AMR and US Airways boards approve merger

Although expected to have little direct impact on air cargo, the boards of US Airways and AMR, American Airlines’ parent company, gave final approval on Wednesday to a merger of the two airlines, creating the world’s largest airline and reducing the number of remaining major US legacy carriers to three – from six just five […]

A new freighter type joins the fleet

The US FAA granted Supplemental Type Certification to Aeronautical Engineers Inc (AEI) for its MD-80 Family passenger-to-freighter conversion program. The first conversion, an MD-82, will be redelivered to Everts Air Cargo in late February.   The STC applies to conversion of MD-81, MD-82, MD-83, and MD-88 variants, of which 779 were built between 1980 and […]

Cargolux maps out a new future

The Board of Directors of Cargolux Airlines International S.A. yesterday approved the airline’s business plan for the period from 2013 to 2017. In the carrier’s announcement of the approval, there was the expected language describing a plan “designed to achieve profitable growth, enhance shareholder value and ensure the long-term sustainability of Cargolux,” but the devil […]

Collapsible ULD new type.

Avdome Aviation Inc. located in Georgia, USA and Dookang Air Solutions, Seoul, S. Korea have come up with a new concept of ULD’s (Unit Load Device). As it is a new concept and has the capability of revolutionizing the air freight services, the company is looking for a business partner with financial credibility in different […]

AirBridge Cargo update — 747-8F delivery deferred

Boeing has flown the fourth 747-8F ordered by Moscow-based Volga-Dnepr Group for scheduled-service subsidiary AirBridge Cargo to Marana Air Park (MZJ) in the Arizona desert. The flight was made with a Boeing code, not an AirBridge code, confirming our speculation this morning that Volga-Dnepr was negotiating a deferral of delivery for the fourth and fifth […]

China Postal, FedEx, Cathay Pacific and More to Speak at Cargo Facts Asia

Cargo Facts Asia, April 16-17, 2013 is your opportunity to hear from executives on the ground in the fastest-growing aircraft market in the world. ACMG and Cargo Facts have put together a diverse group of top-tier speakers who will provide valuable insight into the potential of the Asia-Pacific Market, including: David L. Cunningham, President, Asia […]
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