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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

Air Algerie spins out cargo unit

Air Algerie spins out cargo unit

November 17, 2016 at 10:23 pm 0 comments

Air Algerie Cargo commenced operations as a standalone unit of Air Algerie on Nov. 15, with a flight between Algiers (ALG), and Lyon Saint-Exupéry (LYS) in France. Although the carrier has some interesting fleet options, Air Algerie is purportedly using its Lockheed Hercules. In May of this year, Air AlgerieRead More

Svilen Rangelov of Dronamics on new air cargo potential [VIDEO]

Svilen Rangelov of Dronamics on new air cargo potential [VIDEO]

October 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

A panel at the inaugural ELEVATE conference, held in Miami this week talked about innovation in air cargo and drones were raised as one factor that could cut costs and improve coverage. We caught up with Svilen Rangelov of Bulgaria-based Dronamics to hear his thoughts on drones and to talk aboutRead More

ABC continues cargo growth with strong May performance

ABC continues cargo growth with strong May performance

June 20, 2016 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

AirBridge Cargo extended its strong performance in 2016, reporting a 31 percent tonnage increase, year-over-year, in May. The Moscow-based all-cargo airline increased- its freight tonnes kilometer totals for the month by 21 percent, y-o-y, and 24 percent for the first five months of 2016, compared to the same previous period.Read More

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Etihad takes delivery of new 777F

March 1, 2016 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

  Etihad Cargo has made good on its plans for expansion by taking delivery of a new 777F, the 11th freighter in its fleet. The aircraft will enter service today. At last year’s Dubai Air Show, the carrier announced that it would take delivery of two additional freighters this year.Read More

Brussels’ January pax traffic expands at expense of cargo

Brussels’ January pax traffic expands at expense of cargo

February 25, 2016 at 6:31 pm 0 comments

Brussels Airlines reported strong results from January, with passenger traffic rising by 8.5 percent, compared to the same month last year, along with a load factor that improved by 7.8 percentage points, year-over-year. The bump in traffic, however, did not translate to belly cargo, as the Belgian carrier saw aRead More

Liberalization of African skies may finally arrive in 2017

Liberalization of African skies may finally arrive in 2017

February 18, 2016 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

It’s been a long time coming, but it appears that liberalization may finally be coming to the skies over Africa, but perhaps not until next year. This was the assessment by an aviation lobbying group called the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), which told the Chinese Xinhua news service that significantRead More

Building Bloc: Africa’s new free-trade hope

Building Bloc: Africa’s new free-trade hope

February 1, 2016 at 6:55 pm 0 comments

Last December, amid two days of fanfare, a new long-haul 787 passenger route was launched from Durban, South Africa. The four-times-per-week service was hailed by local provincial officials as a triumph for the region and would begin “opening up new markets for our goods around the world,” as well asRead More