GECAS acquires 747-8 on lease to AirBridgeCargo

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) added a 747-8 freighter to its fleet through an acquisition from Boeing’s aircraft leasing unit, Boeing Capital Corp. The aircraft was on lease to Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo as the fifth 747-8F of 20 aircraft that ABC’s parent, Volga-Dnepr Group, agreed to take delivery of, according to the terms of a 2015 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 12, 2017

Five months and counting: Is LATAM Cargo out of the woods?

LATAM Cargo has extended its winning streak to five months, posting a 2.3 percent increase in revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs), year-over-year, to 285 million in the month of September. But with the year-to-date average still down 1.3 percent overall, LATAM Cargo’s ledgers still carry the weight of years of regional downturn. September also saw LATAM […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 11, 2017

Growing global economy expected to be a boon for ULD market

When the air cargo industry is booming, as it is now, the good times can be felt in many areas of the supply chain – the airfreight container business is no different, according to a recent report’s conclusion the unit load device (ULD) business should grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 10, 2017

Hactl seals deal for Aviastar-TU freight handling

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) received a contract from the Russian Post’s affiliate airline, Aviastar-TU, to handle its new freighter services from Tolmachevo in eastern Russia to Hong Kong. The scheduled freighter service on the Russia-Hong Kong route is expected to increase from one to four times weekly by the end of 2017, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 10, 2017

Cargo loader sparks blaze at HKIA [VIDEO]

During loading of American Airlines flight 192 from Hong Kong to Los Angeles today, an external piece of loading equipment next to the aircraft caught fire, which spread to a pallet that contained non-hazardous goods. One ground worker sustained non-life threatening injuries, but no passengers or crew members were onboard the 777-300ER. In videos taken […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 9, 2017

At the Crossroads: Turkey’s key role in 21st century logistics

“The future is in the skies,” Turkey’s founding father Kemal Ataturk told the country’s newly formed parliament. Months later, in 1925 against the backdrop of a sweeping modernization campaign, the country’s first aviation oversight body, the Turkish Aeronautical Association was founded, followed shortly thereafter by a national carrier, of sorts. Aviation was so central to […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 4, 2017

CFS: Precision Conversions names Vallair as A321 conversion launch customer

MIAMI — 321 Precision Conversions named Vallair Solutions as the launch customer for its Airbus A321-200 passenger-to-freighter conversion program here at this year’s Cargo Facts Symposium (CFS). With more than 1,400 A321 aircraft produced to date, the conversion program has what Precision is calling an “unprecedented feedstock for future conversion candidates.” The announcement — which […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 3, 2017

CFS: Dwindling 767 conversion feedstock could mean Airbus conversions for Atlas Air

MIAMI — With the feedstock for 767 freighter conversions dwindling, Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW) CEO and president Bill Flynn said the carrier is looking to Airbus’ A330-300 to pick up the slack. “At some point we simply run out of 767 candidates for conversion,” Flynn told the audience here at this year’s Cargo Facts Symposium. […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 3, 2017

Air Cargo World Celebrates its 75th birthday

That a magazine has maintained unbroken publication for three-quarters of a century is, in itself, a remarkable achievement. But for a business publication to last that long, covering an industry that basically did not exist when it was conceived, is more than just remarkable; it makes the Air Cargo World journey truly unique in the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 2, 2017

Air Cargo World celebrates 75th Anniversary, new look for website

Air Cargo World is proud to announce its 75th  year as the leading source for air logistics news. Not only does this milestone mark a major achievement for the publication itself, but also for the history of business journalism. Since being founded as Air Transportation in 1942, the world’s first air cargo magazine has maintained an […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 2, 2017

AA Cargo jumps into action to mitigate post-hurricane humanitarian disaster

The first American Airlines Cargo relief flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico, touched down yesterday at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), carrying volunteers and more than 10,000 pounds relief supplies. “We have many more planned for today through the weekend as part of our Operation #PuertoRicoStrong,” wrote AA Cargo’s president, Rick Elieson. In a […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 29, 2017

Mercedes Benz, drone-maker Matternet tackle last-mile delivery demo

The live demonstration this week of an e-commerce delivery by a drone reinforced the potential of drones to streamline last-mile deliveries – the final frontier of e-commerce logistics. At the livestreaming of the delivery, the consortium behind the project, announced a three-week trial of a same-day drone delivery service. Using QR codes, the test drone […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 29, 2017

FedEx locked in bureaucratic battle to operate daily flights to Havana

FedEx is defending its application to operate daily cargo flights between Miami (MIA) and Cuba’s Jose Marti Airport (HAV). The Tennessee-based integrator filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on Tuesday, Sept. 26, countering arguments by carriers like JetBlue, which claimed that “FedEx has not adequately demonstrated how its service proposal would generate superior […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 28, 2017

Air Partner caps strong half-year earnings with SafeSkys acquisition

A strong aircraft brokerage market pushed Air Partner’s gross profits for the first six months of 2017 up to £18.1 million, a year-over-year increase of 12.2 percent. Freight-driven operating profits were up 88.6 percent to £0.6 million during the same period. Air Partner’s chief executive, Mark Briffa enthused about the company’s “encouraging first half performance,” […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 28, 2017
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