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In their long-running struggle over proposed retirement plan changes, members of the German pilots union, Vereinigung Cockpit (VC), have turned up the heat on Lufthansa by extending its current two-day strike for short-haul routes to include long-haul... Read more
Volumes are expected to be robust among Europe’s freight forwarders through next month, according to Danske Bank’s latest European Freight Forwarding Index report for September 2014. Airfreight was the strongest segment mentioned in the report, reaching... Read more

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Despite an 8 percent, year-over-year, revenue surge, Atlas Air’s fourth quarter net income fell from $41.6 million to $33.5 million, year-over-year. Such discrepancies also... Read more
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President Obama ratified the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 on February 14, putting an end to the five-year-long saga that led to the 13-day partial shutdown of the U.S... Read more
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The U.S. and the EU, the world’s largest markets for organics, have signed an agreement to boost the trade of organic goods while protecting product integrity. Starting June 1,... Read more
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Bolstering trade links between the U.S. and its global network is a key goal of Emirates SkyCargo. With Emirates’ recent launch of daily passenger service to Dallas/Fort Worth... Read more
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After a lengthy investigation by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, OHL Solutions, formerly ActivAir Inc., has agreed to pay $1 million for failing to screen cargo... Read more
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ST Aerospace and EADS EFW have agreed to partner with Airbus to develop a conversion passenger-to-freighter (P2F) program for the A330-300 and the A330-200. The first conversions... Read more
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Cathay Pacific and Dragonair experienced a 19.5 percent, year-over-year, decline in cargo carried last month. At the same time, capacity fell by 6.7 percent, year over year. Load... Read more
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Weakened economies around the world haven’t impaired freight carriers’ Valentine’s Day flower volumes, according to several reports. On the contrary, numerous airlines have... Read more
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Airbus has successfully completed the world’s first test flight utilizing I4-D air traffic management technology. This technology results in lower carbon emissions and shorter,... Read more
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Japan Airlines has applied to the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for anti-trust immunity in order to enter an alliance with the International... Read more
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Korean Air has acquired a 747-8F and a 777F from Boeing, making it the world’s first carrier to operate both freighters. Korean plans to fly the 747-8F on its transpacific route... Read more
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After five years of delays and 23 temporary extensions, the U.S. Senate passed the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 on February 6. Airlines for America President Nicholas... Read more
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A strike by SNPL, France’s largest pilot union, grounded nearly one-quarter of Air France’s flights from February 6-9. All flights are expected to resume as scheduled on February... Read more
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With the recent U.S. announcement that a military drawdown will start as early as next year instead of 2014, as originally planned, there could soon be a heavy demand for airlift... Read more
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The past year ended with a whimper for wide-body cargo aircraft, with two pure freighter outfits, Cargoitalia and Jade Cargo, exiting the market. Combination carriers were also... Read more
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