TNT offers a plan for the future — but will it work?

Not so long ago, it seemed that the imminent takeover of TNT Express by UPS would render whatever trouble TNT was in irrelevant. But with the European Commission’s refusal to allow that takeover to go ahead, TNT’s troubles suddenly became very relevant indeed. Three months later, TNT has published details of its strategy – which […]

First freighter conversion for Boeing Shanghai

Kenya Airways took redelivery this week of the first of two freighter-converted 737-300Fs from Aeronautical Engineers Inc. The conversion of these two aircraft for Kenya Airways is of particular interest because they are the first two passenger-to-freighter conversions done at Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services, a joint venture of Boeing, Shanghai Airport Authority and China Eastern […]

Silk Way Airlines signs MoU for four 747-8 Freighters

Azerbaijan-based all-cargo carrier Silk Way Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Boeing to purchase four 747-8 Freighters. Silk Way’s Managing Director Shamsaddin Mirsalayev said the freighters would be would be delivered beginning in 2014 with the fourth unit arriving in 2017.   Silk Way currently operates three 747-400Fs and two 767-300Fs in scheduled service […]

Chapman Freeborn takes over Lufthansa Cargo’s third-party charter operations

In 2011, Lufthansa Cargo Charter, the carrier’s charter subsidiary, reported an operating loss of €400,000. Things did not improve in 2012, a year that featured overcapacity in the market, low rates, and aggressive competition from airlines based in the Middle East. But those problems were compounded by the fact that some charter brokers, fairly or […]

Chapman Freeborn and Lufthansa Cargo sign strategic cooperation agreement

Chapman Freeborn is delighted to announce it has secured a new strategic cooperation agreement with Lufthansa Cargo – one of the world’s leading cargo carriers.   Effective April 1 2013, the global aircraft charter specialist will handle Lufthansa Cargo’s third-party chartering requirements – allowing the German airline to focus on marketing charter capacity on its […]

Lunar New Year holiday drives down air freight demand in February

Updated 21 March: China Southern Airlines February cargo traffic was down 18%, but its strong performance in January means the carrier’s cargo traffic was up 10% for the two-month period The timing of the Lunar New Year holiday in Asia, particularly in China, can make year-over-year comparisons for the months of January and February completely […]

Aircargo conference,Las Vegas

Our first time participation in air cargo conference held in Las Vegas,USA from 10th to 12th march 2013 has been  quite good. Many known companies in air cargo business took interest in our new equipment, the collapsible, full knock-down Unit Load Device that can be collapsed in a few minutes. They appreciated the easy handling, […]

Qatar Airways may acquire three more A330-200 Freighters

Speaking at the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Doha, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker said the carrier was considering acquiring three more A330-200Fs this year. Qatar Airways recently took delivery of the first of three A330-200Fs on lease from BOC Aviation, with the second two to follow over the next few weeks. It is also […]
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