TNT deal are about to be felt in Europe with ASL Aviation Group’s announcement today that it has completed the purchase of the airline operations of TNT Express, which includes Belgian subsidiary TNT Airways and Pan Air Líneas Aéreas, based in Spain. ASL also signed a multi-year service agreement to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 24, 2016

Silk Way, EgyptAir crashes leave aviation industry shaken

Within a matter of hours between Wednesday afternoon and this morning, two unexplained fatal aircraft crashes – one an Antonov An-12 cargo plane, the other an EgyptAir A320 passenger aircraft – have shaken the aviation industry, sending investigators scrambling to find the causes. On the afternoon of Wed., May 18, the An-12 freighter, owned by […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 19, 2016

Qatar Airways raises stake in IAG – again

For the second time in less than a month, Qatar Airways Ltd. increased its stake in IAG SA, an airline holding group with a portfolio that includes British Airways, Iberia Airways and other prominent airlines. Qatar Airways’ move to bump its stake to 15.1 percent comes on the heels of a recent jump from 9.99 […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 18, 2016

First 737-800 enters conversion at AEI

Lessor GECAS ferried a 737-800, most recently operated by Corendon Airlines, to Miami International Airport, where Aeronautical Engineers, Inc., inducted it for conversion to freighter configuration. Redelivery is scheduled for mid-2017. For more details, please see David Harris’ story in our sister publication, Cargo Facts.
  • David Harris
  • May 18, 2016

DHL ‘Parcelcopter 3.0’ gets James Bond treatment in Bavaria [VIDEO]

If it’s Friday, it must be time for another drone video on ACW… OK, we admit that we have a weakness for these little unmanned gadgets, but this particular system, created by Germany-based Deutsche Post DHL, is a far cry from the spindly, insect-like “Parcelcopter” we featured back in September 2014. This is “Parcelcopter 3.0,” […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 13, 2016
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