April 2009

Cover Story

  • DB Schenker invests for the future

    With major investments continuing across Asia and energised by synergies created by the integration with BAX Global, DB Schenker’s Asian regional operation is upbeat about its future and the air cargo business across the region.... Read More


  • Asian cargo carriers doing best they can

    Asian cargo carriers have done pretty much all they can in dealing with the ongoing economic crisis that has paralysed the air cargo sector and left the industry with no visibility as to when things will recover, said the head of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).... Read More




  • SAE hits turbulence

    Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE)’s plans to be a major maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider for Airbus A340, A330, A320 and 737-300/400 aircraft has hit turbulence.... Read More
  • MASE plans capability expansion

    Despite the slowdown of the global MRO market, MAS Aerospace Engineering (MASE) is on an aggressive expansion programme to expand its capability for airframe heavy maintenance to include Airbus A340 and B767.... Read More
  • MASE-Qantas JV postponed again

    The start-up of the much-talked about MAS Aerospace Engineering Malaysia (MASE) Qantas maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) joint venture remains uncertain.... Read More
  • China remains a hotbed for MRO JVs

    Despite the global slowdown, China remains a hotbed for maintenance repair and overhaul joint ventures as Chinese airlines expand their fleet.... Read More
  • India has huge potential as MRO hub

    Competing with biggies can be a trying exercise and if it is in India, it can prove to be exceedingly frustrating. But that is exactly what Air Works has done and succeeded at.... Read More
  • MRO industry to see slowing growth

    The global economic slowdown which has resulted in a decline in air traffic is expected to depress the maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) sector’s growth over the next few years.... Read More


Ground Handling

From the Editor


Express & Mail

Belly Ache


  • Thai Cargo readies new business plan

    Determined not to repeat “the same story,” Thai Airways International Cargo’s new boss has energetic plans to revitalise the carriers’ beleagured cargo division to make it a signficant force in the air cargo market.... Read More