- Volga-Dnepr has added another IL-76TD-90VD, with a 50-tonne capacity, to its fleet. The plane is Volga-Dnepr’s fifth freighter of that type.
- After inking a deal in April to collaborate on commercial aircraft technologies and the development of sustainable biofuels, Boeing and Embraer have linked up for military transport. Under a new agreement, Boeing and Embraer will share knowledge about the KC-390 aircraft program and evaluate where they can pool their sales resources for medium-lift military transport opportunities.
- DHL Express has teamed up with charitable organization Pizzas 4 Patriots to fly 30,000 pizzas to U.S. servicemen and women stationed in Afghanistan over the 4th of July. DHL, which is donating the staff, infrastructure and resources to execute the task, will ship the pizzas from Illinois-based Great Kitchens to Afghanistan via cargo jets.
- Boeing has signed an MoU with the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation to jointly establish training programs covering flight, air traffic control, dispatch and maintenance technology.
- NEO Air Charter has named Active Airline Representatives as its general sales agent for the Netherlands. Under this agreement, Active — which represents Aeroflot, Coyne Airways, Olympic Air and Rossyia, as well as the 18 airlines managed by Leisure Cargo — will act as the local contact point for NEO inquiries.
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Airports Council International has signed an MoU with the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation to streamline data exchange between airport terminals and air traffic management systems. Under the new deal, the two associations will work together to support the global deployment of airport collaborative decision-making, or A-CDM. read more
Philippines budget carrier Cebu Pacific dominated its domestic airfreight market in the first quarter of 2012, carrying 22,100 tonnes. This volume exceeded the combined freight loads transported by competitors Philippine Airlines and Airphil Express, according to Civil Aeronautics Board data, and bested the carrier’s performance in the first quarter of 2011 by 23 percent. read more
Hong Kong International Airport continued its year-long reign as the No.1 cargo airport in the world in fiscal-year 2011-2012, despite a 5.9 percent, year-over-year, drop in traffic. In total, HKIA saw 3.9 million tonnes of cargo pass through its doors in the financial year that ended March 31, a volume that contributed to the airport’s 14.8 percent, year-over-year, revenue surge during the fiscal year. read more