Europe’s big three carriers miss out on June cargo

Airlines in Asia, the Middle East, and North America are mostly reporting solid year-over-year increases in cargo traffic in June. Likewise, handlers at Asia’s big cargo airports are reporting strong volume growth, as are some of the European airports that have so far reported. But Air France-KLM, Lufthansa, and IAG all saw their cargo traffic decline. […]
  • David Harris
  • July 18, 2014

GSS hangs onto AOC by a thread

 The future of embattled Global Supply Systems (GSS), the UK-based operator (49%-owned by Atlas Air) that lost British Airways’ ACMI freighter contract, is not clear. The problem is that while Atlas has stated it would like to keep the UK AOC, under the Civil Aviation Authority’s rules, GSS needs an aircraft. Article 4 (c) of […]
  • David Harris
  • June 23, 2014

What next for Global Supply Systems?

UK-based Global Supply Systems (GSS), in which Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings is a 49% stakeholder,  was formed in 2002 in order that British Airways World Cargo could continue to ACMI lease freighters from Atlas, while staying compliant with UK law. GSS dry-leased three 747-400Fs from Atlas, and operated them on an ACMI basis for BA […]
  • David Harris
  • April 9, 2014

The A340 Rides Into the Sunset

This week Airbus announced that it has decided to officially end production of the A340 after a 20 year run. Both the A330 and A340 were launched back in the summer of 1987, at a time when long-range ETOPS was still a new idea. Potential customers with route demands in North America wanted a twin, […]
  • David Harris
  • November 11, 2011
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