AMTES granted maintenance contract on An-124s

AMTES, a subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr Technics subgroup, was issued a part 145 certificate by the Interstate Aviation Committee, which extends its maintenance and repair (MRO) capabilities for the An-124 freighters. The certificate allows AMTES to complete service on An-124s. As a result, AMTES now holds all of the necessary certificates for An-124 maintenance in its […]

Frankfurt Air Cargo Community launches new website

Do you ever wonder what the “Air Cargo Community at Frankfurt Airport” is all about? The German air hub has made it easier to find out with the launch of its redesigned website, On the site, the companies, institutions and organizations that are members of the community provide details about themselves. The new website […]

Frankfurt cargo handle dips in first half

In spite of a strong first quarter, Frankfurt Airport’s airfreight and air mail throughput for the first half of the year, declined by 1.8 percent, year-over-year, to about 1.04 million tonnes. In June, cargo throughput dropped by 2.5 percent, y-o-y, to 173,984 metric tonnes. Lufthansa Cargo, the airport’s largest cargo carrier, carried 811,000 tonnes of […]

WFS to buy majority stake in Fraport Cargo

When Platinum Equity purchased Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) last month, its intention was to grow and expand in the European market and elsewhere in the world. Now, WFS has signed an agreement to acquire 51 percent of Fraport Cargo Services (FCS), the cargo handling service at Frankfurt Airport for the past 40 years. The transaction, […]

Fraport Cargo keeps Adria under contract

Adria Airways, Slovenia’s national airline, extended its cargo-handling contract with Fraport Cargo Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of airport management company Fraport AG. The cargo service will continue to be responsible for all of Adria’s freight-handling operations at Frankfurt Airport. The partnership between Ljubljana-based Adria Airways and FCS started in 1990. Thanks to strong growth […]

Lufthansa delays new cargo center in Frankfurt

Saying the carrier needed to prioritize capital investment in other directions, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said that a new cargo handling center, which was to be constructed at Frankfurt Airport, will be delayed for at least two years. Addressing a general meeting of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Spohr said investment in 2015 will be €2.9 billion, […]

LUG aircargo introduces ramp service at Frankfurt

LUG aircargo handling company is implementing a new ramp service and time slot management system at its terminal in Cargo City South at Frankfurt International Airport, effective May 11. LUG’s software automates the allocation of loading bays for the delivery and collection of shipments, as well as for road-feeder services. The new system is free […]

Fraport weathers first quarter

Hurricane Niklas raging through northern Europe on March 31 and the four-day Lufthansa pilot strike were blamed for reducing airfreight throughput at most of the Fraport Group’s airports, according to traffic figures from the airport management company. Strike-related flight cancellations affected cargo because of reductions in belly capacity in the intercontinental traffic frequencies, Fraport said. […]

Frankfurt Airport improves facilities for forwarders, truckers

Fraport made significant improvements at Frankfurt Airport’s CargoCity South, with input from the German Freight Forwarders and Logistics Association. Forwarders and staff now have 70 new truck parking spaces and amenities for truck drivers including showers and other sanitary facilities. The project was finished in mid-March after a year of construction. The new parking area […]

New freighter service to Frankfurt

A twice-weekly 767 freighter service between Navoi International Airport and Frankfurt, courtesy of Uzbekistan Airways, is now operating on Wednesdays and Fridays. The carrier is offering freighter connections onward to Mumbai, Delhi, Dubai, Shanghai and Tianjin via Navoi in Uzbekistan. Opened in 1962 in the Soviet era, Navoi Airport was taken over byUzbekistan Airways when […]

Cargo Security: A Delicate Balance

Last fall, Air New Zealand flight NZ057 was at the terminal on Fiji’s Nadi International Airport, preparing for a three-hour flight home to Auckland. For this leg of the flight, the cargo handler, Air Terminal Services (ATS), owned by the Fiji government, was tasked with loading 13 ULDs full of 27 tons of cargo into […]

News Briefs: Evans to step down, IATA 2015 forecast, and more

Oliver Evans, Chief Cargo Office of Swiss WorldCargo, and recipient of Air Cargo World’s inaugural “Air Cargo Executive of the Year” award, announced that he will be stepping down from his position in September 2015, after service for 13 years at SWISS. Evans (pictured at right), also current Chairman of The International Air Cargo Association, […]

Lufthansa Cargo expects little disruption from latest strike

Pilots from the German union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) have begun yet another strike at Lufthansa Cargo, scheduled for today and tomorrow, to protest expected changes in the carrier’s retirement benefits plan. However, Lufthansa Cargo said that the latest action – the sixth so far in 2014 – will create little to no disruptions in cargo […]
  • October 8, 2014

New cargo association founded at Frankfurt

Cargo companies at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) founded an association to promote FRA as a global air cargo hub.  Air Cargo Community Frankfurt will represent the interests of air cargo companies and function as the single voice of this industry. The association has 15 member companies from the freight forwarding and logistics industry. Members want to […]
  • June 13, 2014
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