The week in brief
By Hpanchal on October 10, 2013
Posted in Air Cargo World News
- An 80-tonne mobile gas turbine power plant (pictured above) for a government program to increase the reliability of the energy system of Kaliningrad, Russia, has been transported from Abakan, Russia, by Volga-Dnepr Airlines. The outsize cargo, carried onboard one of the airline’s AN-124-100 freighters, measured 20 meters (65 feet) in length and more than four meters (13 feet) in height and width.
- Boeing and Royal Brunei Airlines marked the delivery of the 787 Dreamliner, the first for the flag carrier of the Sultanate of Brunei and for Southeast Asia. The airplane departed Paine Field in Everett, Wash., for a non-stop flight to Bandar Seri Begawan International Airport in Brunei.
- IAG reported that cargo traffic in September fell by 7.2 percent year over year and 8.2 percent year to date. Iberia’s cargo dropped 20.2 percent year over year, and British Airways’ freight decreased by 4.2 percent.
- Trans-Expedite, Inc., a logistics company, was awarded the Best Diverse Supplier Award for Cisco Systems at the Supplier Appreciation event in San Jose, Calif. The company was one of 18 suppliers given an award. Trans-Expedite is owned by a woman.
- AMI, a trade-only airfreight and express wholesaler, has officially launched its click2ship service in Australia, after a successful three-month pilot. click2ship was first launched in the UK in 2010. Using click2ship, customers can obtain all-inclusive quotes online, convert these to bookings, arrange collection and then track their shipments to destination.
- Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) redelivered the first of two Kahala Aviation B737-400SF 11 pallet conversions. The first freighter to deliver is a B737-400SF built in 1991 and has been leased to Jet Time A/S, a Danish charter airline. The conversion was performed at AEI’s Authorized Conversion Center, Commercial Jet Services in Dothan, Ala.
- A joint venture between Worldwide Flight Services, a global provider of ground handling, and Royal Jordanian Airlines has been awarded the exclusive contract to provide Meet & Assist Services at the new Queen Alia International Airport terminal in Amman, Jordan. The tender represents WFS’ first operation in the Middle East.
Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. redelivered the first of two Kahala Aviation B737-400SF 11 pallet conversions.