ACE Belgium Freighters secures AOC, to begin operating from LGG base

Cargo startup ACE Belgium Freighters received its air operator’s certificate (AOC) on April 18 and will begin cargo operations from its base at Liège Airport (LGG) to Tel Aviv (TLV) and soon, to New York City (JFK) and Atlanta (ATL).  Eshel Heffetz, ACE’s CEO, said the carrier is currently seeking approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for operations […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 22, 2019

CAL Cargo Airlines carries Israeli lunar spacecraft to Florida for launch

It may not be a giant leap, but it’s still a pretty big first step for Israeli aerospace cargo. Last Friday, Jerusalem-based CAL Cargo Airlines successfully carried “SpaceIL” – the first-ever lunar spacecraft created in the Middle Eastern country – to Florida’s Cape Canaveral for a planned unmanned mission to the Moon. Nicknamed Beresheet, which means […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 21, 2019

CAL Cargo begins operations in Halifax

Who wants fresh lobster? Nova Scotia is known for its bounty of the savory crustaceans, and there will be plenty of it shipped overseas throughout the holiday season. Now Israel-based CAL Cargo Airlines will carry some of the bounty when it begins operations at Halifax Stanfield International Airport this month. “Not only does this new […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 16, 2015

Charter Wars: Will the Force be with charters this peak season?

“May the Force be with you…” If you’re a charter broker, a forwarder or a carrier and you haven’t yet felt “the Force,” well, then you’ve probably already missed a piece of the merchandising shipping contracts for the new “Star Wars” movie. The latest revival of the brand, “The Force Awakens,” opens in movie theaters […]
  • Roger Turney
  • November 3, 2015

CAL Group first to be all-around CEIV-Pharma certified

Tel-Aviv-based CAL Group recently became the first logistics group to earn IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) certification for its airline, ground handling and road-feeder operations. The CEIV-Pharma certification applies to the group’s hub at Liege Airport, including facilities, equipment, operations and staff. CAL’s road-feeder services are through a partnership with […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 7, 2015

CAL Cargo targets Atlanta for pharma

Citing interest in Atlanta’s pharmaceuticals business, Israeli-based CAL Cargo Airlines will begin round-trip service from Atlanta to Liège, its home base, beginning Sept. 25. The route will have two weekly rotations from Atlanta to Liège and back to Atlanta. Eyal Zagagi, CEO of the CAL Group, said CAL’s fleet of nose-loading 747-400s – along with […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 8, 2015

CAL to transport aircraft engines

CAL Cargo Airlines has launched “CAL Engines,” a service specifically designed for the transportation of aircraft engines. Under the new service, the carrier will transport every size and type of aircraft engine around the world, using 747-400s. CAL is also qualified to deal with dangerous goods, so the carrier will be able to transport non-purged […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 29, 2015

Liége looking to have and hold

When UPS put in its forlorn bid for TNT Express, it pointedly failed to make any contact with Liège airport, home hub of its would-be quarry. Understandably, the good citizens of the Belgian gateway were more than miffed at what was perceived as an apparent slight at being ignored and distanced from the discussions between […]
  • Roger Turney
  • June 2, 2015

CAL Group joins CEIV Pharma program in Liège

Israel-based CAL Group has joined IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceutical Logistics program (CEIV Pharma) via its logistics hub at Liège Airport in Belgium. The certification program, which evaluates best practices for cool-chain handling and provides training for all stakeholders involved in the handling of pharmaceutical transport, will begin this month for […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 8, 2015

Where the runway meets the road

In July 2014, U.S.-based Amerijet International launched what seemed to be a pretty good idea. The all-cargo carrier set up air hubs in Reno and Columbus with the idea that a road feeder service could serve the relatively short distances to and from four cities in the western United States out of Reno, and five […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 9, 2015

Hactl, Emirates, Schenker team up to deliver horses

For the prestigious Longines Hong Kong Masters, transporting 62 horses from Liege to Hong Kong required teamwork. This is the third year Hactl (Hong Kong Air Terminals Limited) has handled the event’s jumping stars. Throughout the process, Hactl worked closely with forwarder DB Schenker. The horses started their journey at Liege Airport in Belgium, where […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 17, 2015

Bankrupt Cyprus Airways gets lift from CAL

Cyprus Airways made its last flight after declaring bankruptcy Jan. 9. This week, CAL Cargo Airlines has stepped in to replace the cargo division of the Cypriot carrier, beginning twice-weekly flights from Liège, Belgium, to Larnaca, Cyprus, and Tel-Aviv-Yafo, Israel, using 747 freighters. The 68-year-old, state-owned Cyprus Airways was declared no longer “economically viable” by finance […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 23, 2015