Cargo key in Air China, Air New Zealand deal

Air New Zealand and Air China's proposed alliance will place an importance on the movement of high value cargo. 

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AEI begins MD-80SF conversion

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has started a third Boeing MD-80 Special Freighter (SF) conversion to Aeronaves, a year after the Mexican airline ordered the aircraft.

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Hainan Airlines makes biofuel flight

Hainan Airlines has operated a commercial flight with biofuel, which it says is a key environmental milestone for China's aviation industry.

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India to build cargo terminals at 24 airports

The Airport Authority of India (AIA) is to build cargo terminals at 24 airports, subject to feasibility studies.

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UKIP 7 May win could see Manston buyout

Manston Airport is the subject of a government probe to report after the UK general election, but the gateway's local council electoral result could make the investigation futile.

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2015 sees Asia Pacific take-off

Asia Pacific airlines have seen freight tonne kilometres (FTK) surge by 20.5 per cent for February driven by robust demand for Asia exports, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).

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Mumbai cargo rises, revenue share to fall

Cargo revenue at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai's gateway, declined in the 2013-14 fiscal year, but it is set to climb in 2014-15, according to a government study.

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Cargo terminal to be built by Finnair at Helsinki

Finnair has approved the construction of a cargo terminal at Helsinki Airport, to be opened in early 2017, with special holding areas for pharmaceuticals and perishables.

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FAA approves drone testing

Online retailer  Amazon has been issued an experimental airworthiness certificate by the US government's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for research and development into unmanned aircraft, also known as drones.

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Fuel surcharges likely to return

IAG Cargo will not be removing the fuel surcharge from its services for freight originating from Hong Kong (China), but industry analysts see carriers having to bring the charge back anyway.

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Expanded UK hub must connect to regions

Airlines must secure sufficient slots at an expanded hub airport in the South East of the UK to maintain services at smaller airports, a UK parliamentary report has found.

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Kent council, UK parliament trade blows

Kent County Council (KCC) has heavily criticised the UK parliamentary Smaller Airports report that states that KCC failed to analyse a buyout of South East England's Manston Airport.

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IATA World Cargo Symposium: China, Africa e-commerce offers riches

E-commerce is coming to Africa and logistics networks from China to the emerging economies of the fragile continent are a focus for global general sale agent ECS.

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IATA World Cargo Symposium: Punish the dangerous shippers

Governments need to take strong action against those who deliberately abuse dangerous goods shipping regulations, International Air Transport Association (IATA) cargo committee chairman, and Cathay Pacific director of cargo, James Woodrow says.

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$20,000 from IATA for CANtrack

CANTRACK, developed by CHEP Aerospace Solutions IT director, Floris Kleijn (see above far right), has been awarded $20,000 to further develop the product, for winning the first International Air Transport Association (IATA) air cargo innovation award.

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IATA World Cargo Symposium: Aviation safer than before 9/11

Aviation is much safer than before the 11 September 2001 attack, but the media's reaction can force legislation to be over the top, says The International Air Cargo Association's (TIACA) secretary general, Doug Brittin (left to right, Doug Brittin and Enno Osinga).

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IATA World Cargo Symposium: Is China the key to future growth?

China will be key to any future airfreight growth, but is also a danger to world trade according to analysts at the International Air Transport Asssociation's (IATA) ninth World Cargo Symposium, held last week in Shanghai (China).

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IATA World Cargo Symposium: Airfreight must pay its way

Falling yields, oil prices, growing capacity, digital processes and e-commerce volumes, the picture painted of the air cargo industry at the International Air Transport Association's ninth World Cargo Symposium, held in Shanghai (China) last week, was one of mixed blessings. 

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IATA World Cargo Symposium: How many is the freighter question

There will be a market for freighters, but the question is how many because of the challenge of ever more fuel efficient bellyhold aircraft, according to a panel of airline executives.

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IATA World Cargo Symposium: Bali trade agreement needs ratifying

The Bali trade facilitation agreement must be ratified to boost airfreight, industry leaders tell the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) ninth World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Shanghai (China) this week.

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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."