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Leading logistics provider Agility has named Essa Al-Saleh as president and chief executive offi cer of its Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) unit, which is the company’s private sector, core global logistics businesses. Previously, Al-Saleh was Agility’s managing director for corporate development. Royal Jordanian Airlines has inaugurated the first phase of a multi-million dinar investment programme […]


Leading logistics provider Agility has named Essa Al-Saleh as president and chief executive offi cer of its Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) unit, which is the company’s private sector, core global logistics businesses. Previously, Al-Saleh was Agility’s managing director for corporate development.


Royal Jordanian Airlines has inaugurated the first phase of a multi-million dinar investment programme to upgrade the Royal Jordanian Cargo Terminal at Queen Alia International Airport. New shelves and pallet storage facilities will be introduced before the end of 2007.


Lufthansa Cargo said it will receive the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)certificate. The IOSA programme was initiated by IATA in 2003 for the purpose of enhancing operational flight safety. Up to now, IOSA registration has been achieved by 144 airlines, among them 121 IATA member-carriers.


Virgin Atlantic plans to buy up to 24 Boeing 787s as part of an effort to remain competitive on Atlantic routes and to address concerns about carbon emissions. The purchase is worth $3.6 billion. In another development, Virgin Airlines aims to become the first airline using biofuels. Boeing and GE are working on the development of a biofuel-powered jet.


Aeroflot Cargo has signed a letter of intent with Ilyushin France for the lease of six new Il-96-400Ts. Two aircraft will be delivered in 2008, one in 2009 and three in 2010.