Charles Kauffman

Charles Kauffman

Senior Editor

Charles Kauffman is the Senior Editor of the company’s monthly newsletter, Cargo Facts and weekly e-mail publication Cargo Facts Update. He holds a BA in International Studies from the University of Washington, and an MA in International Relations from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Charles speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

Canadian freighter fleet to add 737-400Fs

Canada-based aviation and MRO services provider KF Aerospace this week finalized an order for three 737-400SF conversions from Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI) [FATs 005381-5383]. The first aircraft (24769, ex-Flair Airlines) will be inducted for conversion at KF Aerospace’s own MRO facility in Kelowna (YLW) next month. Upon redelivery, the aircraft is set to become the […]

LGG creates pop-up handling facility at AirBridgeCargo site

On April 11, a temporary cargo handling facility commenced operations at Liege Airport (LGG) to connect ground handler WFS with an unoccupied building being prepared to house AirBridgeCargo’s new European hub. This “pop-up” will operate until May 31. When AirBridgeCargo and parent Volga-Dnepr Group signed a ten-year lease for warehouse and office space in October […]

Join us for a live Cargo Facts Asia preview session

For a glimpse at what delegates can expect from Cargo Facts Asia next week, Cargo Facts subscribers are invited to attend a live preview of a Cargo Facts Asia presentation featuring Steven Verhasselt, VP Commercial of Liege Airport. The streamed presentation, “Integrating Customs and Innovation to Meet the Needs of Growing Cross-border E-commerce” will start […]

Airlink responds to COVID-19 with CARES Initiative

In anticipation of the COVID-19 pandemic spreading to developing countries and vulnerable regions of the world in the months ahead, Airlink unveiled its Coordinated Air Response for Emergency Supplies, or CARES, Initiative. The program aims to provide stimulus in the form of air cargo lift to nonprofit humanitarian and disaster-response organizations providing relief to areas […]

Amazon Air preparing to expand EU operations

Amazon Air has posted a number of job openings for European aviation professionals and plans to launch gateway operations at Leipzig Airport (LEJ). The establishment of an Amazon Air gateway at LEJ marks the operation’s first expansion outside of the United States. Aircraft emblazoned in Amazon Air livery could soon follow as many industry analysts […]

Pandemic muddles air cargo traffic figures [VIDEO]

“We are not getting a reliable picture of air cargo traffic,” Frederic Horst, managing director of Cargo Facts Consulting, said during an industry webinar convened by Cargo Facts. Wednesday’s webinar was the third in a series of planned Zoom webinars for subscribers to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on cargo traffic. Though some benchmarking services began […]
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