Qatar Airways has become the newest operator of the Airbus A330-200F (pictured above) following the delivery of the first of three Trent 700 powered aircraft. These aircraft will be used on Qatar Airways' international freight network and will replace its A300-600Fs.
Delegates at the World Cargo Symposium in Doha this week paid affectionate tribute to Ram Menen, a key figure at Emirates SkyCargo since the day the carrier flew its first airplane. Menen announced recently that he will step down in June.
Almost half those attending IATA¡¯s World Cargo Symposium in Doha had been in the airfreight industry for more than 20 years, prompting lengthy debate about where the next generation of employees is going to come from.
Boeing is consolidating its flight training facilities in the Americas, including 787 flight and maintenance training, at the Flight Services training campus in Miami, according to the Shipping Gazette.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging airlines and air cargo supply chain people to work together to make air cargo more competitive and to address the challenges of safety, security and sustainability.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved Boeing's certification plan for the redesign of the faulty 787 Dreamliner battery system, which caused a recent fire and incendiary short circuit incident aboard aircraft, according to the Shipping Gazette.
Cargolux has taken delivery in Luxembourg of its 25th Boeing 747 Freighter, registered LX-VCA and named "City of Vianden", from the US planemaker's plant in Everett, Washington.
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Group posted an 83.3 per cent decline in 2012 profit attributable to shareholders to HK$916 million (US$118 million) as revenue increased one per cent to HK$99.3 billion, according to the Shipping Gazette.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport (Pactl) experienced a total drop of four percent in cargo volume during 2012, according to a spokesman for the hub.
The Cathay Pacific Group, which saw its net profit plunge 83.3 per cent, year-on-year, to HK$916 million in 2012, also recorded strong declines in its core cargo segment. Freight revenues lagged 5.5 per cent, year-on-year, in 2012, due to weak demand in major markets, particularly the Asia-to-Europe trade lane.
A new industry record was set when 2,400 freight forwarder delegates attended the 2013 World Cargo Alliance Family Annual Conference Week, held in Bangkok from March 4 to 10.
Cargo traffic for LATAM Airlines Group increased 0.6 percent in February and capacity increased 3 percent compared to February 2012, the company reported.
Airbus doesn't wish Boeing any ill will, the chairman of Airbus Americas says.
One of Volga-Dnepr Airlines' giant AN-124-100 freighters was needed to transport a fuselage section for the new Irkut MS-21 Russian passenger aircraft.
Lufthansa Systems today announced that Aeroflot Russian International Airlines has opted to use the NetLine/Hub IT solution.
AirBridgeCargo, the largest Russian cargo airline and part of the Volga-Dnepr Group of Companies, and CHEP Aerospace Solutions have agreed to extend their Unit Load Device (ULD) outsourcing and management agreement until mid-2018.
SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, has strengthened its Cool Chain Premium Service with the appointment of an additional cool chain solutions provider.
Boeing has received approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the company's plan to test and certify improvements to the 787's battery system.
Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been awarded a ground handling licence at Manchester Airport and won Turkish Airlines as its launch customer.
Emirates operated a one-off service of its flagship A380 to the island of Mauritius. The first commercial flight of an A380 to the country was scheduled in celebration of the island¡¯s 45th anniversary of independence.