I saw a film today, oh boy: A day in the life of Finnish pharma [VIDEO]

We all know what cargo looks like being processed in an airfreight facility, but have you stopped and thought what it must be like for the cargo itself? Now this burning philosophical question has been answered, thanks to Finnair. The Finland-based carrier’s 360-degree video showing its internal airport operations is the psychedelic air cargo eye-candy you […]

Air France-KLM buys Boeing, Airbus

In its first joint long-haul order, Air France-KLM will purchase 25 Airbus A350s, with an option for 35 additional planes, and 25 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, with an option to buy 25 more.
  • Staff Reports
  • September 16, 2011

UPS expands Cologne/Bonn Airport hub

UPS is expanding its air hub at Germany’s Cologne/Bonn Airport, deploying new technologies and increasing the size of its current facilities. The $200 million project, which will enable UPS to process larger shipments, is slated for completion by the end of 2013.
  • Staff Reports
  • September 15, 2011

FRA experiences August cargo slump

The Fraport Group, which operates Germany’s Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and holds majority stake in Peru’s Jorge Chávez International Airport, Turkey’s Antalya Airport and Bulgaria’s Bourgas International Airport, has announced its traffic figures for August. But of these four airports, it’s FRA’s cargo slump that has really caught the attention of industry insiders.
  • Staff Reports
  • September 15, 2011

Successful iFlex flight advances route selection

A Delta flight between Johannesburg and Atlanta marked the successful culmination of the International Air Transport Association’s first iFlex trial. iFlex, which seeks to improve the route-selection process on long-haul flights, could boost airline operations tremendously, industry insiders state.
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  • September 14, 2011

Sources skeptical of Ruslan retool

Last month, Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group announced it will modernize one of its AN-124-100 “Ruslan” freighters to an AN-124-111VD. Ukrainian manufacturer Antonov Company will perform the renovation and is planning to use the modernized AN-124 as the prototype for the eventual launch of its AN-124-300 freighter product line.
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  • September 14, 2011

747-8F to fly at same distances as predecessor

The International Civil Aviation Organization has ruled that Boeing’s new 250-foot-long 747-8 freighter will be able to fly at the same distances as the 747-400. It wasn’t a decision ICAO made lightly; the ruling came after numerous wake vortex experts pored over flight test and simulation data.
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  • September 14, 2011

TIACA strongly opposes EU ETS

Officials from The International Air Cargo Association have spoken out about the European Union’s contentious Emissions Trading Scheme, imploring the EU to drop the legislation in favor of a carbon emissions agreement with the International Civil Aviation Organization.
  • Staff Reports
  • September 13, 2011

First phase of Abu Dhabi airport perishable center finished

Officials at Abu Dhabi International Airport have completed the 6,000-square-meter first phase of a new perishable cargo terminal. Features of the completed terminal will include dedicated storage for food, a separate room for palletized goods, a Customs area and a room dedicated to food inspection.
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  • September 13, 2011

New cool-chain offering exceeds forecast, AA Cargo says

On September 1, American Airlines Cargo rolled out a new ambient temperature controlled cold-chain service targeted at pharmaceutical companies. This extension of AA Cargo’s temperature-controlled service, dubbed ExpediteTC Passive, will be used in conjunction with the firm’s ExpediteTC Active program. The new offering allows companies to package goods in their own material instead of using […]
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  • September 13, 2011

Atlanta airport’s cargo operations spike

Airfreight operations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport have grown tremendously in the past year, with the number of weekly cargo flights surging 40 percent since 2010. Atlanta airport’s Al Snedeker sat down with Air Cargo World to discuss the factors contributing to this growth and how Hartsfield-Jackson plans to evolve in the future.
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  • September 9, 2011

CAM buys B767-300 for conversion

Cargo Aircraft Management Inc., a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, will buy a B767-300ER for freighter conversion from Qantas. CAM will take delivery of the craft during the fourth quarter, and the conversion is expected to begin by the middle of next year.
  • Staff Reports
  • September 9, 2011

BAX’s exit from North America a boost for Atlas

BAX Global’s end-of-the-year exit from North America will increase Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ business with DHL, according to a BB&T Capital Markets company update written by Kevin Sterling. The two companies recently agreed to a deal in which Atlas will operate five B767 freighters for DHL, with the first being delivered during the first quarter […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 9, 2011