November 2016

Lufthansa faces further strike action on 23 November

The Frankfurt-headquartered German airline pilots’ association Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has called for strike action on 23 November from between 00:01…

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Kevin McAllister appointed president and chief executive of Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Kevin McAllister has become president and chief executive of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, succeeding Boeing Company vice chairman Ray Conner in…

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National Airlines on an upward curve

Orlando, Florida-headquartered National Airlines has enjoyed “a meaningful improvement in business trends in the fourth quarter and remains optimistic for…

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Brussels Airport lays out its strategy for the next 25 years

Brussels Airport Company chief executive Arnaud Feist has laid out the gateway’s long-term strategy in the form of a programme…

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Drewry East-West Airfreight Price Index on the rise

At an average of US$3.15 per kg, Drewry’s East-West Airfreight Price Index reached its highest point of this year in…

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Antonov to transfer An-124 sales to UK team after Ruslan JV ceases

Antonov Airlines’ team in the UK will takeover the sales and marketing of its An-124 aircraft after its joint venture…

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Saudia Cargo looks to Bangladesh and Kenya

Saudia Cargo has been reporting strong improvements in demand on its Kenyan and Bangladesh services over recent months. The airline’s…

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Vladimir Zubkov is TIACA’s new secretary general

Vladimir Zubkov will be TIACA’s new secretary general, replacing Doug Brittin, who retires at the end of the year. Zubkov…

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Qatar Airways switches to B777 on Cape Town run

Qatar Airways has begun operating freight-friendly Boeing 777 aircraft on the Doha – Cape Town service, switching from previously used…

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Lufthansa readies itself for first A350-900 deliveries

German flag-carrier Lufthansa is to receive its first Airbus 350-900 on 19 December, an aircraft that it describes as the…

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Racing into Abu Dhabi

At the end of this week (on 27 November), the concluding race of the Formula 1 season will be held…

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Royal Jordanian takes delivery of sixth B787

Royal Jordanian (RJ) has taken delivery of its latest – its sixth – Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The aircraft flew into…

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Changi on five year cargo high led by pharma and perishables

The first nine months of 2016 have seen Singapore’s  Changi Airport register its best cargo performance in the last five…

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Analysis of the growing threat from cyber attacks

The logistics supply chain has become a favoured target because the industry is underprepared for a serious cyber attack. Global…

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European cargo monthly: Demand on the up as peak season gets underway

It was another strong month for cargo volume growth for some of Europe’s major airline groups in October as the…

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Volga-Dnepr and Antonov confirm that their Ruslan An-124 joint venture is ending

Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Antonov Airlines have confirmed that Ruslan International, their An-124-100 freighter joint venture, will end on December 31, 2016 after…

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IATA to launch e-AWB tool for forwarders

IATA will launch a new low cost online tool that is designed to allow small and medium sized freight forwarders…

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IATA launches tool to help defeat endangered wildlife smugglers (Video)

IATA has launched an airport wildlife trafficking assessment tool to help defeat smugglers of endangered species. The assessment tool, developed…

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Top gear for Emirates classic car transport (Video)

Emirates SkyCargo has launched a specialised transportation product for high value automobiles as classic, luxury and sports cars. Emirates SkyWheels…

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The network is key to GSSA’s expansion, says ECS

General sales and service agency (GSSA) ECS is hoping its recent network expansion will help fuel future growth as airlines…

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