November 2010

SIA Cargo pleads guilty to price fixing

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) Cargo has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a US$48 million fine for its part in…

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South Korea slams batteries rules

SOUTH Korean officials will visit the US tomorrow to protest at proposed changes to the shipment of lithium batteries. The…

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Nigeria raids PLS on bribery charges

NIGERIAN officials raided and arrested 11 members of Premier Logistics Solution (PLS) on Friday on charges of bribery. Officers of…

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Il-76 crashes in Karachi killing 11

A SUN Way Il-76 freighter crashed into a Karachi naval base on Sunday 28 November killing all eight crewmembers. The…

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Doubt over what October’s results mean

INTERNATIONAL cargo traffic rose 14.4 per cent in October compared with the same month last year. This was marginally weaker…

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Delta ups international flying

BUOYED by the outlook of a relatively stable year ahead, Delta is moving to step up its international capacity in…

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Dubai prepares for new ‘game changing’ security regulations

THE air cargo industry should be ready to adapt and embrace any new security regulations that are imposed following the…

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LAN boosts freighter fleet

WITH revenues up nearly 50 per cent, LAN Cargo is ramping up its maindeck capacity. Latin America’s leading cargo carrier…

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Carriers mull Rockford alternative to O’Hare

CHICAGO Rockford International Airport (RFD) seems a step closer to its goal of hosting regular international freighter flights, as Southern…

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FAA decrees new aircraft fatigue rules

AIRCRAFT must be protected against structural fatigue according to new regulations brought in by the US. The Federal Aviation Administration…

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Swiss makes Gehrig Jetzer’s replacement

BRUNO Gehrig (right) has been elected chairman of the board at Swiss International Air Lines. He succeeds Rolf Jetzer, who…

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ICAO says blowing up aircraft illegal

IN a move sure to worry terrorists, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), part of the United Nations, has made…

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Air India fires Arora

AIR India’s (AI) board has unilaterally fired Pawan Arora, the chief operating officer for Air India Express, two months after…

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IAI Bedek delivers first new 737 to TNT

TNT has taken delivery of the first of 11 converted 737 freighters, a 737-400. The total order is for eight…

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US brings strict new rules against old aircraft

AIRCRAFT must be protected against structural fatigue according to new regulations brought in by the US. The Federal Aviation Administration…

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Forwarder group loses appeal to sue BA

BRITISH Airways has won its appeal against an attempt by a group of its air cargo customers to bring a…

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LAN Cargo order new freighters

LAN Cargo has signed an order to lease three 767-300 and buy two 777 freighters. The cargo unit already has…

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Namibia cargo bomb a fake

THE bomb discovered being loaded onto the Air Berlin flight from Namibia was a fake, it has been revealed. Sabina…

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Gregg new LCC head, Asia Pacific

MURRAY Gregg (right) is the new general manager Asia Pacific for Lufthansa Cargo Charter. He will be based in Hong…

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Police catch Mumbai gold cargo raiders

INDIAN police have arrested the perpetrators of last year’s gold heist at Air India’s cargo area at Chhatrapati Shivaji International…

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