Articles by: Charles Kauffman

Antonov's An-178 takes its first flight.

China provides boost to An-178 program with fifty-unit order

June 27, 2017 at 10:40 am 0 comments

During this year’s Paris Airshow, executives from a trio of Ukrainian firms – aircraft designer Antonov, state-owned engine design bureau Ivchenko Progress, and engine manufacturer Motor Sich, met with a “Chinese customer” and signed an agreement for fifty An-178s. The first twelve An-178s will be delivered fully-assembled, with subsequent unitsRead More

IAI Bedek reveals new Chinese partner for 737NG conversions

IAI Bedek reveals new Chinese partner for 737NG conversions

June 22, 2017 at 10:43 am 0 comments

Just as IAI’s Bedek Aviation Group nears completion of the Supplemental Type Certification process for its first 737-700BDSF conversion, a new partner has emerged. During the 2017 Paris Air Show, China-based MRO, Tianjin Aircraft Engineering Co. (TAEC), a subsidiary of the Haite Group, revealed itself as Bedek’s “development partner” forRead More

Chengdu launches air cargo development scheme

Chengdu launches air cargo development scheme

June 20, 2017 at 10:53 am 0 comments

With air freight demand expected to soar across west and central China, cargo carriers and forwarders have a choice when it comes to selecting sites to develop their regional hubs. Although geography and infrastructure are among the top considerations, government subsidies and preferential policies are two factors which absolutely must beRead More

The technology of airfreight

The technology of airfreight

June 16, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Most of us have come across a colleague or friend bemoaning the air freight industry’s inability to “innovate” or “modernize”. If you have not, try bringing up electronic air waybill penetration during your next cocktail party – after more than a decade of pushing carriers to go paperless, adoption isRead More

Modern Logistics commences operations

Modern Logistics commences operations

June 15, 2017 at 10:55 am 0 comments

After a few years in a prolonged “start-up” state, Brazilian all-cargo carrier, Modern Logistics launched operations earlier this week, with its first revenue flight between Campinas Viracopos (VCP) and Recife (REC) with its sole 737-400F. Back in early 2015, it appeared the carrier was poised for immediate rapid growth, butRead More

Atlas Air will operate a 747-400F on an ACMI basis for Yangtze River Airlines in the  HNA Modern Logistics network.

Cargo Facts Symposium to feature fireside chat with Atlas CEO, William Flynn

June 13, 2017 at 10:23 am 0 comments

Cargo Facts is pleased to announce that the 23rd Annual Cargo Facts Symposium will feature an exclusive Fireside Chat with: William (‘Bill’) Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings. Flynn’s career in transportation and supply chain management spans forty-years, during which he has held a variety ofRead More

Cargolux China to move forward as Henan Cargo Airlines

Cargolux China to move forward as Henan Cargo Airlines

June 12, 2017 at 10:22 am 0 comments

Representatives from Luxembourg-based Cargolux, and China-based Henan Civil Aviation Development & Investment Co (HNCA, an investment arm of the government of China’s Henan province which owns a 35% stake in Cargolux) met in Beijing today, and signed an “Airline Equity Joint Venture Contract” that will allow the two parties toRead More

Cainiao and SF come to blows over data control

Cainiao and SF come to blows over data control

June 7, 2017 at 10:58 am 0 comments

Last Thursday, SF Express’ daily parcel volumes reportedly fell by one million units after a spat with Alibaba-affiliated Cainiao resulted in SF becoming temporarily de-listed as a service provider option within Cainiao’s logistics platform. This time around, the operational disruptions were short-lived. Following mediation by China’s Postal Bureau, the twoRead More