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  • 01 Mar 2007

    Cargo volumes to triple at world’s airports

    A new Airports Council International (ACI) forecast, which highlights future traffic development from the perspective of the airport industry, predicts a tripling of current cargo volumes within the next 20 years. Releasing the ACI Global Traffic Forecast 2006 ¨C...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    Air Atlanta’s freighter dilemma

    The Iceland-based ACMI operator is excited to be getting its first B747-400Fs, but does that necessarily mean it is time to retire the -200Fs? Peter Conway analyses the dilemma.... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    Unisys gets major carrier for CPS

    Unisys said that Continental Airlines Cargo is now live on the Unisys-operated Cargo Portal Services (CPS), an electronic booking and shipment management service for the air cargo industry. Continental’s participation in CPS will give the airline’s air cargo clients...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    IAI, Mitsui to form JV for freighter conversions

    Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Bedek Aviation Group and Mitsui & Co have signed a contract to establish a 50:50 joint venture company that will convert B767-300 aircraft from passenger to special freighter configuration. IAI and Mitsui intend to establish...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    Pemco redelivers B737 Combi conversion

    Pemco Aviation Group, Inc. said that its Dothan, Alabama subsidiary, Pemco World Air Services, Inc., has redelivered to Alaska Airlines its combi conversion, which provides both passenger and freight capability simultaneously. The conversion is the first ever B737- 400...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    Kewill Systems buys IPACS e-Solutions

    UK-based Kewill Systems plc which specialises in global supply chain execution software and services, has announced the acquisition of Singapore- based IT solution provider IPACS e-Solutions (S) Pte Ltd, for an initial consideration of S$5.5 million (£1.85 million) in...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    Unisys develops new LMS for air freight

    Unisys said that it is developing a next-generation version of its Logistics Management System (LMS), which is used by many major air carriers to process approximately 25 percent of the world’s air freight. The enhancements will include new services...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    Envirotainer launches new data service

    Envirotainer has launched a new service that records crucial shipment data for customers transporting temperature- sensitive healthcare and life science products. RAPID (Rapid Access to Product Integrity Data) is available to users of Envirotainer’s RKN e1 compressor cooling and...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    BAE Systems extends freighter programmes

    BAE Systems Regional Aircraft expanded its freighter operations portfolio during 2006 and brought in more than US$350 million of new business overall, managing director Alan Fraser said. The ATP freighter programme secured further leases from lead operator West Air...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    Launches first freight payment bond in China

    Aktiv Group, a leading European insurance broker, has launched a multi-modal cover policy and a freight payment bond product into China’s fast growing freight forwarding sector, targeting thousands of small-to-medium sized companies. The freight payment bond is the first...... Read More