PODCAST: Meet Cargo Facts Symposium Speaker Fred Klein

The 1.1 percent increase in international freight traffic in June shows that the currently soft market could signal short-term economic growth, said aircraft appraiser Fred Klein. “Hopefully, we’re going to see an economic pickup and that’s going to be translated into improvements in air cargo volumes,” Mr. Klein said. Mr. Klein is part of the Speaker Faculty […]

ST Aero cancels plan to acquire Pemco facility and conversion STCs

Singapore Technologies Engineering, the parent of ST Aerospace and its US subsidiary Vision Technologies Aerospace, has terminated the agreement under which VT Aerospace intended to acquire Pemco World Air Service’s MRO facility in Tampa, Florida, as well other Pemco assets including Pemco’s 737-300 and 737-400 passenger-to-freighter and passenger-to-combi STCs.   US-based MRO and freighter conversion […]

Introducing the Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium Speaker Faculty

Outdated cargo planes aren’t the only things air freight business leaders need to improve in order for them to maintain a market advantage. They also have to improve their knowledge of industry trends and contacts to build a stronger deal-making network. That’s where  Cargo Fact’s upcoming Aircraft Symposium comes in. It’s no secret that industry executives keep coming […]

Chapman Freeborn Australia named 2012 winner of the Australian Business Award for Enterprise

Chapman Freeborn is delighted to share that its Australian office has been named as the 2012 winner of the Australian Business Award for Enterprise in the transport industry classification. Chapman Freeborn Australia is recognised for achieving outstanding commercial success and sustainable growth and received the honour for its professional contribution to the industry as a […]

More jet freighters for West Atlantic

Sweden-based all-cargo operator West Atlantic is making fleet changes. The carrier, which is the parent of UK-based Atlantic Airways, as well as West Air Sweden and Luxembourg-based West Air Europe,  says it will likely acquire several freighter-converted 737-400Fs over the next two years. Until relatively recently West Atlantic had not operated any jet freighters, supplementing a […]

UPS/TNT update: The EC clarifies the reasons for its Phase II review

More information has emerged about the European Commission’s decision to move its review of the proposed UPS takeover of TNT to a Phase II level. When that decision was first announced, the news came from the investor relations departments at the two companies, and, understandably, they did not provide a great deal of detail. However, […]

A cargo challenge for LATAM

With the ink barely dry on the agreement to merge Chile-based LAN Airlines and Brazil’s TAM Linhas Aéreas into the new LATAM Airlines, LAN’s cargo boss Cristian Ureta is quoted as saying the group plans to boost cargo revenues to 25% of total revenues within four years. In 2011, cargo revenue accounted for 27.6% of […]

Chapman Freeborn makes the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has been ranked 169th in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 – a league table of Britain’s private firms with the fastest growing overseas sales.   The UK-headquartered aircraft charter specialist – which has a global network of 35 offices in 25 countries – saw international sales grow from £209m in […]
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