ABC transports its 500th aircraft engine in 2018 [VIDEO]

In only the eighth month of the year, Russia-based AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has transported its 500th aircraft engine in 2018. The milestone, which has been reached earlier in the year than ever before at ABC, represents a 50 percent, year-over-year, increase in the carrier’s jet-engine transport traffic. Vasily Zhukov, global director of heavy and outsized […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 21, 2018

NCA outlines improvement plan for resuming operations

On 17 August, Nippon Cargo Airlines submitted an improvement plan to Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT) that centers around “revising the flight scale to match the size of the staff” and according to a statement released by the carrier’s parent NYK Group, will include consolidating the fleet and maintenance operations to […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 20, 2018

July cargo traffic reports give hope for second half of 2018

Last month, when the tariff disputes were headline news and talk of “trade wars” dominated discussions about international logistics, there was a wave of nervousness that swept through the air cargo world about a dip in carrier performance for the month of June. Today, the concern is still present, but the numbers released about July’s air cargo […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 17, 2018

Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa to begin cargo space agreement Sept. 1

This week, Brussels Airlines and its parent carrier, Lufthansa announced a start date for a cargo sharing agreement announced earlier this year that will allow Lufthansa to market bellyhold capacity on the Belgian subsidiary carrier, while offering Brussels Airlines access to Lufthansa’s portfolio of international destinations. For Lufthansa, the deal is a shortcut to capitalizing […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 16, 2018

Hawaiian Airlines commenced scheduled turboprop freighter flights

This week, Hawaiian Airlines’ subsidiary Ohana commenced its long-anticipated scheduled inter-island freighter services with the launch of flights between Honolulu Airport (HNL), Līhu‘e (LIH) and Hilo (ITO),  operated by Idaho-based Empire Airlines. The two freighter-converted ATR 72-200 aircraft underwent conversion to freighter configuration by Switzerland-based IPR Conversions at Empire Airlines’ MRO facility in Idaho, and can […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 16, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo launches pet transportation program

Today, Emirates SkyCargo has launched a dedicated pet transportation arm to its cargo services called “Emirates Pets,” building on its existing animal transportation operation, which the carrier said saw the safe transport of 11,000 pets over the last two years. The carrier is employing the services of a leading Dubai-based pet relocation service provider, called […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 16, 2018

Emirates flies record volumes of vaccine to Brazil amid health crisis

Early yesterday morning, an Emirates SkyCargo 777F arrived at Belo Horizonte Airport (BHZ) in Brazil with more than 25 tonnes – or 1.8 million doses – of vaccines flown in from Milan. The occasion marks both the largest shipment of vaccines the carrier has ever moved in a single flight and the largest reception of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 15, 2018

Air Charter Service increases cargo flights in first half of 2018

United Kingdom-based charter broker Air Charter Service (ACS) has released its 2018 interim results, which show a 21 percent increase in scheduled cargo flights compared to the first six months of 2017. Also, revenue over the same period increased by 23 percent to US$312 million. “Compare this to IATA’s half year figures, which show that […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 15, 2018

Ethiopian Airlines shows cargo volume growth in Q2

Ethiopian Airlines has released its results for the period ended on June 30, which shows an 18 percent increase in cargo volume to 400,339 tonnes and a 26 percent increase in net profit to about US$ 245.6 million compared to the same period last year. The airline has added eight new destinations to its network […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 15, 2018

UPS, Teamsters agree on tentative contract for mechanics

The Teamsters Local Union No. 2727 has come to a tentative contract agreement with UPS that will make 1,300 UPS aircraft mechanics the “highest paid aviation mechanics” in the United States, a statement from the Teamsters said. Upon ratification, employees will receive an immediate 16 percent pay increase as well as retroactive pay for all […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 14, 2018

IAG Cargo carries vaccine to Venezuela in wake of diphtheria outbreak

As the economic chaos in Venezuela slowly morphs into a humanitarian crisis, the air cargo industry is stepping in to help bring aid to a new healthcare threat in the troubled South American country. U.K.-based IAG Cargo, in partnership with Indian biopharmaceutical company, Biological E. Limited, said it has shipped more than 5 tonnes of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 13, 2018

75th Anniversary Snapshot: Redefining fast – the evolution of express

For most of the early decades of Air Transportation magazine, the venerable periodical that eventually became Air Cargo World, the articles were about ever-larger, ever-faster aircraft that were capable of hauling enormous loads across the planet. While speed was always a selling point, much of the industry was trying to prove that it could compete […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 13, 2018

Southern Air pilots’ union ratifies agreement

The agreement between Atlas Air Worldwide and the union representing the pilots that fly for its subsidiary – Southern Air, the all-cargo carrier for DHL – has been ratified after a long push that dates back to 2012 from pilots to increase pay rates to the same wage scales as their counterparts at parent company […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 13, 2018

Air Canada Cargo first to obtain CEIV-Live Animal cert

Yesterday, Air Canada Cargo became the first to obtain IATA’s CEIV-Live Animal certification – the newest denomination within IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) portfolio of cargo-handling frameworks, a project that the airline “played a key role in helping to pilot.” IATA’s CEIV certifications provide standardization for the movement of sensitive cargo – […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 10, 2018
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