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WCS 2017: Astral Aerial wins IATA Innovation Award for ‘UTM Concept for Africa’

WCS 2017: Astral Aerial wins IATA Innovation Award for ‘UTM Concept for Africa’

March 17, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

ABU DHABI — As IATA wrapped up its 11th World Cargo Symposium here yesterday, it announced that conference participants chose Astral Aerial Solutions as the winner of its 2017 Air Cargo Innovation award, amongst five finalists that had been narrowed down by a panel of judges. Astral Aerial won forRead More

WCS 2017: Get ready for air cargo disruption on the Horizon

WCS 2017: Get ready for air cargo disruption on the Horizon

March 13, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

ABU DHABI, UAE — For most of the last 50 years, the symbol of a successful “future” has been the long-promised, never-realized flying car. While most of us have long ago given up dreams of seeing these hybrids take to the air in real life, that is exactly the catalystRead More

LUG takes over Etihad’s Frankfurt, Munich cargo handling

LUG takes over Etihad’s Frankfurt, Munich cargo handling

February 10, 2017 at 6:35 pm 0 comments

Ground handler LUG aircargo will take over freight handling operations for Etihad at Munich this month, and will assume the carrier’s Frankfurt Airport operations in March. Etihad entered into a code-share agreement with Lufthansa between the same airports late last year, creating the potential for Lufthansa freight to move betweenRead More

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Etihad’s Hogan to step down as losses mount in minority investments

January 24, 2017 at 6:56 pm 0 comments

After 10 years at the helm of Etihad, president and CEO James Hogan will step down during the second half of 2017. Hogan has overseen the growth of Etihad from a 22-plane regional carrier into a 120-aircraft global airline, with seven airline equity partnerships that serve more than 120 millionRead More

Is Lufthansa’s tie-up with Etihad a sign of détente?

Is Lufthansa’s tie-up with Etihad a sign of détente?

December 16, 2016 at 6:36 pm 0 comments

Etihad Airways and Lufthansa finalized a codeshare agreement, set to start in January 2017, and subject to government approval. The agreement signals a strategic cooperation between two former, and often bitter rivals along a vital passenger and cargo route. Etihad attributed its record-breaking cargo volumes in October to “volumes fromRead More

Chapman Freeborn, Volga-Dnepr celebrate Solar Impulse 2’s dénouement

Chapman Freeborn, Volga-Dnepr celebrate Solar Impulse 2’s dénouement

August 25, 2016 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

The Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) may have been the first solar-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the globe after touching down in Abu Dhabi on July 26, but it wasn’t exactly alone. To earn this achievement, Si2 had to make multiple stops along the way, and charter carriers Chapman Freeborn and Volga-DneprRead More

Etihad Airways Cargo tonnage up 4 percent in 2015

Etihad Airways Cargo tonnage up 4 percent in 2015

April 28, 2016 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

Abu-Dhabi-based Etihad Airways reported its largest net profit ever in 2015, a figure that jumped 41 percent, year-over-year, to US$103 million. Low oil prices and strong demand for cargo, passenger and other ancillary services helped elevate the carrier’s profitability last year. Cargo tonnage, in particular, grew by 4 percent toRead More

Too tough to handle?

Too tough to handle?

March 2, 2016 at 6:56 pm 0 comments

A pallet of unprotected cargo on an airport tarmac with an outside temperature of 21°C can quickly reach tempera­tures above 55° C. At that point, an egg can fry in about 20 minutes. Now just image if that pallet contained tempera­ture-sensitive pharmaceutical goods, or some other high-value perishable. Costs incurredRead More