April 2014


From the Editor

  • The mystery of MH370

    The ever more complicated and deepening mystery surrounding the missing Malaysia Airways flight MH370 continues to grip the world – in equal parts empathy and morbid fascination – as the search now, having shifted yet again, focuses on the South Indian Ocean.... Read More

Cover Story

  • ACC3: Are you ready?

    “Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken,” observed the 18th century writer, Jonathan Swift. But one promise best kept, is the one many airlines made back in early 2012. That promise, by carriers bringing cargo into Europe was embodied in a declaration of commitment signed with the European Union which accorded them ‘ACC3’ status. But that was the easy part. With a 1 July deadline for validation fast approaching, carriers brining cargo into Europe risk being banned should they break that promise. Donald Urquhart reports.... Read More

IATA World Cargo Symposium

  • FedEx’s Smith warns on future of air cargo

    Speaking at the Opening Plenary of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) World Cargo Symposium 2014 in Los Angeles in mid-March, FedEx founder, chairman and CEO Fred Smith gave a nod to the event’s theme – ‘Transformation through Innovation’ saying it was particularly relevant given that the air cargo industry “is in the midst of a profound transformation that requires new ways of thinking about our future.” Donald Urquhart reports from Los Angeles.... Read More

Belly Ache

  • I ata know better!

    I ata know better! This edition of Belly Ache will surely strike a familiar chord for many of you, as we’re quite sure, like us, you’re all used to receiving those absurdly obvious scam emails about so-and-so’s uncle who was an ex-general in Nigeria, or Uganda, or somewhere and rather inconveniently died leaving millions of dollars, or gold and gems stuck in a bank somewhere.... Read More