Articles by: Charles Kauffman

Air Cargo recovery on the horizon for Latin America?

Air Cargo recovery on the horizon for Latin America?

May 23, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Politics aside, there are signs that after years of declining traffic, the air cargo market in Latin America is finally beginning to pivot. The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) recently reported March intra-Latin American cargo traffic transported by carriers headquartered in the region up 3.0% y-o-y, toRead More

AVIC rolls out the AG600, the largest amphibious  aircraft in the world.

Avic readies amphibious AG600 for maiden flight by month’s end

May 19, 2017 at 9:53 am 0 comments

Following a series of successful ground evaluations, the AG600 manufactured by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC, China’s state-owned aerospace conglomerate) is expected to take off from land for the first time later this month. It’s first departure from sea is planned a few months later, during the second halfRead More

YTO Express acquires OTEL to use as springboard for international expansion

YTO Express acquires OTEL to use as springboard for international expansion

May 17, 2017 at 10:58 am 0 comments

On 8 May, Shanghai-headquartered courier, YTO Express announced its intention to acquire a 61.87% stake in Hong Kong-based forwarder and logistics specialist, On Time Logistics (OTEL), and establish its international business headquarters in Hong Kong. The acquisition will support YTO’s efforts to go global by leveraging OTEL’s international business expertise,Read More

China’s top 10 cargo airports in 2016

China’s top 10 cargo airports in 2016

May 16, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

According to data from the CAAC, total cargo handled (loaded and unloaded freight and mail) by Chinese airports rose 7.2% y-o-y in 2016, to 15.1 million tonnes, more than double the pace of world average growth, which according to preliminary data from the Airports Council International, was 3.3%. The chartRead More

It’s back in the sky!

It’s back in the sky!

May 12, 2017 at 10:51 am 0 comments

UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles resumed test flights of its Airlander 10 hybrid airship this week, after a nine-month hiatus. The program suffered a setback last year after the test aircraft took a nosedive while attempting to land. Although nobody was hurt during the crash, and much of the ship remainedRead More

China Southern reported a solid increase in September traffic.

Air China Cargo and China Southern Cargo to merge?

May 10, 2017 at 11:00 am 2 comments

As the Chinese Government moves to pare down its outlays on state-owned behemoths, it has been widely reported that the cargo and logistics operations of Beijing-based Air China and Guangzhou-based China Southern will be divested and merged into a single entity. Sources quoted in Bloomberg have even identified potential investorsRead More

Emirates SkyCargo will now have access to Cargolux's 747Fs

Cargolux partners with Emirates — what about China?

May 9, 2017 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Today, at the Air Cargo Europe event in Munich, Europe’s largest all-cargo carrier, Cargolux, and Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo announced an MoU for an expansive “strategic operational partnership”. The deal between the all-cargo and combination carriers includes reciprocal block space and interline agreements, joint handling at each other’s major hubs (DubaiRead More

A KC-46A refuels an F-16C during the first refueling test flight.

Boeing’s KC-46A tanker achieves another milestone

May 5, 2017 at 8:38 am 0 comments

This week, Boeing announced it had added a sixth aircraft to its KC-46A aerial refueling tanker test program. The newest addition to the test fleet will be used to evaluate the tanker’s resistance to electromagnetic fields. In practice, the KC-46’s electronic systems must prove resilient to potentially disruptive electromagnetic discharges.Read More