Air Cargo Equipment

Air Cargo Equipment

News and analysis about air cargo equipment and performance issues.


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06 Jun 2019
The IL-96 500T will substitute for An-124 deliveries, hobbled by the Crimean annexation.
09 May 2016
Shipments of smaller aircraft declined in the first quarter worldwide, as business demand dropped.
09 Mar 2016
In a long-awaited deal, Amazon announced Wednesday it has acquired a stake in the Ohio company that has been helping the e-commerce giant run its secret air cargo operation in the state since last year and has signed a five- to seven-year lease for 20 cargo planes.
07 Jan 2016
Qatar Airways has taken delivery of two new freighters, expanding its all-cargo fleet to 16 aircraft and consolidating its position as the world’s third-largest international air freight carrier.
19 Jun 2015
Any suggestion that freighter aircraft would play a lesser role in the supply chains of the future was firmly put to bed with 29 the number of all-cargo planes ordered from Boeing by the time the Paris Air Show ended this week.
03 Mar 2015
With the air cargo industry under increasing competition from ocean carriers for certain cargoes, especially perishables, more sophisticated software and technology tools are helping drive the migration from ocean to air.
11 Feb 2014
Asia-Pacific airlines will continue to dominate air cargo markets and freighter orders over the next two decades, according to the latest report from Airbus.
09 May 2013
Air Transport Services Group reported net income in the first quarter of 2013 was $8.5 million, increasing 32.2 percent from $6.4 million in the first quarter of 2012.
02 May 2013
IAG Cargo will be expanding its per-plane capacity when it adds at least 18 Airbus A350-1000s to its fleet beginning in 2018.
24 Apr 2013
In preparation for the European Union air freight security regulations going into effect in Germany on April 29, 2013, Logwin has invested in a second X-ray scanner and more manpower for...
21 Jan 2013
Air cargo carrier executives would like to think 2013 will be better than last year, but they see little or no cause for
Incheon International Airport's biodegradable vinyl packages.
15 Jan 2013
Incheon International Airport in South Korea recently funded 50 percent of the purchasing costs of nearly 7,360 environmentally friendly biodegradable vinyl packages for ground service companies in the airport...
26 Nov 2012
FedEx subsidiary FedEx Express Canada
05 Sep 2012
The world freighter fleet will nearly double during the next 20 years to keep pace with 5.2 percent annual growth of air cargo traffic, according to Boeing.
23 Aug 2012
Australia’s Qantas Group has canceled orders for 35 aircraft with Boeing after recording an annual loss.
09 Aug 2012
Lufthansa Cargo carried 10.5 percent less freight in July than a year ago as it continued to slash capacity to stay profitable in a weak global air cargo market.
12 Jul 2012
DHL Express opened its largest hub in Asia today (July 12), the latest step in the logistics major’s massive roll-out of new capacity across Asia’s key freight markets.
03 Jul 2012
Airbus will start assembling narrow-body A320 aircraft at its first U.S.
02 Jul 2012
FedEx plans to buy 19 Boeing 767-300 aircraft, as the parcel giant speeds up its fleet upgrades to offset volatile fuel costs.
25 Jun 2012
Singapore Airlines Cargo and China Cargo Airlines have signed an agreement to operate joint freighter services between Singapore and Shanghai.
05 Jun 2012
FedEx plans to retire 24 aircraft and shortened the depreciable life of 54 older aircraft, as the parcel giant works to align its U.S. domestic air cargo capacity with slowing demand.
04 Jun 2012
Panalpina has started flying the first of two new Boeing 747-8 freighters with a maiden cargo flight from Hong Kong to Luxembourg.
28 May 2012
Emirates SkyCargo this year will launch service between Dubai and Washington Dulles International Airport, the seventh U.S. airport the U.A.E.-based all-cargo operator will serve.
25 May 2012
Air France will reduce its freighter capacity by 20 percent as part of a cost-cutting and efficiency program aimed at returning to profitability.
16 Apr 2012
Emirates SkyCargo has doubled freighter capacity on its service between Dubai and Australia.
04 Apr 2012
Saudi Airlines Cargo began weekly 747 freighter service to Ghana this week, expanding the Middle Eastern carrier’s freighter service network to seven African countries, according to reports.
19 Mar 2012
Saudi Airlines Cargo will expand its European freighter operation with the start of two new services.
14 Mar 2012
This year will be even tougher for airlines than 2011 because of economic instability, high jet fuel prices and weak cargo markets, said Christopher Pratt, chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways.
13 Mar 2012
Air France-KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo will jointly roll out a raft of new services from Europe to China, the U.S. and Africa.
08 Mar 2012
Qatar Airways will expand its global bellyhold and freighter network via its Doha hub later this year.