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Etihad Cargo and Dnata extend partnership to 15 global stations

Posted 18 February 2020

Etihad Cargo has bolstered its global handling partnership agreements with Dnata.

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Etihad Cargo partners with WebCargo

Posted 10 February 2020

Etihad Cargo has signed a partnership for Digital Air Cargo with WebCargo by Freightos, the world’s largest air cargo rates and eBooking platform.

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2019 worst year for air freight demand since 2009

Posted 6 February 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released full-year 2019 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), fell by 3.3% compared to 2018 while capacity (AFTK)

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Etihad Cargo renews WFS global handling agreement

Posted 4 February 2020

Etihad Cargo has renewed its global cargo handling agreements with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the world’s largest air cargo handler, with Frankfurt and Madrid joining six existing gateways in Europe, Asia and the United States.

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Gulf Helicopters to be AW189K launch customer

Posted 30 January 2020

Leonardo has announced that Gulf Helicopters of Qatar is the launch customer for the all new AW189K variant.

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Universal establishes new ground support base in Istanbul

Posted 17 January 2020

Universal Aviation, has opened Universal Aviation Turkey, based at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul to provide supervisory ground support for business aircraft at all airports across Turkey.

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Airbus BelugaXL enters service

Posted 16 January 2020

The BelugaXL has entered into service, providing Airbus with 30% extra transport capacity in order to support the on-going production ramp-up of commercial aircraft programmes.

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Middle Eastern airlines’ freight volumes decreased 3.0% in November

Posted 8 January 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 1.1% in November 2019, compared

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UPS flies urgent relief from Dubai to flood-stricken Somalia

Posted 2 January 2020

UPS, in collaboration with UNHCR, has delivered close to 100 tons of relief items to bring critical supplies to victims of the recent flooding in Somalia which has affected half a million people and uprooted 400,000 from

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Middle Eastern airlines’ freight volumes decreased 6.0% in October

Posted 4 December 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.5% in October 2019, compared to the

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Qatar Cargo expands services in South America

Posted 2 December 2019

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced a major expansion of services in South America.

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Tawazun set for 200 VRT helicopters for Abu Dhabi

Posted 20 November 2019

Abu Dhabi’s Tawazun today announced the start of negotiations to buy 200 of the Russian-built VRT multipurpose civilian helicopters, which will be used across both government and private entities in the emirate.

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Dubai Airshow: Accel powers towards the record books for Rolls-Royce

Posted 20 November 2019

Accel, the new all-electric demonstrator aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce, could be heading for the record books next year.

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Dubai Airshow: Infinity and beyond as ISS and ITP support Sikorsky S-92

Posted 20 November 2019

Infinity Support Services (ISS) and ITP Aero has signed a three-year contract to support General Electric CT7-8A engines operated on Sikorsky S-92 Helicopters.

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Oman Aviation Academy selects Diamond DA40 NG and DA42-VI fleet

Posted 15 November 2019

Oman Aviation Academy (a CAE Authorised Training Centre) has signed a contract with Diamond Aircraft for the purchase of eight aircraft – including six single-engine DA40 NG and two twin-engine DA42-VI – with an option to

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Emirates SkyCargo strengthens its pharma corridors initiative

Posted 12 November 2019

Emirates SkyCargo flew over 75,000 tonnes of pharmaceuticals across the world during the Financial Year 2018/19.

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Dnata gains IATA’s CEIV Pharma certification at DWC

Posted 6 November 2019

Dnata has been certified by IATA's Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) for its pharma handling processes at its state-of-the-art cargo facility at Dubai World Central (DWC).

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A breath of fresh Airbus in the Middle East

Posted 4 November 2019

There's a new mood of confidence at Airbus Helicopters as the rotor market embraces new technologies and new opportunities. Dave Calderwood reports

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Dnata joins forces with air-cargo road feeder services provider Wallenborn

Posted 28 October 2019

Dnata has joined forces with Wallenborn Transports, Europe’s largest air-cargo road feeder services (RFS) operator.

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Middle Eastern airlines’ freight volumes decreased 6.7% in August

Posted 11 October 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to

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Etihad Cargo refreshes global network with greater connectivity

Posted 25 September 2019

Etihad Cargo has announced its winter schedule and network plan will come into effect on September 29, with new weekly freighter services marking an increased presence in the United States of America and other strategic

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UPS expands express services to the Middle East

Posted 24 September 2019

UPS has announced the addition of three new countries served by UPS Worldwide Express, and broadened its reach across 76 cities in the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, and Africa (ISMEA).

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Emirates SkyCargo and Seafood Souq start seafood transportation partnership

Posted 19 September 2019

Emirates SkyCargo has teamed up with with Dubai start-up Seafood Souq for efficient and transparent sourcing and transportation of seafood, starting with a shipment of Scottish salmon from Glasgow

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Turkish Airlines’ load factor is 84.8 percent in August

Posted 17 September 2019

Turkish Airlines recorded 84.8 percent load factor in August despite the global shrinkage of demand in the aviation sector.

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Emirates SkyCargo completes five years of operations to Belgium and Norway

Posted 12 September 2019

Life saving medication manufactured in Belgium and fresh salmon from Norway are just two of the commodities that have been transported across the world by Emirates SkyCargo.

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Saudia Cargo awards multi-station contract to WFS in Europe and the United States

Posted 10 September 2019

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the world’s largest air cargo handler, has been awarded a substantial multi-station cargo handling contract by Saudia Cargo covering major airport gateways in

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Middle Eastern airlines’ freight volumes decreased 5.5% in July

Posted 5 September 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.2% in July 2019, compared to the same

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Middle Eastern airlines' freight volumes decreased 7.0% in June

Posted 7 August 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 4.8% in June 2019, compared to the same

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Nexus' smallest customer is well on the way to record breaking circumnavigation

Posted 29 July 2019

Staff at Saudi Arabia’s aviation services Nexus are used to tracking aircraft to provide their products to airlines and business aviation operators – but they are currently glued to their screens

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Turkey takes delivery of Ka-32 firefighting helicopters

Posted 26 July 2019

Russian Helicopters has delivered three Ka-32A11BC multipurpose helicopters to Turkey for firefighting from the contract signed with KAAN Air last July.

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Bose launches new Bose ProFlight Series 2 Aviation Headset

Posted 22 July 2019

Bose’s latest headset designed for corporate jet and commercial aircraft pilots was unveiled at Oshkosh today.

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Qatar Airways Cargo adds Singapore its freighter route

Posted 19 July 2019

Qatar Airways Cargo has added Singapore as a new freighter destination on its transpacific freighter route.

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Harding and Virts break world circumnavigation speed record in Qatar Executive Gulfstream

Posted 11 July 2019

At 12:12:23 UTC today, Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding, Astronaut Terry Virts and crew made history by beating the world record for any aircraft flying over the North and South poles

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Emirates SkyCargo wins international accolades in 2019

Posted 8 July 2019

Emirates SkyCargo has won a number of international accolades since the start of 2019, in recognition of the quality of the air cargo services it provides to its customers.

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Mi-38 successfully passes testing in extreme conditions

Posted 5 July 2019

Specialists of the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, a subsidiary of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of Rostec) finished a series of Mi-38 flights conducted under the instrument flight rules (IFR), as well as in conditions of

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Paris Airshow: ASL Aviation and Boeing sign for Boeing Converted Freighters

Posted 19 June 2019

ASL Aviation (ASL) and Boeing have signed an MoU for 20 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF), bringing the world’s first Next-Generation 737-800 freighter conversion to

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Paris Airshow: Russian Helicopters showcases new concept of modernised light Ansat helicopter

Posted 17 June 2019

Russian Helicopters has presented a concept of the modernised light Ansat helicopter at the International Paris Air Show 2019.

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Emirates SkyCargo strengthens its pharma capabilities

Posted 17 June 2019

Emirates SkyCargo has commenced handling pharmaceutical cargo at a new purpose-built facility in Chicago.

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Etihad acquires valuables management subsidiary

Posted 30 May 2019

Etihad Airways PJSC has acquired the shares held by Armaguard Linfox Group (Australia) in Abu Dhabi-based joint venture Armaguard Valuables Management LLC (AVM), becoming sole shareholder of the company and renaming it Etihad Secure

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Diamond aircraft testing navaids crashes in Dubai - four dead

Posted 16 May 2019

An aircraft carrying out testing of navigational aids for Dubai’s main international airport crashed close to DXB killing all four people on board.

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Singapore joins the Etihad Cargo freighter network

Posted 14 May 2019

Etihad Cargo has launched scheduled freighter flights from Abu Dhabi to Singapore’s Changi International Airport.

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Middle Eastern airlines’ freight volumes increased 1.3% in March 2019

Posted 8 May 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), increased 0.1% in March 2019, compared to

in General Aviation

Dnata and Lufthansa Group expand partnership in US

Posted 7 May 2019

Dnata and Lufthansa Group have expanded their partnership in the United States.

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Etihad Cargo celebrates six months of digitalisation and innovation space

Posted 24 April 2019

Etihad Cargo is celebrating its position in the air cargo digitalisation and innovation space six months after migrating to a new technology platform.

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Export Bahrain partners with Gulf Air Cargo to offer special discounts on cargo exports

Posted 18 April 2019

Export Bahrain has signed an exclusive partnership with Gulf Air’s Falcon Cargo to provide SMEs in the Kingdom of Bahrain, exporting their goods to the tune of 100 kilograms or above, with

in Defence / General Aviation / Features

Turkey’s indigenous TAI T625 takes to the sky

Posted 11 April 2019

The first prototype of the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) T625 multi-role helicopter made its 20-minute maiden flight on September 6 2018, at the company’s facilities in Ankara, writes Jon Lake.

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Turkish Cargo continued its growth in a shrinking air cargo market

Posted 11 April 2019

Turkish Airlines’ successful air cargo brand, Turkish Cargo managed to increase its cargo tonnage by 9.6 percent in February despite the shrinking in the global air cargo sector.

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Middle Eastern airlines’ freight volumes contracted 1.6% in February

Posted 9 April 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 4.7% in February 2019, compared to the

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Middle Eastern airlines’ freight volumes contracted 1.6% in February 2019

Posted 4 April 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 4.7% in February 2019, compared

in General Aviation

Etihad Cargo delivers 17 rally cars for FIA World Rallycross of Abu Dhabi

Posted 2 April 2019

Etihad Cargo this week delivered all 17 rally cars along with 200 cubic meters of spare parts for the region’s first ever ‘festival of racing’ FIA World Rallycross of Abu Dhabi, for which Etihad Airways is the

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Weststar Aviation Services and Leonardo sign contract

Posted 27 March 2019

Weststar Aviation Services, a regional offshore helicopter transportation services provider, and Leonardo signed a contract – valued at around 50 million euros - for three new-generation AW169 and two AW139 helicopters for

in General Aviation

Royal Air Maroc becomes Cargo IQ member

Posted 15 March 2019

Royal Air Maroc has become the latest airline to join Cargo iQ, signing up at the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA)’s World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Singapore this week.

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IATA launches CEIV Fresh

Posted 12 March 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new industry certification—the Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh)—to improve the handling and the transport by air of perishable products.

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IATA: Air cargo priorities should be trade, global standards and modernisation

Posted 12 March 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and the air cargo industry to focus on three priorities to accommodate the expanding demand for air cargo and ensure the

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Middle Eastern airlines' freight volumes contracted 4.5% in January

Posted 7 March 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 1.8% in January 2019, compared to the

in General Aviation

Turkish Cargo delivers circus lions to their natural habitat

Posted 5 March 2019

Turkish Cargo delivered three young lionesses Luca, Charlie, Kai and the young lion Nathan to South Africa, their natural habitat, from Kiev with a connection flight from Istanbul.

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IDEX: EDIC Horizon to upgrade its Bell training fleet

Posted 18 February 2019

Abu Dhabi's EDIC Horizon, has announced plans to upgrade its existing fleet of Bell 206 helicopters with new single-engine glass cockpits.

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Middle Eastern carriers’ freight volumes increased 0.1% year-on-year in December

Posted 6 February 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released full-year 2018 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) grew by 3.5%

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Etihad Cargo to transport 68 horses to Longines Masters of Hong Kong

Posted 5 February 2019

Etihad Cargo and EEM World have announced that Etihad Cargo was chosen to transport a special consignment of show jumping horses from Belgium to Hong Kong for the annual Longines Masters of Hong Kong taking place on

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DWC welcomed 900,000 passengers in 2018

Posted 4 February 2019

Dubai World Central (DWC) welcomed a total of 900,000 passengers in 2018 (-0.5%) following a surge in customer numbers in Q3 (+26.1%) and moderate growth in Q4 (+3%) last year.

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Boeing autonomous passenger air vehicle completes first flight

Posted 24 January 2019

Boeing has successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Virginia.

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Airbus Helicopters sees strong sales in 2018

Posted 24 January 2019

Airbus Helicopters delivered 356 rotorcraft and logged gross orders for 413 helicopters in 2018 (up from 350 gross orders in 2017).

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Rosaviatsiya validates Ansat high-altitude operation

Posted 23 January 2019

The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) has certified the increase in take-off/landing altitude of Ansat helicopter to 3,500 m.

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Saha Airlines freight jet crashes in to houses near Tehran

Posted 14 January 2019

It is understood up to 15 people have been killed after an Iranian run Saha Airlines Boeing 707 freighter aircraft overshot the runway at Fath Airport in the city of Karaj crashing in to nearby houses. One person is believed to have

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Etihad Cargo awarded IATA’s CEIV certification for Pharmaceuticals Logistics

Posted 14 January 2019

Etihad Cargo has become the Middle East’s first carrier to be awarded IATA’s Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification in Pharmaceutical Logistics. The airline is one of only

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Emirates SkyCargo reaches new milestones

Posted 14 January 2019

Between January and December 2018, Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, flew close to 2.6 million tonnes of cargo across six continents.

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Middle Eastern airlines’ freight volumes expanded 1.7% in November

Posted 9 January 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), was flat (0%) in November 2018, compared to the same

in General Aviation

Tecnam P2012 traveller achieves Easa certification

Posted 1 January 2019

Tecnam has announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded full type certification to the P2012 Traveller.

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GCAA finalises approval for all heliports for all sea and gas companies in the UAE

Posted 31 December 2018

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has approved heliports for all sea and gas companies working in the country.

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Airbus Helicopters VSR700 demonstrator flies unmanned

Posted 24 December 2018

The Airbus Helicopters VSR700 demonstrator took off for a fully unmanned autonomous flight at the military airbase in Istres in the south of France this last week.

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Russian Helicopters to certify a service centre in Egypt in 2019

Posted 6 December 2018

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) is completing the creation of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre for Mi-8/17 helicopters based at the facilities of Helwan Factory

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Middle Eastern cargo carriers see the fastest growth of any region in September

Posted 5 November 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.0% in September 2018,

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Qatar Airways Cargo rolls out automated mail management system across its network

Posted 29 October 2018

Qatar Airways Cargo has rolled out an automated mail management system at more than 50 stations across its global network, making it the first in the industry to introduce this major enhancement to its

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Competitive boost and enhanced operational capabilities for H145

Posted 17 October 2018

Airbus H145 customers will now benefit from the extension of the warranty of the H145’s Arriel 2E engines from two years/1,000 hours to three years/2000 hours. This extension is valid for H145s delivered from January

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Boeing forecasts air cargo traffic will double in 20 Years

Posted 17 October 2018

Boeing projects air cargo operators will need more than 2,600 freighters over the next two decades to keep up with increasing global freight traffic, which is expected to double with 4.2 percent growth annually.

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Qatar Airways Cargo commences freighter services to Macau

Posted 17 October 2018

Qatar Airways Cargo has commenced freighter services to Macau, the carrier’s fourth freighter destination in Greater China.

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Flydubai integrates FedEx Web services technology

Posted 16 October 2018

Flydubai and Swiss Aviation Software (Swiss-AS) have integrated the Flydubai Engineering Maintenance System (AMOS) with FedEx Web Services, which are designed to enhance air waybill generation and the transition towards paperless

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Milestone Aviation and Airbus to provide five H145s to Aramco

Posted 10 September 2018

Helicopter leasing firm Milestone Aviation Group Limited and Airbus Helicopters, announced today they will provide five H145s to Aramco Overseas Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, a fully integrated, global

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Etihad Cargo and Trinity Logistics USA renew partnership

Posted 5 September 2018

Etihad Cargo and Trinity Logistics USA have renewed their partnership that will see the airline continuing to operate three weekly Boeing 777 Freighter services into Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) in Columbus,

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Middle Eastern carriers’ see fastest air-freight growth of any region in July

Posted 29 August 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.1% in July 2018, compared to

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Airbus Perlan Mission II makes altitude history

Posted 28 August 2018

Airbus Perlan Mission II, the world’s first initiative to pilot an engineless aircraft to the edge of space, made history this week in El Calafate, Argentina, by soaring in the stratosphere to a pressure altitude of over 62,000 feet (60,669

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UAE customers to benefit from new route connecting Hanoi

Posted 28 August 2018

FedEx Express is enhancing its services into and out of the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, with the introduction of a new flight connecting the city to the FedEx Hub in Guangzhou, China. This new route will significantly improve

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Emirates SkyCargo transports flood relief cargo for Kerala

Posted 24 August 2018

Emirates SkyCargo will carry flood relief cargo of over 175 tons to Kerala, India, joining the UAE community in their support of the people of Kerala.

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Aerotask places a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 for AMCON

Posted 15 August 2018

Aerotask, a Dubai-based global aviation consultancy providing Asset Management and Financial Solutions to airlines, lessors, financiers and aviation investors worldwide, has successfully transacted a McDonnell Douglas MD-83

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Air Algérie adds first B737-800P2F

Posted 13 August 2018

Air Algérie has taken redelivery of its first B737-800(P2F) following its conversion into a freighter with STAECO in Jinan, China, reports ch-aviation.

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Middle Eastern carriers' freight volumes grew 3.8% in June

Posted 8 August 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.7% in June 2018, compared to the same period the year

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NEXUS to manage flight operations for the WE! Expedition team

Posted 8 August 2018

NEXUS India will partner and sponsor the WE! Expedition team. This around-the-world aviation expedition is led by two female pilots from India, and will attempt to cover more than 40,000 kilometers in 100 days, touching

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DWC cargo volume rises 7.1% in first half

Posted 7 August 2018

Cargo volumes at Dubai World Central (DWC) grew to 475,190 tonnes in the first half of the year, a year on year increase of 7.1% compared to 443,835 tonnes recorded last year.

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Oman Air Cargo upgrades cargo hub facility at Muscat International Airport

Posted 31 July 2018

Oman Air Cargo has upgraded its cargo hub facility at the new Muscat International Air Cargo Terminal.

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The BelugaXL airlifter brings a “smile” to Airbus’ production network

Posted 30 July 2018

The successful first flight of Airbus’ BelugaXL oversize airlifter marks an important milestone in further enhancing the company’s industrial network to support its production output – including the ramp-up in

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Astral shopping for UAVs from Dubai's Falcon Drones Technology

Posted 18 July 2018

Dubai-based Falcon Drones Technology signed a deal at the Farnborough Airshow today with Kenya-based cargo airline Astral Aviation

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FIA2018: GECAS and Boeing announce agreement for 737-800 Boeing converted freighters

Posted 17 July 2018

GECAS and Boeing has announced today that they have reached an agreement for 35 additional 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow.

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Milestone Aviation and Leonardo awarded Aramco medium helicopter renewal programme

Posted 16 July 2018

Milestone Aviation Group Milestone and Leonardo have announced they have been selected to renew the medium helicopter fleet of Aramco Overseas Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco (Aramco) – a

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FIA2018: Qatar Airways finalise order for Five 777 freighters

Posted 16 July 2018

Boeing and Qatar Airways finalised an order for five 777 Freighters at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. The deal, valued at $1.7 billion at current list prices, was announced as a commitment in April.

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Airbus Helicopters industrial model is coming together

Posted 13 July 2018

The first pre-serial H160 has been fitted with its rear fuselage, the first major component assembly having been pre-assembled in Albacete, Spain according to the site specialisation strategy implemented in Airbus Helicopters.

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Putting a smile on the BelugaXL’s face

Posted 9 July 2018

Airbus’ first BelugaXL is “all smiles” after rolling out from the paint shop in Toulouse, France, last week where this next-generation oversize cargo airlifter received its distinctive livery – which features beluga whale-inspired eyes and an

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Etihad Cargo launches ‘FlightValet’

Posted 2 July 2018

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, has lanuched ‘FlightValet’, its newly designed product that aims to ease the process of moving motor vehicles across the globe.

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Airbus Helicopters and Safran roll out major competitiveness boost to H125 and H130

Posted 28 June 2018

Airbus H125 and H130 helicopter customers will get a boost in their operations thanks to a significant reduction in direct maintenance costs for the Safran Arriel 2D engine, which equips both

in General Aviation

Etihad Cargo launches first humanitarian freighter missions

Posted 29 May 2018

Etihad Cargo has launched its first humanitarian freighter missions. The initiatives are part of the group’s extensive Year of Zayed programme, which will take place throughout 2018.

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Emirates SkyCargo marks a fruitful year with Emirates Fresh

Posted 9 May 2018

Emirates SkyCargo has recorded a successful year of transporting perishables with Emirates Fresh, the air cargo carrier’s specialised portfolio of solutions for air-freighting different kinds of perishable cargo across

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