In Safe Hands: A behind-the-scenes look at cargo security audits

Elad Gadot doesn’t smoke, but he stood drinking coffee from a paper cup outside the security corridor – the last place for warehouse workers to grab a smoke before heading back inside. All around him, old ladies were doing booming business hawking cigarettes and drinks to the workers at Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 9, 2018

75th Anniversary: Back to the age of flying cars – sort of

Generations of futurists have promised us the concept of the “flying car” for decades, all to no avail. But in 1954, when the car was king, we came pretty close, at the dawn of the Jet Age. It’s only natural that the air cargo industry would merge aviation with the ultimate symbol of American independence. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 6, 2018

Airlink positioning for ‘new heights’ with Smith named CEO

The Board of Trustees for the humanitarian aid group Airlink said this week that they are marking the “next chapter” of their organization by naming Steven J. Smith (left) as their new president and CEO and adding Jon Sharp (below), president and CEO of Engine Lease Finance (ELF), to its 15-member Board of Trustees. According to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 5, 2018

FedEx rolls out ‘Purple Runway’ training program in face of pilot shortage

Yesterday, a new development was made in the ongoing pilot shortage saga, as FedEx announced a new training program, named Purple Runway, which will recruit pilots in training from universities and aviation colleges. The move was made to ensure the carrier’s continued leading status in a market in which qualified pilots are increasingly scarce. You […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 3, 2018

In Safe Hands: Some quick safety audit definitions

ACC3 – stands for “Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union from a Third Country Airport.” This designation is required in order for these carriers to fly cargo into or through the European Union. ACC3 ensures that companies are complying with terror-related security procedures. There’s a lot of overlap between cargo theft and […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 2, 2018

Top 10 things overheard in Dallas at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium

IATA’s World Cargo Symposium 2018 is now history, but between the 13 separate, concurrent tracks and all the networking that was done by more than 1,100 delegates in Dallas a couple weeks ago, chances are there were several words of wisdom you may have missed, even if you had attended every day. As a refresher […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 28, 2018

Grounded aircraft gets new engine in two days in Okinawa AOG shipment

Freight forwarders AGX and Knot Global Japan teamed up in handling an aircraft on the ground (AOG) logistics shipment that sent a passenger plane back into the air within two days of an engine malfunction. On Feb. 27, a commercial passenger aircraft carrying 379 passengers made an emergency landing at Naha Airport (OKA) in Okinawa […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 23, 2018

WCS 2018: An inside look at Southwest Cargo

DALLAS — As a last stop in Dallas following this week’s World Cargo Symposium, the Air Cargo World team received a tour of locally-based Southwest Airlines’ cargo operations at Dallas Love Field (DAL). The carrier is scheduled to launch its new Southwest Cargo Suite (SCS) on March 25, which will allow it to begin international cargo service between […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 16, 2018

Boeing shows off its own heavy-lift Mars rocket [VIDEO]

Last month, when Elon Musk launched the Falcon Heavy rocket, carrying his own Tesla roadster, it was a great moment for not just space exploration, but also for private enterprise and the advancement of the cargo industry. The spotlight was all on Musk and his amazing vision — but the spotlight is not his forever. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 2, 2018

Air Charter Service’s cargo charters soar in 2017

The increased demand for airfreight services in 2017 appears to have translated into bolstered demand for cargo charters. U.K.-based charter broker, Air Charter Service (ACS), reported revenues of U.S. $677million for its fiscal year 2017 that ended on Jan. 31, a 39 percent year-over-year increase over 2016.  Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 22, 2018

New DHL Express hub in Brussels to quadruple regional capacity

DHL Express opened its 36,500-square-meter Brussels hub today, quadrupling the integrator’s capacity for the region. The €140 million facility features automated sorting technology that allows later pick-up times, greater flexibility and higher reliability for Belgian shippers. Capable of handling 42,000 shipments per hour, the Brussels hub is one of the largest facilities in DHL Express’ […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 22, 2018

Delivery of Qatar’s first A350-1000 boosts belly capacity on global cargo network

At a ceremony at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France, Qatar Airlines showcased the delivery of the first A350-1000 widebody aircraft. As the official launch customer of the A350-1000, Qatar ordered a total of 42 planes that the carrier will eventually integrate into its growing fleet over the next few years. Although the Qatar […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 21, 2018

B&H obtains VSE’s business for aviation-part storage in Singapore

British aerospace logistics firm B&H Worldwide obtained a two-year contract today with VSE Aviation, an aviation-parts supply firm, and subsidiary of supply chain management company VSE Corp. VSE said that the deal will help the company break into the growing Asian market by taking advantage of B&H’s warehousing and storage services at Changi Airport (SIN) […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 19, 2018

Turkish Cargo starts weekly perishables service between Istanbul, Liège

One of Europe’s most cargo-friendly airports is now seeing traffic coming from one of the continent’s fastest-growing cargo operations. Starting today, Turkish Cargo will begin weekly service, using an A330-200 freighter, between Istanbul and Liège, thanks in large part to Europe’s growing appetite for perishables. According to Liège Airport (LGG), the carrier, a subsidiary of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 13, 2018
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