CAE 10-year pilot demand outlook anticipates 255,000 new pilot vacancies

CAE has published its 10-year pilot demand outlook, and the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare training company is warning that the airline industry will need to produce 70 new type-rated pilots per day to meet global demand, a rate that many doubt will be possible given the current cost and time barriers to […]

Turkish Cargo adds second Nigeria service to Kano

In what appears to be an almost monthly occurrence, Turkish Cargo, one of the world’s fastest-growing freight operations, is expanding yet again – this time in West Africa. Starting July 4, the carrier is launching weekly cargo flights to Kano, Nigeria, also touching down in Dakar, Senegal. The added Dakar flight will double the number […]

Second ‘cohort’ of startups offer demos at RocketSpace, Kaleido accelerator

The 10 startup companies taking part in the second Logistics Tech Accelerator Program, hosted by Kaleido Logistics and the RocketSpace co-working firm, took part in the project’s Demonstration Day yesterday, showcasing the work they have done building their logistics-related business over the last several months. Also known as “Cohort II,” the companies include Equivvy, IAM […]

AA Cargo opens Heathrow cool-chain facility

American Airlines Cargo has announced the opening of a new Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) facility at its London Heathrow (LHR) cargo center, adding another outpost to its healthcare and pharmaceutical network. The London facility now provides seamless European connectivity to the carrier’s U.S.-based pharma network, including AA Cargo’s 25,000-square-foot pharmaceutical facility in Philadelphia. The 1,700-square […]

Asian airfreight shows no signs of slowing in May

A solid 12.2 percent increase in volumes and a 4.7 percentage-point increase in freight load factors (FLF) for the month of May, year-over-year, are helping to overturn predictions that Asia’s airfreight markets were headed for a “seasonal cooling,” according to the latest numbers from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). Even more impressive is […]

Turkish adds freighter capacity into Brazil, France

Bolstering its reputation as one of the fastest-growing airfreight operations in the world, Turkish Cargo launched scheduled freighter flights to Paris yesterday, and will launch a scheduled cargo route to São Paulo on June 25. Calling São Paolo, “one of the largest industrial and trade centers in South America,” Turkish plans to connect rising Brazil […]

GECAS doubles its stake in the 737-800 freighter conversions

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) demonstrated its confidence in the 737-800 freighter today by announcing plans to convert 30 more if its passenger Boeing 737-800s into freighters. The order, announced during the Paris Air Show, more than doubles GECAS’ current investment into the freighter type, which includes the 25 aircraft GECAS already has on order […]

DHL Supply Chain to take over MRO logistics for Etihad Airways Engineering

Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firm Etihad Airways Engineering said it plans to outsource all its logistics functions to DHL Supply Chain, the Abu Dhabi-based engineering arm of Etihad Airways announced yesterday.  In a letter of intent signed by the two companies, DHL Supply Chain will assume management of the MRO’s stores, local transport […]

UPS, Boeing confirm three passenger-to-freighter 767-300 conversion deal

At the 2017 Paris Air Show yesterday, UPS and Boeing officially announced a passenger-to-freighter conversion deal involving three 767-300 aircraft. The agreement underscored the demand for P-to-F conversions, with FedEx and the U.S. Airforce having booked out production freighter slots well into the future.  In its annual forecast, Boeing said worldwide demand for maindeck lift […]

Ameriflight, UPS Airlines launch joint training program for pilots

In response to a looming pilot shortage in the airfreight industry, Ameriflight and UPS Airlines have launched the UPS/Ameriflight Gateway Program to get pilots the hours and skills required to operate UPS Airline’s larger aircraft. Two trainees are already in the program, and Ameriflight plans to add two more in July. Further ahead, Ameriflight hopes […]

WFS scores three-year Stockholm ground handling deal with Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways chose Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) for a three-year contract to provide cargo handling in Stockholm, where the airline flies 13 times per week from its hub in Doha. Under the deal, WFS will handle some 12,000 tonnes of cargo per year for Qatar Airways at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. WFS already provides cargo-handling services […]

DHL Express tags on more orders for EFW A330-300 conversions

DHL Express expanded its A330-300 conversion deal with ST Aerospace today, contracting an additional four A330-300 conversion slots, with options for an additional 10 conversions. The conversions will be undertaken by ST Aerospace’s subsidiary, Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), which is jointly owned with Airbus Group. The first two A330-300 conversion freighters are scheduled to enter DHL’s […]