Courier & Mail


  • SIA/Emirates ordered to cooperate with investigation

    Singapore Airlines and Emirates have been forced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to cooperate in the ACCC’s investigation into price-fixing after a Federal Court judge ruled that air cargo bound for Australia from overseas was not...... Read More
  • Redoubt ash disrupts Anchorage flights

    Volcanic activity at Mount Redoubt – about 180 kilometres southwest of Anchorage, Alaska – since 22 March has seen eruptions sending plumes of steam and ash up to 50,000 feet skyward forcing some air cargo flights destined for technical...... Read More
  • TNT and Con-way strike new partnership

    TNT and Con-way Freight announced a partnership to link their respective road networks in Europe and the US, in what they say will translate to cost-effective, high quality express freight services between both sides of the Atlantic. The agreement...... Read More
  • Decline continues for European carriers

    Air cargo has “all but collapsed,” according to the Association of European Airlines (AEA), who said traffic volumes were down by around a fifth for the first two months of the year, the worst figures on record. Passenger traffic...... Read More
  • 1,000 more FedEx employees lose jobs

    FedEx has cut 1,000 jobs worldwide in an attempt to save more than US$1 billion in costs as the global economy flattens freight volumes. The cuts are in addition to earlier layoffs of 900 people from FedEx Freight in...... Read More
  • Continuous descent for Europe by 2013

    Starting in 2013, up to 100 European airports will take part in a plan to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by half a million tonnes a year by using Continuous Descent Approach (CDA) landings. The CDA approach allows planes...... Read More
  • 100% of IATA carriers meet IOSA safety audit

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that all 224 of its member airlines, comprising 93 per cent of all scheduled international air traffic, are listed on the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registry.  “Today is a...... Read More
  • MD-11 crash raises history of problems

    The FedEx MD-11 aircraft that slammed into the runway and burst into flames Monday morning while landing at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport during windy conditions has raised the issue of the aircraft’s overly sensitive flight-control systems and reputation for...... Read More
  • IATA ups ’09 forecast with $4.7B industry loss

    Estimated losses for the global air industry are expected to nearly double from December’s forecast for 2009 as air carriers grapple with the worst crisis in over 60 years, with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) saying a significant...... Read More
  • Narita airport reopens main runway

    Tokyo’s Narita international airport reopened its main runway Tuesday, freeing up desperately needed capacity at Japan’s busiest international airport a day after a FedEx cargo plane crashed in a ball of fire, killing two US pilots. Workers overnight cleared...... Read More