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Record Year for IAI in Aircraft Conversion

The past year has been a record year for IAI's Bedek Division in terms of conversion of passenger airplanes to cargo configurations.

31st Jan 2018 | Read more

Lufthansa Cargo increases freighter services to Mumbai

The Frankfurt-based air freight carrier Lufthansa Cargo has increased its freighter services to Mumbai.

8th Aug 2017 | Read more

Qatar Airways Cargo expands Asia network

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced that it has started its first freighter service to the Cambodian city of Phnom Penh.

3rd Apr 2017 | Read more

UPS order gives Boeing a lift

Global parcel company United Parcel Service gave a boost to Boeing’s fortunes with an order for 14 747-8 cargo jets worth US$5.3 billion at list prices.

28th Oct 2016 | Read more

FedEx adopts new battery rules

Effective 1 January 2017, FedEx Express said it will no longer accept stand-alone lithium-metal batteries (categorised as UN 3090) and stand-alone lithium ion batteries (categorised as UN 3480) prepared as IATA Section II shipments

7th Oct 2016 | Read more

Farnborough recap 15 July

Combined sales of US$61.8 billion is nothing to sneeze at, but

15th Jul 2016 | Read more

Northeast Asia's combination passenger-freight airlines are re-fleeting their main deck cargo operations.

EVA Air is the latest, announcing at the Paris Air Show its intent to acquire five 777Fs.

3rd Jul 2015 | Read more

NCA takes first 747-8 freighter

Boeing has given a Japanese debut to the 747-8 freighter, with Narita-based Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) taking the first of 15 units on order.

26th Jul 2012 | Read more

ICAO and WCO seek closer cargo collaboration

ICAO and the World Customs Organisation have issued a joint communiqué on air cargo security, calling for more cooperation between aviation and customs organisations, as well as other stakeholders.

6th Jul 2012 | Read more

Cathay sees profits halve

Cathay Pacific became the latest carrier to confirm that the going is getting tougher, with operating profits halving in 2011 to HK$5,514 million (US$710 million) on revenue up just under 10% at HK$98,406 million.

15th Mar 2012 | Read more

Singapore selects paperless consortiums

Singapore has selected three consortiums to develop paperless airfreight processes as part of the e-freight@Singapore programme.

15th Mar 2012 | Read more

Gulf carriers outpace APAC rivals

Middle Eastern airlines saw annual traffic growth rates more than double those of their Asia-Pacific rivals in January, adding to evidence of a shift in power to the Gulf carrier's and their hubs.

1st Mar 2012 | Read more

SIA Cargo slashes capacity

Singapore Airlines Cargo has slashed capacity by 20% as it cuts frequencies to Europe and North America. The move is the latest sign that Asia's air cargo sector is struggling in the face of weak demand and over capacity

23rd Feb 2012 | Read more

Singapore Special

This year’s Singapore Airshow could be the biggest yet and, once again, gives the island nation a chance to highlight its aerospace capabilities and its strategic significance as an aviation hub, writes Andrzej Jeziorski. Despite continued economic uncertainty in key markets such as Europe and the USA, demand for new aircraft remains strong – as evidenced by the order and delivery tallies just released by manufacturers Airbus and Boeing (see pages 26-27). Asia’s relatively healthy economies and pent-up demand in China and India are now more alluring to aircraft makers than ever, and all key forecasts for the next two decades show the region as the driver of the continued growth of the global aviation industry. This is encouraging news for the organisers of this year’s Singapore Airshow – the biggest event of its kind outside of Europe.

20th Jan 2012 | Read more

Industry Outlook - Airbus predicts strong growth in airliner numbers to 2030

According to European aircraft manufacturer Airbus, demand for new aircraft over the next 20 years will total 26,900 new passenger jetliners and more than 900 dedicated freighters, with the Asia-Pacific region as a major growth driver. The combined value of the new aircraft will be about US$3.5 trillion.

28th Sep 2011 | Read more

Industry Round-Up Sept 2011

Updates from Fokker Services, AJ Walter, Gulfstream

2nd Sep 2011 | Read more

Cargo carriers’ road to recovery

Asian cargo carriers are gearing up for long-term growth, despite a gloomy near-term outlook. Emma Kelly reports.

28th Jan 2011 | Read more

Emirates surges to record first half

With traffic on the rebound, Emirates has posted a massive 352 percent surge in first-half profit. At the same time, the carrier has committed itself to a dramatic expansion of its fleet.

13th Dec 2010 | Read more

General News. September 2010.

A glance at Aviation News. Sept, 2010.

1st Sep 2010 | Read more

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