Amazon’s $100 million Lakeland Airport project approved

On 20 May, city officials in the Florida city of Lakeland approved a proposal between Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) and Amazon, submitted the week before. The $100 million investment from Amazon.com Services, Inc., that will go towards the construction of a 225,000 square foot air cargo facility and a seven-jet cargo hangar at LAL. […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • May 24, 2019

China and EU sign bilateral aviation agreements

This week, the European Union and China signed bilateral agreements on civil aviation safety and a “horizontal aviation agreement,” allowing EU airlines to fly to China from any EU Member State with a bilateral air services agreement with China under which unused traffic rights are available. The agreements are expected to expand cooperation between China […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 24, 2019

ACE Belgium Freighters denies ‘ACE’ trademark claim in DOT response

Last week, Alaska Central Express, which operates as ACE Air Cargo, filed a notification of trademark infringement with the United States Department of Transportation concerning ACE Belgium Freighters’ pending foreign air carrier authorization in the US. In a letter to the DOT dated 21 May, ACE Belgium responded, clarifying that the operators’ names, aircraft and […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 22, 2019

Cainiao shifts focus to import logistics as trade war intensifies

China-based Alibaba Group made no attempt to avoid discussion of the trade war following the release of its Q419 earnings. Instead, during a call with analysts this week, company CEO Daniel Zhang called the tense negotiations between the United States and China, “an opportunity for the Chinese economy.” Rather than focus on export declines, “China […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 21, 2019

YTO, HNA partner to share capacity, develop specialty services

In April, the parent company of YTO Express signed a cooperation agreement with HNA Modern Logistics that will foremost, give YTO Express access to belly-hold and freighter capacity on the domestic and international networks of HNA-affiliate carriers. The agreement also calls for the joint development of cool-chain transportation solutions across China, and express-oriented construction projects […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 10, 2019

ATSG, DHL renew 767 lease and operating agreements

Last week, ATSG announced it had reached an agreement with DHL to extend dry leases on a total of eleven 767Fs for three more years, through April 2022. Operational agreements for five 767s currently in service with ABX Air – four 767-300BDSFs and one 767-200BDSF – were also extended. The other six 767-200BDSFs involved in […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 6, 2019

Southern Air begins flying 737-800Fs for Amazon

Atlas Air Worldwide’s subsidiary carrier Southern Air today put two 737-800BCFs into service on a CMI basis for Amazon Air. The two aircraft (32882 and 32611) are among at least five 737-800BCFs that Southern Air will begin flying for Amazon in 2019. Breaking away from a pattern of what appear to be test flights between […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 2, 2019

UK and EU agree to protect flights in case of ‘no deal’ Brexit

Yesterday, the UK Department for Transport confirmed that flights to and from the European Union will continue unimpeded in the case of a “no deal” Brexit, agreeing to match a proposal from the EU to minimize flight disruptions. In a statement, the agency said that the planned policy follows UK technical notices from October 2018, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 8, 2019
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