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 […]

Delta Q2 cargo revenue up 25 percent

Despite an onslaught of economic challenges, including sky-high fuel prices, Delta Air Lines posted considerable growth in the first half of 2011. In addition to a 13-percent surge in passenger revenue, the U.S. carrier also revealed cargo numbers worthy of the record book, with airfreight revenue increasing by $53 million.
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  • July 27, 2011

UPS announces Q2 growth, new route

The second quarter of 2011 was extremely promising for UPS, with the logistics provider reporting a total revenue of $13.2 billion. In addition to an 8.1 percent year-over-year hike in revenue, the Atlanta-based company also posted a 31-percent increase in domestic operating profit.
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  • July 26, 2011

Kerry Logistics buys two forwaders

In an effort to expand its reach in the UK, Kerry Logistics has purchased Manchester, England-based Bergen Freight Forwarding Limited and Yorkshire, England-based Regency Forwarding Limited. Terms of the deal were not announced.
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  • July 26, 2011

Airbus announces acquisitions, A330 orders

Airbus has inked deals to acquire Metron Aviation, a U.S.-based provider of global air traffic management (ATM) solutions, and Satair, a Danish distributor of aircraft parts and services. These acquisitions come on the heels of Airbus’ announcement that International Airlines Group (IAG) has purchased eight A330-300s for Iberia’s fleet.
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  • July 26, 2011

Partial FAA shutdown freezes U.S. aviation projects

Despite strong objections by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Congress failed to extend the agency’s authorities on July 22. Because H.R. 2553, which would have extended taxes on fuel, airline tickets and airfreight until September 17, wasn’t passed, nearly 4,000 airline workers were furloughed and dozens of aviation projects were immobilized.
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  • July 25, 2011

DB Schenker realigns its US domestic transportation system

DB Schenker has stopped operating its own dedicated airfreight fleet in the U.S., opting instead for a non-fixed asset model. The company will being phasing out its dedicated air fleet, which is expected to last a few weeks. This doesn’t mean the company will stop serving North America, just that it won’t be using its […]
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  • July 22, 2011

K + N announces acquisition, cargo growth

The first half of 2011 has been promising for Kuehne + Nagel, with airfreight tonnage increasing by 18 percent. The global logistics firm contributes this growth, which occurred despite a second-quarter slump in the global airfreight market, with its recent foray into the perishable logistics sector.
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  • July 22, 2011

FAA urges Congress to extend its authorities

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Randy Babbitt and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood have called upon Congress to extend the deadline for the FAA’s current reauthorization bill, which expires on July 22. Failing to do so could delay numerous airport construction projects and put thousands of people out of jobs, the aviation officials assert.
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  • July 21, 2011

LANCO opens cargo storage facility at Bogata airport

LAN Cargo’s Colombian affiliate Linea Aerea Carguera de Colombia S.A. (LANCO) has opened a 65,121-square-foot storage facility at El Dorado Airport in Bogota. Increasing the company’s capacity by 125 percent, the facility features advanced technologies for both cold and dry storage.
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  • July 20, 2011

American Airlines announces historic Airbus, Boeing order

American Airlines will buy 460 narrow-body aircraft — 200 from its long-time supplier Boeing and 260 from competitor Airbus — as part of its giant fleet overhaul. The order is somewhat of a shift for American, which hasn’t ordered planes from Airbus in a few decades.
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  • July 20, 2011

Delta’s billion-dollar expansion project at JKF underway

Delta Air Lines said it is on schedule for the $1.2 billion construction of Terminal 4 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Scheduled to open in 2013, the expanded terminal will feature nine new international gates in Concourse B.
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  • July 19, 2011

Etihad targets China in expansion plan

UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways has announced plans for significant expansion in China. With new routes to Chengdu and Shanghai in the works, Etihad hopes to address the numerous trade and travel opportunities in this region.
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  • July 19, 2011

Saudi Cargo makes African push

Saudi Cargo has launched another frequency to Johannesburg, pushing its existing thrice-weekly services up to daily offerings.
  • Staff Reports
  • July 18, 2011
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