Airports

Shakeup at Virgin Atlantic as cargo boss Lloyd plans to step down

Shakeup at Virgin Atlantic as cargo boss Lloyd plans to step down

April 24, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

After a 30-year tenure, Virgin Atlantic’s senior vice president of cargo, John Lloyd, decided he will step down from the position this September. The veteran airfreight boss said he is resigning to pursue other, yet unspecified endeavors. “We will certainly be sad to see John go,” read a statement fromRead More

Brazilian supply-chain company to launch cargo aircraft fleet

Brazilian supply-chain company to launch cargo aircraft fleet

April 21, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

A Brazilian supply-chain solution company, Modern Logistics, has the official go-ahead to operate a fleet of cargo aircraft. Modern Logistics plans to scale up to 15 logistics centers and a fleet of 32 aircraft in the next few years. Modern Logistics, the company in question, offers third-party logistics solutions viaRead More

Slippery situation upends Indonesian freighter

Slippery situation upends Indonesian freighter

April 21, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

Chuck Yeager, U.S. Air Force general, record-setting test pilot and all-around aviation rock star famously said that, “If you can walk away from a landing, it’s a good landing. If you use the airplane the next day, it’s an outstanding landing.” The pilots for this unfortunate cargo aircraft in Papua,Read More

Voyageur Aviation unveils first Dash 8-100 freighter conversion

Voyageur Aviation unveils first Dash 8-100 freighter conversion

April 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

Canadian aerospace company, Voyageur Aviation Corp. rolled out the first-of-its-kind Dash 8-100 Package Freighter (PF) conversion aircraft. The Dash 8-100 PF carries an average payload of 4.5 tonnes, and has 39 cubic meters of cargo space. The aircraft’s 1.27-meter x 1.52-meter cargo door, and low door sill height of 1.02Read More

Airport cargo handle jumps 3.3%

Airport cargo handle jumps 3.3%

April 19, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Total airport cargo handled — loaded and unloaded freight and mail — worldwide in 2016 was up 3.3 percent over 2015 to about 106 million tonnes, according to preliminary data from the Airports Council International. International freight handled was up 4.3 percent to about 66 million tonnes, accounting for aRead More

Turkish Cargo doubles freighter capacity into Oslo on strong seafood exports

Turkish Cargo doubles freighter capacity into Oslo on strong seafood exports

April 19, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

Thanks to a strong start to the year for seafood exports, Turkish Airlines doubled its freighter capacity into Oslo Airport this month. Turkish Airlines’ cargo division launched flights to Oslo Airport on March 10, before upping capacity. The route will be serviced by an A330-200F.  Martin Langaas, director of cargoRead More

100212-N-4047W-021 ABOARD USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20), At Anchor (Feb. 12, 2010) Bottles of acyclovir and sterile water sit at the intravenous fluid mixing station in the pharmacy aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).  The anti-virals are given to Haitian patients aboard the hospital ship to help them with various conditions.  Comfort is in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response, providing medical care to some of the 300,000 people injured in a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that decimated the city Jan. 12.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shannon Warner/Released)

Pharma.Aero platform doubles size with eight new members

April 19, 2017 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

Pharma.Aero, a group formed last year advocating pharmaceutical shipping standards among air cargo communities, has just doubled in size, adding eight more companies to its roster. The new members include pharmaceutical shippers Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, Merck Sharp & Dohme, as well as air cargo stakeholders DHL Temperature Management Solutions,Read More

Siemens to set up global logistics HQ in Dubai

Siemens to set up global logistics HQ in Dubai

April 18, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Both Siemens and Dubai have visions of a new, intertwined future in the next few years. The German conglomerate said it will set up its global logistics headquarters, including its portfolio for airports, cargo infrastructure and ports, in Dubai, following the city’s Expo 2020 event. For Siemens, the move willRead More