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  • 01 Feb 2007

    Menzies buys Gearey’s Aircraft Services

    Menzies Aviation has acquiredGearey’s Aircraft Services, a providerof cargo handling services at CalgaryInternational Airport. The private-held family business beganoperations in warehouse handlingalmost ten years ago. Their major customers are Westjet,America West and Continental, togetherwith Air North Yukon AirlinesFCS truck...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    Icelandair picks SGS for ground handling

    Icelandair has signed an agreementwith SAS Ground Services (SGS) forground handling. It covers services atthe airports at Oslo and Bergen in Norwayand Stockholm and Gothenburg inSweden. De-icing service at Oslo airportis also included. The new contract together with SGS’current...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    Finnair switches to Aviapartner

    Aviapartner has signed a contractwith Finnair for the provision of cargohandlingservices in Brussels, Amsterdamand Paris-CDG. The contract in Brussels and Amsterdamhas been effective since thebeginning of December. In Paris-CDG,Aviapartner has started handling Finnair’scargo from the beginning ofJanuary. For the...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    Aramex invests in wireless system

    Aramex has implemented a newUS$1.5 million wireless system thatenables its ground couriers to transmitcollection and delivery information inreal-time through new mobile handheldscanners. Aramex ground couriers in theGulf countries, in addition to Jordanand Lebanon, now use these devices.The new system...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    Pemco inks Bluebird Cargo contract

    US-based freighter conversionspecialist, Pemco Aviation Group hasannounced that its subsidiary, PemcoWorld Air Services has signed a newcontract with Iceland-based BluebirdCargo to convert two B737-400s tofreighter configuration. The work willtake place at the STAECO facility inJinan, China following Pemco’s 2005partnership...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    Airbus confirms orders for A330-200F

    Airbus has been given the go-aheadfor the industrial launch of the A330-200 Freighter and confirmed that GuggenheimAviation Partners, FlyingtonFreighters and Intrepid Leasing havesigned orders for a total of 32 AirbusA330-200 Freighters. US-based Guggenheim AviationPartners acting on behalf of one...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    MAE to convert 87 757’s for FedEx.

    ST Mobile Aerospace Engineering(MAE), the US subsidiary of Singapore-based ST Technologies Aerospace,has signed a massive Passenger-To-Freighter (PTF) conversion contractof 87 B757-200s with FedEx Express.Commencing in 2007, the contract isfor 87 aircraft. The contract follows last year’s decisionby FedEx to...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    CARGO 2000, IATA in e-freight pact

    IATA e-freight and Cargo 2000 saidthey have committed to work togetheron common industry process and standards,built on a unified campaign todrive quality and complete industry coveragefor electronic data interchange. IATA e-freight and Cargo 2000 aresignificant industry initiatives withinthe IATA...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    HAL forms JV with Irkut Corp

    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited hasentered into a $700 million joint ventureagreement with Irkut Corporationof Russia for manufacturing 60 tonnemulti role transport aircraft (MRTA)the Economic Times reported. Under this 50:50 venture, IlyushinDesign Bureau of Russia will design theMRTA and Irkut Corporation...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    DHL to develop RFID for pharma industry

    DHL has developed a new, pioneeringtechnology for the pharmaceuticalindustry that significantly improves themonitoring of temperature-controlledshipments. The new sensor tag is a combinationof temperature sensor and RFID radiochip. It permits continuous monitoringand recording of a pre-definedtemperature range as well as...... Read More