Aircraft

China-UK railroad corridor spells trouble for airfreight

China-UK railroad corridor spells trouble for airfreight

January 18, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

The first container train from China reached the U.K. today, arriving at the London Eurohub in Barking. Completed in 18 days, the rail transit connection threatens to disrupt China-Europe supply chains, with airfreight appearing especially vulnerable. The 10,000- to 12,000-kilometer transit takes 12 to 18 days, depending on the routeRead More

MyCargo 747-400 freighter crashes in Kyrgyzstan, killing 37

MyCargo 747-400 freighter crashes in Kyrgyzstan, killing 37

January 16, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

A 747-400 freighter aircraft, flown by Turkish carrier MyCargo Airlines on behalf of Turkish Airlines, crashed early this morning just short of the runway at Manas International Airport (FRU) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, killing all four crew members aboard and 33 people on the ground. Flight TK-6491 was in the middleRead More

AirBridgeCargo becomes largest all-cargo carrier at Schiphol

AirBridgeCargo becomes largest all-cargo carrier at Schiphol

January 13, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ 1,000-plus 747 freighter flights into Amsterdam Schiphol and Frankfurt airports made the all-cargo carrier Schiphol’s largest all-cargo customer, and second only to KLM in terms of total cargo volumes for the year. It is also the second biggest cargo carrier in Frankfurt. The announcement mirrors Schiphol’s own newsRead More

Black is back: Volga-Dnepr flies 70 tonnes of O&G gear to Korea

Black is back: Volga-Dnepr flies 70 tonnes of O&G gear to Korea

January 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm 0 comments

Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ resurgent oil-and-gas (O&G) cargo volumes are the latest indication that rising prices at the pump are translating into renewed investment in the sticky black stuff. A 68.8-tonne payload, including a pump and vaporizer skids that were flown to Seoul, South Korea, was a newsworthy illustration of how infrastructure-intensiveRead More

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Additional AA Cargo widebody targets Puerto Rican pharma

January 11, 2017 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

Starting April 4, 2017, American Airlines will add a daily A330-200 widebody flight to its extant twice daily narrow-body scheduled service between San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín Airport (SJU) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). PHL is home to American Airlines Cargo’s dedicated, 25,000-square-foot pharmaceutical facility, making Philly an important nodeRead More

Yangtze River Express latest carrier on Halifax lobster trail

Yangtze River Express latest carrier on Halifax lobster trail

January 6, 2017 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

Canadian crustaceans beware. The new year celebration is not yet over, thanks in part to Yangtze River Express Airlines, the latest cargo carrier to add services to Halifax Airport to take advantage of the booming lobster export season, the airport announced. The first Yangtze River Express 747-400F will depart HalifaxRead More

Alibaba-Maersk tie up opens new frontier in e-commerce wars

Alibaba-Maersk tie up opens new frontier in e-commerce wars

January 5, 2017 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

Amazon’s got its Prime Air, but Alibaba just raised the stakes with the announcement of a partnership with Maersk Line that enables customers to reserve space on its ocean vessels online. In addition to cutting out freight forwarding middlemen and opening pathways to global markets, the move is being seenRead More

AEI delivers first CRJ200SF conversion to Gulf & Caribbean Cargo

AEI delivers first CRJ200SF conversion to Gulf & Caribbean Cargo

January 5, 2017 at 6:20 pm 0 comments

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced late December that it had delivered the first CRJ200 Special Freighter (CRJ200SF) aircraft to Gulf & Caribbean Cargo. Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI), converted the passenger jet to a freighter configuration, allowing for up to 6.7 tonnes of payload on the main deck and eight 61.5” XRead More