The week in brief
- Qatar Airways has become the newest operator of the Airbus A330-200F (pictured above) following the delivery of the first of three Trent 700 powered aircraft. These aircraft will be used on Qatar Airways’ international freight network and will replace its A300-600Fs.
- IAG Cargo will provide additional cargo capacity on flights from Hyderabad, India to London. The capacity will be generated from an additional weekly passenger flight originating at Hyderabad International Airport, serviced by a Boeing 767 aircraft. The additional flight begins March 31.
- Crane Worldwide Logistics, one of the world’s fastest-growing third party logistics companies, has opened its first African office in Johannesburg. The company also has its eye on Mozambique and beyond.
- Rehrig Pacific Company, a leading manufacturer of reusable transport packaging systems, was named the 2013 Supplier of the Year by the All Star Association, whose membership includes more than 300 dairy-related plants. The association’s “Thoroughbred Award” is presented to the company that has exemplified outstanding products and customer service to the All Star members from the previous year and has introduced new solutions to the members and the dairy industry.
- Worldwide Flight Services, which provides ground services for cargo and passengers around the world, has won a ground handling license at Manchester Airport in the U.K. and won Turkish Airlines as its launch customer. WFS will begin handling at the airport April 1.
- Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. has been selected by Cargo Air of Bulgaria to provide one B737-400SF 11 Pallet passenger to freighter conversion. The aircraft, a B737-400, MSN 24474, was built in 1989 and is undergoing freighter modification at AEI’s Authorized Conversion Center in Miami.
- AirBridgeCargo, part of the Volga-Dnepr Group, and CHEP Aerospace Solutions have agreed to extend their Unit Load Device outsourcing and management agreement until mid-2018. CHEP Aerospace Solutions supplies and manages more than 5,000 ULDs, predominantly cargo pallets, each month on AirBridgeCargo’s scheduled routes between Russia, Asia, Europe and North America.
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