Aircraft

Qantas Freight partners with Sai Cheng on China-U.S. airmail lift

Qantas Freight partners with Sai Cheng on China-U.S. airmail lift

May 17, 2017 at 5:15 pm 0 comments

Americans waiting for mail from China may soon get it delivered by way of Australian logistics. This globe-spanning arrangement is part of a one-year deal worked out between Qantas Freight and the Australia Post-China Post joint venture, Sai Cheng Logistics International (Sai Cheng), to fly airmail out of China toRead More

National Airlines to launch round-the-world freighter service

National Airlines to launch round-the-world freighter service

May 16, 2017 at 5:02 pm 0 comments

National Airlines and Navitrans USA announced plans to launch a weekly scheduled round-the-world freighter service utilizing a B747-400F, on June 1, 2017. The new route is a marathon of global freight hubs, touching down in O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Liège Airport (LGG), Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD), Hong Kong InternationalRead More

Cloudscape

Silk Way West Airlines goes for CHAMP load planning software

May 12, 2017 at 4:40 pm 0 comments

Baku-based Silk Way West Airlines has opted to use Weight & Balance load-planning software, developed by Luxembourg-based cargo IT solutions provider, CHAMP Cargosystems. Load planners at Silk Way West will soon use the program to optimize the speed and accuracy of building balanced loads for its fleet of 747Fs. TheRead More

Airlander 10 returns to the skies!

Airlander 10 returns to the skies!

May 12, 2017 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles resumed test flights of its Airlander 10 hybrid airship this week, after a nine-month hiatus. The program suffered a setback last year after the test aircraft took a nosedive while attempting to land. Although nobody was hurt during the crash, and much of the ship remainedRead More

Antonov seeks wider global presence with ties to Western suppliers

Antonov seeks wider global presence with ties to Western suppliers

May 10, 2017 at 5:36 pm 1 comment

MUNICH — Antonov Airlines could be the “Cindy Crawford” of the freight forwarding business. Much like your uncle proudly displays a poster of the 1990s supermodel across the mantle of his man-cave, forwarders around the world decorate their offices with pictures of their cargo aboard the maindecks of An-124s; ifRead More

Cargolux, Emirates SkyCargo ink novel airfreight deal

Cargolux, Emirates SkyCargo ink novel airfreight deal

May 9, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

MUNICH – Cargolux has entered into the first dedicated freighter and combo-carrier agreement of its kind, setting the stage for block and interline agreements that will allow the two carriers to use each other’s capacity for routes and capabilities beyond their own fleets. The landmark deal, announced here during theRead More

Flower Power: Can standards bring order to the chaotic flower market?

Flower Power: Can standards bring order to the chaotic flower market?

May 8, 2017 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

In mid-April Conrad Archer, managing director of Panalpina Airflo, Kenya, was bracing himself for a sharp spike in traffic volume. The run-up to this year’s Valentine’s Day had produced a surge of more than 30 percent above normal in flower volume, and projections for Mother’s Day pointed to a similarRead More

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UPS contract cargo aircraft crash in West Virginia kills two

May 5, 2017 at 5:37 pm 1 comment

A twin-engine turboprop Short 330 cargo plane, operated by Wisconsin-based Air Cargo Carriers, crashed on landing when its left wing struck the runway at Yeager Airport (CRW) Friday morning, killing the pilot and co-pilot, the only two people on the aircraft. The plane, under contract for UPS, then skidded offRead More