Trouble ahead for Centurion?

According to a report in the South Florida Business Journal, fuel supplier Chemoil Corp. filed eleven lawsuits in Miami Dade Civil Court, claiming that Miami-based all-cargo carrier Centurion Air Cargo and affiliates are past due on $12.9 million in fuel bills. Each lawsuit is aimed at an individual airplane in the fleets of Centurion and sister […]

Global Associated Aviation (or: Son of Avient)

The tangled lineage of companies descended from Avient Aviation just became even more tangled, with the announcement by the directors of Zimbabwe-registered AV Cargo that they had formed a new company, Global Associated Aviation Ltd, to offer a single MD-11F for short-term ACMI contracts. To make sense of this, one needs to go back several […]

Request for humanitarian help

Airlink, a 24/7 disaster response organization that connects pre-vetted nonprofits with airlines, requires help in flying desperately needed medical supplies and protective equipment to the workers on the front line of the ebola outbreak in Africa. Airlink is supported by many of the companies in the airfreight and express industry, and has already sent a […]

Freight data from Asia and Europe

The major airline associations from Asia and Europe both reported July data during the past week, with Asian carriers seeing much stronger demand growth than their European counterparts. The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reported cargo traffic flown by the region’s airlines up 6.4% in July to 5.39 billion FTKs, driven by growth in […]

Air freight rates remain stable in July

According to UK-based shipping research firm Drewry, east-west air freight rates were stable in July, increasing only 0.8 points to 102.4 (based on a value of 100 in May 2012). The small increase in pricing brought the index up to within 1.4 points of April’s high and 8.2 points above last year’s level, indicating the […]

ASL to order LM-100J freighters

Ireland-based ASL Aviation Group signed a Letter of Intent for up to ten Lockheed Martin LM-100J freighters. The LM-100J is the commercial version of Lockheed Martin’s proven C-130J Super Hercules, and is an updated version of the venerable L-100 (or L-382) cargo aircraft. ASL is a major shareholder in South Africa-based Safair, which currently operates […]

DHL continues to revamp its US air operations

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. In the period immediately following […]

Some good news from Russia and Ukraine

Since the start of the unrest in Eastern Ukraine, relations between Ukraine and Russia have deteriorated rapidly. However, Ruslan International, the joint venture between Ukraine-based Antonov Airlines and Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Airlines has so far kept above the fray. There may be little love between Russia and Ukraine, but in an interview with Cargo Facts’ European […]
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