CF EMEA 2019: innovation targets for air freight

FRANKFURT – A crowd of senior air cargo executives gathered for the first-ever Cargo Facts EMEA conference, held this year at the Westin Grand Frankfurt. During the opening session, executives with Cargolux, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, and Volga-Dnepr Group gave delegates their perspectives on how the industry must innovate or potentially be left behind as […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 5, 2019

New cargo startup, more freighters for China

Today, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) approved the establishment of a new Chinese cargo carrier, Zhongzhou Airlines Co., Ltd., that will be based out of Zhengzhou Airport (CGO). The airport, which also serves as Cargolux’s China hub, seems to be gaining traction as a hub in the domestic Chinese cargo landscape. Zhongzhou Airlines is […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 31, 2019

Cargolux, Turkish Cargo join Cargo Facts EMEA speaker faculty

Cargo Facts EMEA 2019, the industry’s foremost event for innovation in air freight and equipment technology across the EMEA region and globally, continues to add to its stellar speaker lineup with the addition of innovation guru, Olivier Chabin, and cargo expert, Turhan Özen. The event will be held 4-6 February 2019 at the Westin Grand […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 11, 2018

4 airlines that could end up with NCA’s 747-400Fs

At least two of Nippon Cargo Airlines’ three idled 747-400 freighters (36133, 36135) were reportedly ferried for storage at Victorville (VCV) this week, lending support to rumors that the all-cargo carrier is now looking to sell or lease out the freighters. In mid-June of this year, NCA was forced to ground its entire eleven-unit 747F […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 8, 2018

Revisiting the 747-400 Freighter

In November 2017, air freight traffic was growing 8.0% year-over-year, jet fuel was selling for about $1.75/gallon, Cargolux CEO Richard Forson was telling journalists that he was thinking about expanding his fleet of 23 747 freighters, and Boeing’s production of new 747-8Fs had slowed to a crawl. From where were these additional freighters to come? […]
  • Alan Hedge
  • August 10, 2018

First NCA aircraft returns to service

On 4 July, Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) announced that a single 747-8F (36141) passed a government safety audit, and was cleared to return to service. Shortly after, on 5 July, the aircraft went on to complete a round-trip flight between Shanghai Pudong (PVG) and Tokyo Narita (NRT) – the carrier’s first scheduled own-operated flight since […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 5, 2018

Rates under pressure as NCA freighter audit continues and trade war looms

Nippon Cargo Airlines’ (NCA) fleet of eleven 747Fs has now been grounded for more than a week as government authorities continue to audit the carrier’s maintenance records. This sudden loss of capacity ex-Asia, combined with a number of shippers rushing to fortify inventories of Chinese goods ahead of new duties scheduled to be imposed as […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • June 26, 2018

Breaking News: Nippon Cargo Airlines grounds fleet

Japan-based all cargo carrier Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has grounded its entire eleven-unit 747F fleet, effective 17 June, shortly after inspectors from Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) discovered major inconsistencies in the company’s  maintenance records. Increased scrutiny of the airline began last month after JCAB found NCA had omitted multiple incidents involving its aircraft, and subsequently […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 17, 2018
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