United Cargo announced the acceptance of the Envirotainer RKN e1 temperature control container. The FAA approved the RKN e1 in July 2014, and United Cargo is the first U.S. airline to announce this container will be available for use by its customers. United Cargo is working with Envirotainer to complete the requirements necessary to accept the RKN e1 from customers shipping temperature-sensitive shipments via its TempControl service as soon as possible.
Air China has taken delivery of China’s first B747-8, a member of the latest generation B747 family. It will join Air China’s fleet later this month.
Abu Dhabi Airports announced that cargo activity in August 2014 increased to 66,215 tonnes, a 9.9 percent increase when compared to August 2013.
Emirates has launched a fourth daily nonstop service to Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran.