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 […]

Back to school: Training the next generation of air cargo workers

Last summer, 16 students from the University of Huddersfield in the UK received diplomas in air transport and logistics management. During their time at the university, a few of the students had nabbed scarce internships with companies in the air-cargo arena — Air Charter Services, British Airways World Cargo, Hellman Worldwide Logistics — which prepared […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 1, 2011

UPS ships cub from Alaska to Louisville

UPS crewmembers got a taste of northern exposure in late June when they moved a 60-pound polar bear cub from the Alaska Zoo to the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky. Utilizing a Boeing 747-400 converted freighter, the UPS team worked with various animal experts to overcome the logistical challenges of transporting the fragile cub, named Qannik.
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  • August 1, 2011

New challenges arise at screening anniversary

The Congressional mandate for 100-percent screening of air cargo created a good deal of uncertainty for both those in and outside the airfreight industry.
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  • August 1, 2011

No spike in demand predicted for 2011

Spring brought airlines serving the Asian market harbingers of good business, as forwarders made tentative moves to line up charter capacity, chiefly for the peak season.
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  • August 1, 2011

Industry needs to trim the fat

Physicists and cosmologists estimate that there are a mind-boggling 100 billion galaxies in the universe with an infinite number of planets and stars and with similar statistically improbable chances of finding the right conditions to sustain life — not too hot and not too cold, but just right (otherwise known as the “Goldilocks Zone”).
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  • August 1, 2011

U.S. officials wary of EU ETS

The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) could set the U.S. aviation industry back billions of dollars if certain actions aren’t taken, officials at the Air Transport Association of America say. Testifying before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, ATA Vice President of Environmental Affairs Nancy Young shared this concern and more.
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  • July 29, 2011

Schiphol experiences cargo increase

Cargo is slowly growing at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, as officials have recorded a 5.2-percent, year-over-year increase in cargo tonnage handled at the airport during the first half of the year.
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  • July 29, 2011

Air France-KLM to limit long-haul growth

Due to high fuel prices and what they call an uncertain operating environment throughout the world, officials at Air France-KLM have decided to scale back long-haul capacity growth for the next half of the year. The organization’s fuel costs for the second quarter stood at €1.67 billion, a 16.1-percent, year-over-year increase.
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  • July 28, 2011

June IATA data shows slight cargo drop

June airfreight volumes couldn’t keep up with last year’s growth, according to data from the International Air Transport Association. Falling 3 percent year-over-year from June 2010, cargo volumes haven’t improved since last summer.
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  • July 28, 2011

Qatar Airways launches daily route to Kolkata

Qatar Airways has commenced daily service to Kolkata, the commercial capital of East India. This brings the total number of new routes launched by the Doha-based carrier to 10.
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  • July 28, 2011

Boeing’s financial results fueled by new orders

Second-quarter revenue was up considerably for Boeing, rising from $15.5 billion to $16.5 billion, year over year. The aircraft manufacturer also reported a year-over-year, net-income growth of 20 percent in the quarter ending in June, spearheaded by its strong operational performance and new aircraft contracts.
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  • July 27, 2011
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