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The “forwarder’s airline” returns to its roots

The “forwarder’s airline” returns to its roots

July 15, 2016 at 10:33 am 0 comments

There has been much talk recently about the disintermediation of forwarders. Talk about cargo carriers bypassing their traditional forwarder customers and dealing directly with shippers. Even talk about e-commerce eliminating the need for forwarders altogether. But Cargolux, once known in the industry as “the forwarder’s airline,” has taken a stand inRead More

Happy 100th birthday, Boeing!

Happy 100th birthday, Boeing!

July 15, 2016 at 10:32 am 0 comments

On 15 July, 2016 – exactly 100 years ago today — Boeing began making airplanes. We join the rest of the aviation world in toasting “Happy 100th Birthday,” and you can visit Boeing’s celebration webpage to see what the company itself has to say, but who better to have the lastRead More

End of an era, Martinair retires its MD-11Fs

End of an era, Martinair retires its MD-11Fs

July 8, 2016 at 9:37 am 0 comments

  In the last two weeks, Martinair, the all-cargo subsidiary of Air France-KLM, retired its last two MD-11Fs (48616 and 48757) [FATs 003346 – 3347]. Martinair now operates three 747-400Fs and one 747-400BCF. Founded in the Netherlands in1958 as a passenger carrier by Martin Schröder (as Martin’s Air Charter), MartinairRead More

DFW’s new cargo strategy paying off

DFW’s new cargo strategy paying off

June 29, 2016 at 10:19 am 0 comments

Smack in the heart of Shanghai’s former French Concession, at the crossroads of Wulumuqi Road and Wuyuan Road, lies an unassuming store fronting a large sign that reads, “Avocado Lady.” Curious visitors to Shanghai are often intrigued by the shop’s name, and venture inside to see if there is indeedRead More

Atlas, Qatar, & Cargolux – a video summary of the week’s news

Atlas, Qatar, & Cargolux – a video summary of the week’s news

June 17, 2016 at 10:30 am 0 comments

This week we have published breaking stories about three of the worlds biggest cargo players. At the Air Cargo China event we covered Cargolux’s new Cargolux China joint venture and hints about a third hub in the US, and Qatar Airways trans-Pacific ambition; while from the US came the story of AtlasRead More

Summit Air's ATR 72-200 undergoes LCD conversion in Toulouse with IPR's program.

IPR’s Large Door ATR Conversion gets certification [video]

June 3, 2016 at 9:46 am 0 comments

On 23 May IPR Conversions received an STC from EASA for its Passenger-to-Large Cargo Door conversion program for the ATR 72-200 and ATR 42-300 families. IPR, which acquired Alenia’s ATR conversion programs last year, has already received approval for Structural Tube (that is, bulk load) conversion of ATR 72-200 andRead More

Malaysia Airlines to spin off new MAB Kargo unit [video]

Malaysia Airlines to spin off new MAB Kargo unit [video]

May 27, 2016 at 10:32 am 0 comments

As part of a major restructuring program, Malaysia Airlines created a new umbrella company, Malaysia Airlines Group (MAG), and will spin off its former MASkargo operation as a standalone entity under that umbrella with operations launching in 2017. Assuming regulatory approval of the restructure, the new MAB Kargo unit willRead More

A blast from the (3-engine) past

A blast from the (3-engine) past

May 20, 2016 at 10:34 am 0 comments

We’re taking a video tour down Memory Lane today, with a look the three-engine era — an era from which the only remaining aircraft are in cargo service. We’ll start with the present, and work backwards. Here’s a video assemblage of takeoffs and landings of the current star of the airRead More