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  • 01 Apr 2007

    Russia: An-124 link-up agreed

    Russian Antonov-124 large freighteroperator Volga-Dnepr’s plans to relaunchthe Ruslan freighter haveadvanced with the signing of the firstpartner to a joint venture company. Ukraine engine manufacturerMotor Sich has signed to join the companynamed Cargo Flight Vehicles tosupervise the programme. Volga-Dnepr...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    Russia: SAT starts Seoul flight for DHL

    SAT Airlines has started to carryout cargo charter flights from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to Seoul under a contractwith DHL Express, Russia & CIS EnergyNewswire reported. SAT Airlines commercial directorSergei Burdinsky told Interfax. "A contractto charter our An-24 was signedwith DHL Express...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    Russia: New logistics centre in Khabarovsk

    Following the completion of thedesign by Logopark Amur LLC, theconstruction of a new logistic centre inKhabarovsk in the Russian Far East inAugust, SeaNews Agency reported. The complex will be constructedunder the project "Megalogics", whichprovides for the construction of severalmodern...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    Russia: Aeroflot picks Airbus A350XWB

    Russian flag carrier Aeroflot hassigned a memorandum of understandingfor 22 Airbus A350XWB aircraft.Aeroflot’s decision brings the totalnumber of orders and commitments forthe Airbus A350XWB to 248. Aeroflotwill also further increase its Airbus fleetwith ten new A330-200s, which will beacquired...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    EUROPE: FAGSA warns IATA on surcharges

    FAGSA, the Federation of GeneralSales Agents, offered airlines at theIATA World Cargo Symposium inMexico in mid February a last chanceto settle the issue of commissions onsurcharges. FAGSA president Carlo Talei FranzesiTalei addressed the conference,urging airlines to start a dialogue...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    EUROPE: FAGSA warns IATA on surcharges

    FAGSA, the Federation of GeneralSales Agents, offered airlines at theIATA World Cargo Symposium inMexico in mid February a last chanceto settle the issue of commissions onsurcharges. FAGSA president Carlo Talei FranzesiTalei addressed the conference,urging airlines to start a dialogue...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    EUROPE: European Union plans AEO implementation

    In the wake of the implementationof the Customs – Trade PartnershipAgainst Terrorism (C-TPAT) in the US,and in keeping with the World CustomsOrganisation’s Framework of Standardsfor Security and Safety in the SupplyChain, the European Union (EU) hasintroduced the Authorised EconomicOperator...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    EUROPE: Slots become free at EFW

    EFW-EADS, the freighter conversionarm of Airbus, has unexpectedly founditself with seven free slots at its Dresdenplant due to the cancellation of someorders, sources in the company haveadmitted. The company previously hadall its conversion slots spoken for until2010 and beyond....... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    EUROPE: EC updates airline ‘blacklist’

    For the first time, the EuropeanCommission (EC) has withdrawn twocarriers from the list of banned airlines,after the carriers took decisive actionto remedy their failings. African cargo carrier DAS Air Cargo,Dairo Air Services (Uganda / Kenya)and Thailand’s Phuket Air have...... Read More
  • 01 Apr 2007

    EUROPE: Alitalia fails to attract real bids

    The Italian government has failedto attract any preliminary bids forbankrupt Alitalia from potential majorairline partners. The only significant internationalbid came from US airline buyout specialistTexas Pacific private investmentfirm – which bought and turned aroundContinental Airlines in the US in...... Read More