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The week in brief

By Hpanchal on May 17, 2013
  • Royal Brunei Airlines (pictured above) signed a worldwide cargo partnership agreement with Air Logistics Sdn Bhd, a joint venture company between BIACC Sdn Bhd and Air Logistics Networks Limited, a UK-based company and a subsidiary of Air Logistics Group, the world’s leading cargo General Sales and Service Agent Air Logistics Group. This partnership will be in full force in three months and will activate Air Logistics Group global network of 71 offices for the worldwide sales and marketing of RB cargo capacity.
  • Flavio Renfer, 43, managing partner and principal of Covio S.A. Aviation Services, Zurich-Kloten, exclusive agent of Chapman Freeborn in Switzerland, died after a brief illness May 8. Renfer served the air cargo industry in various managerial functions for more than 18 years.
  • NAV CANADA air traffic controllers are now handling flights at Edmonton International Airport from a new air traffic control tower, which crowns the airport's new eight-story Central Tower. The tower incorporates environmentally friendly design elements that reflect environmental considerations. The airport is seeking Leadership in Energy and Environment Design Silver Certification for Central Tower.
  • Etihad Cargo has unveiled its new loyalty program for freight forwarders called CargoConnect, a free mileage-earning program that rewards companies for every booking made with the airline. CargoConnect allows members to earn Etihad Guest Miles for net revenue paid on Etihad Cargo. Some of the benefits include being able to redeem miles for flights, upgrades or choose from more than 6,000 items in the Etihad Guest Rewards Shop. Customers can register at www.etihadcargo.com.
  • China Airlines has presented GAC Taiwan with its Air Freight Award in recognition of its achievement of reaching US$1 million in revenue with the airline during 2012.
  • Airbus, Air Canada and BioFuelNet Canada, hosted by McGill University, have formed a partnership to assess Canadian solutions for the production of sustainable alternative jet fuels with the long-term goal to supply Air Canada. The first assessment is expected by the end of 2013.
  • IAG Cargo customers can now book services via the iagcargo.com web portal for the first time. The launch of e-booking marks a step forward in IAG Cargo's goal of offering a full range of online services.

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