FTKs reflect Asia Pacific volatility

Freight tonne kilometres (FTK) have risen slightly since April, but are still below the yearly high seen in March, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) June figures.

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UK Confederation of British Industry supports night flights

In the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Flying High report published last week ,it has backed the government's policy of maintaining night flights quotas for air cargo until a review scheduled for 2017.

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CAA and FAA produce battery videos

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released a series of videos warning of the potential danger posed to aircraft from the carriage of lithium batteries.

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Shannon to be ASL Lockheed LM-100J base

Shannon Airport is to be the base for some of ASL Aviation Group's Lockheed Martin LM-100J Super Hercules fleet once the type enters into service from 2018.

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Airbus, Fokker, KLM to pitch drone

AIRBUS DEFENCE & SPACE, KLM, Twente University in Enschede (Netherlands), and the Dutch aerospace company Fokker, are part of a group which will propose an unmanned cargo aircraft project to the European Union (EU).

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MH17: IATA calls for new risk assessments

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to take the lead in changing how airspace risk assessments are made following the 17 July crash in eastern Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

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Schiphol's June is lower than May, April, March

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol handled 134,350 tonnes in June, down from the previous three months of May, April and March.

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Airfreight rises 1.2% for American Airlines

The freight divisions of the merged American Airlines Group, American Airlines Cargo and US Airways Cargo, recorded an airfreight increase of 1.2 per cent to 193.4 million cargo-tonnes miles (CTMs) in June, compared to the same month last year.

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Airforwarders Association warns Carnet changes to increase costs

The Airforwarders Association (AfA) is warning that changes to ATA Carnets will hike up their costs.

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Ethiopian hopes for single African market

Ethiopian Airlines has responded to the International Air Transport Association's calls for a liberalised African market and informed Air Cargo Week (ACW) of its expectations, which include a single African aviation market.

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Business angered by airport capacity in-action

A group of 50 business leaders has described the response from the UK government to an interim report on airport expansion as, "deeply disappointing," in an open letter to the UK media.

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FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW: Lockheed Martin gets LM-100J customer

Lockheed Martin has obtained a letter of intent from South African company ASL Aviation Group for 10 LM-100J Super Hercules, the civilian version of Lockheed's military cargo transport C-130J Super Hercules. 

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Malaysia Airlines releases MH17 cargo manifest

Malaysia Airlines has released the cargo manifest and air waybill for its flight MH17, the Boeing 777-200 extended range aircraft that crashed in eastern Ukraine on 17 July.

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Air France outsources to WFS at Paris-Orly Airport

Air France has outsourced its cargo handling at Paris-Orly Airport to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) with a five-year cargo and mail handling contract.

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FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW: Airbus A330-200Fceo only for now

Airbus launched its Airbus A330 new engine option (neo) at the Farnborough International Airshow on 14 July, but no neo product for its freighter version, despite announcing 33.2 billion euros of commitments for its A330neo aircraft. 

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FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW: Boeing upbeat, despite forecast

Boeing's commercial airplanes division president Ray Conner is encouraged by what he sees as four per cent growth in the freighter market, despite his own company's forecast predicting fewer cargo aircraft being sold until 2031.

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Third quarter for Envirotainer ULD debut

September could see a new approved Envirotainer unit load device (ULD) on the market with active heating and cooling capabilities costing $2,847 for an 11-day lease.

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Transshipments are the tops

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (HACTL) has claimed an 11.5 per cent rise overall in cargo through its SuperTerminal 1 during the first six months of this year, compared to 2013.

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Air France-KLM cannot stop freight falling in June

Air France KLM's (AF-KLM) cargo volumes continue to fall with the airline's June data following its April results and showing all its regions' revenue tonne kilometres (RTK) declining, for which the carrier blames market over capacity. 

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Philippine, Etihad cargo linkup

Etihad Airways is reaching further into the Asian market through a strategic deal with Philippine Airlines (PAL). 

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Published: 20/08/12
Another aid flight reaches Bamako

UPS has delivered 71 tonnes of relief supplies to Bamako, Mali, in a bid to halt an outbreak of cholera.

The shipment included water purification units for 25,000 people; emergency medical aid for a further 25,000; rehydration salt for two million; high energy biscuits for 39,000 children and 497 tents that can accommodate up to 10 people each.

Currently more than 18.7 million people lack access to sufficient food and more than one million children under the age of five are at risk of dying from malnutrition in the Sahel region.

The aid agencies involved in the UPS flight included CARE, Americares, UNICEF, Shelterbox and Interaction.

"When a humanitarian crisis occurs, logistics immediately becomes key to saving lives. This is the third movement of critical relief supplies to the Sahel region of Africa that UPS has been involved in since April as there's a lot of need," said Dan Brutto, president of UPS International. "UPS's role has been to utilize our capabilities to efficiently deliver our NGO partners' supplies by consolidating them and we're honoured to be able to help provide our expertise."

Dr. Helene Gayle, CARE's president and CEO added: "The food crisis in the Sahel is dire, and made more so because there hasn't been the outpouring of support we've seen in the past to address the critical needs of millions. With this commitment from UPS, we can help thousands in need of basic nutrition."

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that as of August 14, there were 140 reported cases of cholera in Mali and 11 deaths.

"Malnutrition weakens immune systems and makes children and adults more susceptible to disease, and unclean water increases the risk of contracting deadly diarrheal diseases," noted AmeriCares medical director Dr. Frank Bia. "Our medicines and supplies will potentially save thousands of lives."