Courier & Mail


  • 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
  • US forwarders say screening hurdles remain

    Testifying recently before a US congressional subcommittee, the executive director of the US Airforwarders Association (AFA), Brandon Fried, acknowledged progress had been made on screening cargo in the belly holds of passenger aircraft, but warned three primary challenges still...... Read More
  • FedEx MD-11 crashes while landing at Narita

    A FedEx cargo aircraft en route from China has crashed this morning while attempting to land at Tokyo’s Narita airport in strong winds, bursting into flames and killing two pilots on board. The FedEx MD-11 was coming from Guangzhou,...... Read More
  • Qatar, Saudi up aviation cooperation

    Qatar and Saudi Arabia have agreed to improve cooperation between the two countries’ aviation markets with a deal recently signed by Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) and the Qatar Authority for Civil Aviation. “By this agreement,...... Read More
  • ASEAN must aim high in market liberalisation

    ASEAN has missed the December 2008 deadline to open markets between capital cities on a multilateral basis, said the director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA), Giovanni Bisignani. “Malaysia must be a strong voice encouraging...... Read More