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Ethiopian Airlines Cargo facility to be operational in April 2017

January 3, 2017 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

As the new year turned, Ethiopian Airlines took a moment to congratulate itself on its 2016 performance in a press release that had an interesting update on its ambitious new cargo terminal, which is now 82 percent complete, and expected to be operational in April 2017. Upon completion, the AddisRead More

ATSG Subsidiary AMES buys PEMCO World Air Services

ATSG Subsidiary AMES buys PEMCO World Air Services

January 3, 2017 at 6:44 pm 0 comments

The Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) continued its strategy of diversification with the acquisition, through its Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc. (AMES) subsidiary, of PEMCO World Air Services, Inc. (PEMCO), a Tampa-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company. ATSG plans to concentrate its heavy maintenance and modifications in multipleRead More

Requiem for 2016: The top ten stories of the year from ACW

Requiem for 2016: The top ten stories of the year from ACW

December 30, 2016 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Everyone loves a good list. Science says so. We concur. Lists absolve us of the mental strain of retaining a glut of interconnected facts, which we must then assemble in a haze of holiday hangovers. Doing so is especially challenging when it involves super-exciting subjects like quarterly reports, mergers, logisticsRead More

Amazon files patent for ‘Laputa-like’ floating warehouse design

Amazon files patent for ‘Laputa-like’ floating warehouse design

December 29, 2016 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

While some predictions of the future of air cargo may seem like “pie in the sky,” Amazon is considering making that phrase a reality. In its latest bid to reinvent the industry, Amazon has filed a patent for “an airborne fulfillment center (AFC) and the use of unmanned aerial vehiclesRead More

Carriers may abandon Brussels under new 2017 noise restrictions

Carriers may abandon Brussels under new 2017 noise restrictions

December 29, 2016 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

A decision by the local government to tighten noise restrictions at the Brussels Airport could cost the airport up to 25 percent of its cargo business, according to a quote attributed to the airport’s CEO, Arnaud Feist, by Belgian business daily L’Echo. The crisis was set in motion in MayRead More

Kalitta Air pilots score ‘major victory’ with newly ratified contract

Kalitta Air pilots score ‘major victory’ with newly ratified contract

December 23, 2016 at 6:15 pm 0 comments

Kalitta Air pilots ratified a new contract with the cargo airline on Tuesday, following more than six years of sometimes contentious contract negotiations. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Airline Division and Local 1224, which represent the pilots, called the deal, “a major victory for pilots and their families, thatRead More

Qatar adds four Americas destinations with twice-weekly 777F flights

Qatar adds four Americas destinations with twice-weekly 777F flights

December 22, 2016 at 6:47 pm 0 comments

Qatar Airways will commence twice-weekly freighter services to and from the South American destinations of São Paulo, Buenos Aires and Quito, effective Feb. 2, 2017. Qatar Cargo will also expand its freighter network in the U.S. with the addition of Miami, which the carrier will visit on its return flightRead More

Aerosucre 727-200F crashes shortly after takeoff in Colombia [VIDEO]

Aerosucre 727-200F crashes shortly after takeoff in Colombia [VIDEO]

December 21, 2016 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

A 727-200 freighter operated by Aerosucre has crashed shortly after takeoff from the Puerto Carreno airport near the Colombia-Venezuela border. The 41-year-old freighter, registered as HK-4544, failed to rotate as it barely cleared the runway, knocking out part of a perimeter fence and struggled to become airborne. The aircraft stayedRead More