NCA slapped with ‘Business Improvement Order’ as limited flights continue

A month after the Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) halted all flight operations due to problems with its aircraft maintenance records, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLITT) issued a “Business Improvement Order” for violating safety procedures under the Civil Aeronautics Law of Japan. When the violations first came to light in mid-June, NCA […]

FAA to temporarily regain authorities with bill passage

Congress has passed a bill extending the Federal Aviation Administration’s authorities through September 16, which President Barack Obama is expected to sign later today. Putting an end to the 13-day FAA shutdown, bill advocates call this extension a victory for the U.S. economy and furloughed aviation employees alike.
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  • August 5, 2011

Fly Leasing acquires new aircraft amid challenges

Commercial aircraft lessor Fly Leasing Ltd. reported a net income of $4.1 million for the second quarter of 2011, a whopping $9.1 million less than last year. This news comes on the heels of the company’s agreement to acquire 49 new aircraft from Global Aviation Asset Management, increasing its fleet by 80 percent.
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  • August 4, 2011

Boeing completes 747-8F flight testing

Boeing has announced the culmination of its 747-8 freighter certification flight test program. With the first of these aircraft scheduled for delivery in September — pending certification from the Federal Aviation Administration — Boeing officials said this achievement is integral to the worldwide deployment of the freighters.
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  • August 4, 2011

Cargo carriers assist in Horn of Africa crisis

The United Nations Children’s Fund has urged cargo carriers to offer up their services to ship humanitarian supplies from UNICEF’s warehouses in Belgium, France and Italy to the Horn of Africa. The region, which has been ravaged by a famine, requires approximately 5,000 tonnes of food and supplementary aid, according to a UNICEF spokesperson.
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  • August 3, 2011

Cargo drop continues at Hactl

Officials at Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited continued to see a downward spiral in cargo throughput last month, noting that July numbers represented a 7.7-percent, year-over-year decrease in tonnage. Cargo activity since January sits at 1.56 million tonnes, a 5.1-percent decrease when compared to the first seven months of 2010.
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  • August 3, 2011

ACMI is bright spot in Atlas Air’s Q2 report

The second quarter of 2011 signaled good news for Atlas Air’s ACMI operations, with revenues increasing 27 percent from the second quarter of 2010. Executives at the cargo airline attribute much of this growth to higher block-hour volumes — customers outpaced contractual minimums by 4.6 percent during the quarter.
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  • August 3, 2011

DHL sees growth in Asia-Pacific, Europe

The second quarter of 2011 was particularly strong for Deutsche Post DHL, with the logistics company posting group revenues of €12.8 billion. But it’s DHL’s doubling of EBIT and growth in Europe and the Asia-Pacific that really has DHL spokespeople talking.
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  • August 2, 2011

Market diversification gives IAG Cargo a boost

Geographic diversification is the name of the game for IAG Cargo, the newly created company borne from the merger of British Airways (BA) and Iberia. With commercial revenue up 16.3 percent from the first half of 2010, IAG Cargo has leveraged the key strengths of both airlines to improve overall operations.
  • Staff Reports
  • August 1, 2011

New players to emerge in Berlin’s cargo market?

It is unlikely that Frankfurt will ever be eclipsed as Europe’s dominant air cargo citadel. For this reason, the airport’s preeminence in Germany is even more profound — more than 80 percent of the local market’s air waybills are cut in Frankfurt.
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  • August 1, 2011

Regulating an industry: TSA’s push for total cargo screening

They discovered it on a Friday. While screening cargo on a U.S.-bound freighter departing from Yemen, investigators found a bomb encased in a toner cartridge. Although U.K officials intercepted the device before it could detonate, the would-be act of violence caused a global uproar.
  • Staff Reports
  • August 1, 2011

Keeping cool in a fast-paced market

When a UK-based dessert manufacturer decided to branch out a bit and start selling delicacies in the Australian market, Adam McKenna at Direct Food Express, a freight forwarder based at Manchester Airport, was there. His logistically challenging task: Keep 19 temperature-sensitive pallets cold during a roughly 10,000-mile journey, arranging all the governmentally required health certificates […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 1, 2011
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