February 2011

Cover Story

  • Air cargo at full throttle again

    With the global economic crisis now having mostly receded, optimism has returned to the commercial aviation market. That positive outlook, tinged with what is perhaps a wise degree of cautiousness can be seen in the detailed forecasts of the global aircraft market by duopolists, Boeing and Airbus. By Donald Urquhart.... Read More


  • Postal performance

    Product and service innovation plus a customer focused mindset are key factors that differentiate high performers in the postal sector. By Brian Moran and Andre Pharand.... Read More

From the Editor


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IT & Equipment






  • Kuwait's NAS targets regional growth

    With a modest start at Kuwait International Airport, National Aviation Services (NAS) has rapidly sought out expansion opportunities in emerging markets and now has cargo operations at 15 airports in the Middle East and India. But not content to stop there and given fresh optimism by the economic recovery, NAS is continuing to pursue its relatively low-key, but clearly aggressive expansion strategy. By Donald Urquhart.... Read More
  • India's ground handling policy stalls yet again

    It is a familiar story and one that has been heard with astounding regularity since February 2007 - that is of course India's Ground Handling policy (GHP) that we are referring to. To say that it has had a chequered past would be an understatement. Every time the government has decided to introduce it, there has been opposition to it - whether from the private carriers or the security agencies. Manfred Singh gives us an update.... Read More
  • Chinese ground handlers see growth in 2010

    With the recovery of the airfreight market last year, South Chinese airport Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport reported handling 1.14 million tonnes of air freight in 2010, while Shenzhen Baoan International Airport handled 808,800 tonnes of air freight over the same period. By Wong Joon San.... Read More
  • Europe eyes moves to woo Chinese air cargo

    The European Commission is studying how to improve inefficiencies at European airports to resolve many of the current issues they face, including ground handling liberalisation, so that the 27 member states can benefit from the rapid economic growth of Mainland China, dubbed the 'World's Factory'. By Wong Joon San.... Read More