Post Tagged with: "Atlas"

747-8F: the State of the program

747-8F: the State of the program

October 14, 2014 at 10:51 am 0 comments

It has now been almost nine years since Boeing officially launched the 747-8. In a departure from the normal evolution of major aircraft programs, Boeing launched the freighter variant, the 747-8F, first, with Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) signing on as launch customers, with orders for ten and eightRead More

IAG Cargo and Qatar Airways consider expanding partnership

September 15, 2014 at 10:05 am 0 comments

IAG Cargo and Qatar Airways Cargo signed a block space agreement in May, under which Qatar provides space on five weekly Hong Kong-London 777F flights. Now the two are considering expanding the agreement to cover more routes in Asia. Speaking with Cargo Forwarder Global, Dave Shepherd, Head of Commercial atRead More

DHL continues to revamp its US air operations

DHL continues to revamp its US air operations

August 28, 2014 at 10:56 am 0 comments

DHL Express ended its disastrous attempt to compete in the US domestic express market in 2008, but since that time, its US international business has grown strongly. The company requires a considerable amount of dedicated lift to support this US business, including domestic feeder service as well as international lift.Read More

IAG Cargo looking at more partnership opportunities

August 25, 2014 at 10:34 am 0 comments

IAG Cargo boss Steve Gunning was recently quoted in Air Cargo News as saying the carrier’s deal with Qatar Airways for space on five weekly 777F frequencies between Hong Kong and the UK had worked out very well. So well, in fact, that “we have done some additional but muchRead More

Astral Aviation to expand freighter fleet

June 24, 2014 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Kenya-based all-cargo carrier Astral Aviation will expand its freighter fleet and also move into the passenger business. Astral will sell a stake to China-based Hainan Airlines, and, under a recently signed MOU with Hainan, will develop a plan to launch regional passenger service from Nairobi using a planned fleet ofRead More

GSS hangs onto AOC by a thread

June 23, 2014 at 7:30 am 0 comments

 The future of embattled Global Supply Systems (GSS), the UK-based operator (49%-owned by Atlas Air) that lost British Airways’ ACMI freighter contract, is not clear. The problem is that while Atlas has stated it would like to keep the UK AOC, under the Civil Aviation Authority’s rules, GSS needs anRead More