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AirBridgeCargo Celebrates 1,000 Flights in a Year

Jan 23, 2017 AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ exceeded 1,000 Boeing 747 freighter flights at Amsterdam Schiphol and Frankfurt airports for the first time since 2016.  AirBridgeCargo is now the largest all-cargo operator in Amsterdam and the second largest airline overall for tonnage after the national carrier. It is also the ... Read more

Ethiopian Airlines Announces Seven New Destinations

Jan 17, 2017 Africa's largest cargo airline, Ethiopian Airlines, has announced that within the first five months of the year they will be expanding their services to Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Guinea, Norway, China, Indonesia, and Singapore.   Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Airline's chief executive,... Read more

Jan 09, 2017 Airbus has assembled the basic core airframe of the initial Beluga XL high-capacity transport designed to replace the A300-600ST logistics fleet.   The airframe – based on an A330-200 freighter, with reinforcements – was assembled in December but has yet to be mated with ... Read more

Amazon's First Branded Cargo Plane

Dec 12, 2016 retail giant, Amazon, has released information on their first branded aircraft. Dubbed, "The Amazon One," this Boeing 767-300 is one of 40 aircraft that Amazon plans to lease from their air cargo provider Atlas Air. "Creating an air transportation network is expanding our capacity to ensure great delivery speeds for our Prime members for years to come,"said Dave Clark, Amazon's Senior Vice President of ... Read more

Airbus's A350

Dec 08, 2016 Airbus’s newest XWB (extra Wide Body) option, the A350-1000, took off early this morning (24 November) on its maiden flight. The maiden test flight out of Toulouse Blagnac and over south-western France marked the launch of the aircraft type’s flight-test programme. Three developmental aircraft ... Read more

Atlas Air

Oct 16, 2016 Boeing and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings announced an order to convert nine 767 passenger airplanes into Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF). Four of the orders were previously announced at the Farnborough International Airshow in July, attributed to an unidentified customer. Atlas Air Worldwide, based in Purchase, ... Read more

Lufthansa Cargo

Sep 13, 2016 Lufthansa Cargo has been awarded the CEIV seal by airline association IATA. Over recent months, as part of a complex procedure, independent specialists have reviewed. The airline's processes when transporting pharmaceuticals using the Cool/td Active and Cool/td Passive products and have assessed Lufthansa Cargo as exhibiting ... Read more

Jun 21, 2016 Pemco World Air Services (PEMCO) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with European-based aviation asset management company, Vallair, for a B737-400 passenger-to-freighter conversion. The agreement marks the first PEMCO-converted aircraft for Vallair. “We chose PEMCO based on their quality of work, countless years ... Read more

Lufthansa Cargo and Cathay Pacific Join Forces

Jun 06, 2016 More direct connections, greater flexibility and time savings combined with service enhancements – these are just some of the benefits customers will enjoy thanks to the cooperation between the cargo division of Cathay Pacific Airways, the leading air cargo carrier in Asia, and Lufthansa Cargo, Europe's ... Read more

Airbus Beluga XL

May 16, 2016 The first of Airbus’ five new Beluga XL airlifter “giants” will begin taking shape early next year, initiating the creation of a new jetliner fleet to transport complete sections of the company’s aircraft from production sites around Europe to final assembly lines in France, Germany ... Read more

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