Anti-drone powers are urgently needed at airports, task force says

(Bloomberg) — A task force looking into ways to prevent small drones from disrupting commercial airports is urging federal officials to issue promised regulations, saying that there isn’t proper funding and legal authority to tackle the problem. “We have to really push this and get it done quickly,” said Kevin Burke, president of the Airports Council […]

MRB launches agreement to attract large cargo companies, eyes Amazon

Today, the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport (MRB) announced that it is working with two Florida-based firms, 6-A Aviation, Inc. and XL Holdings, Inc., to attract new air cargo companies to the area. While the airport has housed military air cargo operations for over 50 years, it now hopes to attract large commercial air cargo […]

Nova Scotia invests in ‘Air Cargo Logistics Park’ at Halifax Stanfield

The new facility is intended to reduce an air cargo bottleneck currently at the airport by improving its access to the regional highway system, to Burnside Business Park in Halifax, and to cargo facilities throughout the Atlantic region. The project will also include development and construction of new cargo handling facilities at the airport. The […]

Maastricht Aachen Airport seeks more pharma after attaining CEIV cert

Since achieving Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) certification at the beginning of this month, Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST), located in the Netherlands’ southern Limburg province, is now actively seeking more pharmaceutical traffic at its facility. Managing Director of Maastricht Airport Jos Roeven said, “Pharma forms an important segment in air […]

Mexico to halt construction of massive new airport

Following a controversial, four-day referendum, Mexican voters hastily elected to abandon a US $13.3 billion project that is currently underway to build a replacement airport for Mexico City International. Instead of moving ahead with the new airport, voters favored an alternative option to supplement existing capacity at Mexico City International (MEX) by expanding commercial operations […]

eAWB 360 campaign to hit North America

In an effort to increase the penetration rate of electronic air waybills (e-AWB) to 56 percent globally by year’s end, IATA launched an aggressive airport-centric publicity campaign, called eAWB360), which began in Europe and is set to hit North America on May 3. As part of the campaign, IATA works with selected airports to implement […]

WCS 2016: 17 airlines, airports recognized at ACE Awards gala

BERLIN, March 15, 2016 — Air Cargo World presented 17 Air Cargo Excellence Awards at a gala dinner held Monday night. The awards are based on the Air Cargo Excellence Survey, which was established in 2005 by Air Cargo World. Awards are presented annually to the airlines and airports achieving the highest scores in the […]

Time running out to join ACW’s Airfreight Directory

Each December, we at Air Cargo World present our annual Worldwide Airfreight Directory. To ensure that your business is included in this comprehensive reference tool that is used by our readers all year long, be sure to add your listing before the cut-off date of Monday, Nov. 9. Whether you’re a first-time entrant or are […]

Iran’s plans: Seven airports, 500 new planes

With international economic sanctions expected to be removed in 2016 as part of the nuclear deal with the West, the government of Iran is making plans to beef up its international aviation sector with seven new airports and up to 500 more passenger aircraft over the next decade, according to an announcement by Iran’s Roads […]

In Control: Future plans for the world’s top cargo airports

It’s no secret that air cargo growth has disappeared in the second half of 2015. A manufacturing slump in China, a spiraling debt crisis in Europe, falling fuel surcharges, and continued economic turmoil in South America have all contributed to yields shrinking in most regions around the world – even those areas where growth continues, […]