Finnair Cargo unveils ‘Cargo Eye’ monitoring tool

Finnair Cargo has introduced its new monitoring tool for airfreight, called “Cargo Eye,” which as an internet of things (IoT) product that offers real-time tracking and monitoring services. The Finnish airline unveiled the product as part of its larger cargo management platform at yesterday’s Slush start-up conference in Helsinki. Cargo Eye integrates multiple data sources, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 1, 2017

Pilots’ union promises to appeal district court’s ruling in favor of Atlas Air

The union representing pilots that fly for Atlas Air Worldwide has promised to appeal yesterday’s preliminary injunction against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Airline Division; and Local Union No. 1224. “We disagree with the judge’s decision and plan to appeal it swiftly,” said Daniel Wells, president of Teamsters Local 1224. […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 1, 2017

3 Execs to Watch: Zhao Fengsheng says it’s a good time to be big

As 2017 ends, memories of a weak air cargo market – the norm in 2015 and much of 2016 – continue to fade into the past. With an upbeat market demanding the speed of airfreight, more cargo than ever is making its way onto airplanes, and the Chinese market is no exception; in fact, it’s […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 30, 2017

CHAMP Cargosystems, JAL ‘extend and formalize’ cooperative relationship

Air cargo IT supplier CHAMP Cargosystems and Japan Airlines (JAL) have agreed to work together on improving the carrier’s IT capabilities, to optimize processes that will enable “seamless and efficient engagement” with the carrier’s clients and industry partners. The agreement builds on more than three years of cooperation, starting in 2014, when JAL upgraded its […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 30, 2017

Volga-Dnepr plans new Leipzig-based carrier using heavy-lift An-124s

With a fleet of some of he most unique heavy-lift aircraft in the world, the Volga-Dnepr Group has long voiced its wish to create a new airline in Europe. On Wednesday, at the Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refueling Conference in Madrid, the Moscow-based carrier announced that it may soon launch a new carrier out of Leipzig, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 30, 2017

Cargolux partnerships grow with Nippon Cargo agreement

Luxembourg-based Cargolux has entered a code-share and space swap agreement with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), granting Cargolux access to NCA flights from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) to Tokyo’s Narita Airport (NRT), while NCA gains access to Cargolux flights from Luxembourg Airport (LUX) to NRT. Under the agreement, next year Cargolux will begin operating a weekly service […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 29, 2017

Asia-Europe cargo and pharma prompt a ‘bright outlook’ at AirBridgeCargo

With the 10-month results coming in, 2017 is looking increasingly like a bumper year, with AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) announcing that its 10-month volumes were up 15 percent, year-over-year, to 575,000 tonnes. ABC noted that all major markets saw growth, and the Moscow-based all-cargo carrier said that it expects similar results “through the end of the […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 29, 2017

Jet Airways Cargo, Air France-KLM expand cooperation

Air France-KLM and Jet Airways Cargo are expanding their current partnership with the signing of a new memorandum of understanding (MoU), under which the carriers will aim to link their routes between India and Europe and integrate their commercial and cargo operations on the routes. Air France-KLM and Indian airline Jet Airways have had a […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 29, 2017

FedEx’s new Cessna deal creates launch point for pilot training program

FedEx Express entered a purchase agreement with Textron Aviation for 50 of its new Cessna SkyCourier 408 turboprop planes for its fleet of feeder aircraft, and has an option to purchase up to another 50 of the aircraft. Earlier this month, FedEx also announced it had signed an agreement to be the launch customer for […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 28, 2017

Asia’s airfreight markets keep racking up the gains

Asia’s airfreight market continued to burnish its reputation as the global breadwinner last month, with preliminary traffic figures for October showing a 5.8 percent rise, year-over-year, once again showing healthy growth in international air cargo markets. The air cargo increase for airlines from the Asia-Pacific region, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTK), came about, in […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 28, 2017

WFS nabs four French air-cargo handling deals, renews a fifth

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is expanding its cargo handling operations via four new contracts with passenger and freighter airlines in France, and renewed an existing international contract. Four of the contracts cover handling at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), and at WFS’s 11 other cargo stations in France. WFS also renewed its cargo handling […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 27, 2017

AirBridgeCargo to deploy Sky Fresh freight management software

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and Sky Fresh signed a service-level agreement last week to launch the new Sky Fresh platform that digitalizes cargo acceptance checklists and allows the Moscow-based carrier to manage cargo via a smartphone or tablet. In addition to digitalization, the Sky Fresh online web platform centralizes data from acceptance checklists, giving ABC the […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 27, 2017

Dubai-based cargo handlers complete blockchain technology test with IBM

Dubai-based ground handler dnata, and a consortium of supply chain firms, has successfully completed a proof-of-concept test for a logistics platform that tracks supply chain transactions using hyper-secure blockchain technology. According to stakeholders in the project, the new system can eliminate redundant data and improve visibility and transparency. In a joint partnership, dnata, Emirates Innovation […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 24, 2017

Going once, going twice… Sold! Two 747-400s auctioned online via Taobao

We all know e-commerce is the wave of the future, but we didn’t think we’d see US$24 million aircraft transactions on a site usually used to purchase clothes or smartphones online. But on Alibaba’s subsidiary Taobao.com website, often described as the “eBay of China,” two 747-400ERFs were finally purchased via the online portal for a […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 23, 2017
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