May 2011

World Air Cargo Event Report


Law Matters

AFA Supplement


FIATA 2010

IATA 2011




  • The crusading captain

    Charismatic and passionate, Captain Gopinath made his mark on the Indian aviation market by pioneering India’s first true low cost carrier – Air Deccan – following his dream of enabling “every Indian to fly at least once in his/her lifetime”. Next on his agenda, a role in Indian politics and a new logistics business.... Read More




  • Cargo market improving but changes afoot

    Air cargo industry leaders have expressed "cautious confidence" in the recovery of the air cargo market, according to a recent survey of 30 CEOs of top global air cargo companies by consultancy firm Oliver Wyman. The survey revealed that the recovery in the air cargo market is still fragile and subject to far-reaching changes as a result of last year's crisis. By Donald Urquhart.... Read More
  • Jade aims to turn Chengdu into key cargo hub

    In early December Jade Cargo inked a strategic cooperation agreement with the Chengdu Municipal Government to help turn the province into an important aviation hub for Central and Western China. The airline plans to adopt a three-prong strategy to make Chengdu Shuangliu Airport a spring-board into Europe. Wong Joon San reports from Chengdu.... Read More



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FREIGHTER Supplement

  • AEI selects fourth conversion centre

    Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI), has announced that it has selected Commercial Jet’s (CJ’s) new 400,000 square-foot facility at the Dothan Regional Airport (DHN) in Dale County, Alabama as its fourth AEI Authorized Conversion Center (AACC). Commercial Jet’s Alabama facility will provide B737-300SF,B737- 400SF and MD80SF Passenger to Freighter Conversions and Maintenance for AEI customers.... Read More
  • Pemco to double B737-300 P2Fs

    Pemco World Air Services has said it will likely double its P2F freighter conversion of Boeing 737-300 and -400 aircraft and soon will announce a programme for a new 737 variant, according to Kevin Casey, president of the Tampa, Florida based conversion and maintenance company.... Read More
  • B757 feedstock for conversions hits sweetspot

    After a long hard winter that’s lasted for a few years, the conversion market for Precision Conversions’ niche area of B757-200 passenger to freighter and passenger to combi looks finally set to turn. And the timing couldn’t be better – record levels of feedstock are beginning to flow. By Donald Urquhart.... Read More
  • Freighters: Going the way of the dinosaurs?

    With ongoing global economic lethargy causing continued stagnation in air cargo markets and new capacity mostly in the form of passenger bellies, continuously being added, many have questioned the long term viability of freighters. But a recent industry panel comprised of key executives from all-cargo carriers, combination carriers and a freight forwarder, unanimously agreed freighters are here to stay, but that a market correction – possibly with casualties – is inevitable. Donald Urquhart reports from Hong Kong.... Read More


ULD & Perishables Supplement

  • CHEP sees dichotomy in the current market

    While there is simply no escaping the negative impact of an air cargo market so flat, it makes the Sahara Desert look positively hilly, but tough times also force often much needed change and a focus on efficiencies. For CHEP Aerospace Solutions, a recognised leader in Unit Load Device (ULD) management and maintenance outsourcing, the prolonged downturn in the industry has had varying impacts. By Donald Urquhart.... Read More