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 […]

Middle Eastern carriers launch new routes, eye expansion

Turkish Cargo has increased its presence in Hungary with the introduction of a new freight route to Budapest Airport. Signaling expansion in the Middle East, this announcement comes on the heels of Qatar Airways’ launch of four weekly flights to Medina, Saudi Arabia.
  • Staff Reports
  • July 18, 2011

Southwest looks to improve shipment tracking

According to Wally Deveraux, director of sales and marketing for Southwest Airlines Cargo, one of the key issues with today’s supply chain is shipment visibility. To address the issue, Southwest officials are busy upgrading their tracking processes.
  • Staff Reports
  • July 15, 2011

American Airlines, Cathay extend codeshare agreement

Oneworld alliance partners Cathay Pacific and American Airlines announced that their codeshare agreement will include Cathay’s new daily route between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport, commencing September 1. The agreement will also extend to Cathy’s existing route between Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City, flown daily.
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  • July 14, 2011

Frankfurt Airport reveals mid-year numbers

The Fraport Group, which operates Germany’s Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and holds majority stake in Peru’s Jorge Chávez International Airport, Turkey’s Antalya Airport and Bulgaria’s Bourgas International Airport, has announced its traffic figures for June. But of these four airports, the Fraport Group is focusing most on the mid-year growth of FRA.
  • Staff Reports
  • July 14, 2011

ATA expresses solidarity with TSA screening initiative

Testifying before the Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, Air Transport Association of America (ATA) President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio pledged his association’s commitment to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA’s) targeted security programs.
  • Staff Reports
  • July 14, 2011

Cathay Pacific launches freight route to Bengaluru

Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it will begin freight service to the southeast Indian city of Bengaluru, or Bangalore. Beginning August 1, Cathay Pacific will fly the route twice a week, every Monday and Thursday on Boeing 747-400F aircraft.
  • Staff Reports
  • July 14, 2011

ICAO and WCO sign MoU for airfreight security

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has signed a MoU with the World Customs Organization (WCO) for the promotion of tighter airfreight security. In addition to protecting cargo from terrorist attacks and illegal tampering, ICAO and WCO also hope to expedite the transportation process.
  • Staff Reports
  • July 14, 2011

AirBridgeCargo, Fraport Cargo Services extend contract

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has renewed its long-standing partnership with Fraport Cargo Services (FCS), an independent freight handler at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport. Flying out of Frankfurt since 2005, ABC has employed FCS’ cargo-handling services since 2008.
  • Staff Reports
  • July 11, 2011

Airbus studies fuel cell technology for independent taxiing

In conjunction with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Airbus is researching the efficacy of fuel cell technology for self-directed taxiing. The manufacturer believes the technology is so promising, in fact, that it utilized a fuel cell system to provide backup power for a civil transport aircraft in 2008.
  • Staff Reports
  • July 8, 2011

Air New Zealand beats another price-fixing rap

In a letter to Air New Zealand, The Department of Justice (DOJ) said it has stopped its five-year investigation into the carrier’s role in the price fixing scandal.
  • Staff Reports
  • July 8, 2011
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