Thursday, July 18, 2024

Boeing engine failure causes fleet groundings

United Airlines Boeing 777-300ER

After taking off to Honolulu from Denver Airport February 20, a Boeing 777 suffered engine failure, forcing the plane to land back at the airport. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) there was failure in the right-hand engine, which one passenger recalled as creating a loud explosion which subsequently caused a fire to break out. […]

ACS makes sure dogs can still have their dinner

Air Charter Service (ACS) made sure dogs could still have their dinner after a computer virus almost caused supermarkets to run out of a popular brand. A freight forwarder contacted ACS having received a call from a major dog food manufacturer whose supply chain management system had been affected by the widely publicised ransonware attack […]

Cargo on the rise at Jet Airways and an integral part of business

Jet Airways is carrying more cargo than ever and the belly carrier is set to see this rise further as the Indian market grows and it expands its network and capacity. Speaking on 15 November to Air Cargo Week in London when the carrier launched its third daily Boeing 777-300ER flight from Mumbai International Airport […]

2017 could be an exciting year for United Cargo

United Cargo is excited by the opportunities 2017 could bring, especially with new routes boosting export capacity, regional sales manager for Latin America, Carlos Medrano (pictured) tells Air Cargo Week. A major source of excitement is new widebody non-stop service from Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport to New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport. The […]

Sharks flown from the US to Brazil by American Airlines

American Airlines Cargo recently moved two sand tiger sharks and three bonnethead sharks for transport from the US to South America. The sand tiger sharks were flown from New York JFK Airport while the bonnethead sharks flew from Miami International Airport, all moving to Rio de Janeiro. All five sharks were headed to their new […]

Emirates celebrates 30 years of UK operations

Emirates Airbus A380

Emirates is celebrating 30 years of UK operations, providing UK passengers and cargo links to the world since the first flight from Gatwick Airport on 6 July 1987. The airline started the service in 1987 using an Airbus A310, at a time when it had six aircraft in its fleet and six other destinations. The […]

Delta ups Asia connectivity with Atlanta-Incheon belly service

Delta has expanded links between the US and Asia with new nonstop service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Seoul Incheon International Airport. The inaugural flight departed on 3 June yesterday afternoon was at full cargo capacity with consolidated freight moves which included electronics, leather goods and hair care products. The daily nonstop flight will operate a […]

WFS to handle cargo for Air China in Barcelona

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won a three-year contract to provide cargo handling services to Air China in Barcelona, extending its agreement in Spain to a sixth airport. Air China operates four Boeing 777 flights a week from Barcelona to Beijing and this will increase to seven with the launch of Shanghai operations. WFS already […]

1,125 flights services and 127 destinations for AF-KL-MP summer schedule

Air France KLM Martinair (AF-KL-MP) Cargo will launch its summer schedule on 26 March with 1,125 weekly services to 127 destinations on its fleet of 170 passenger aircraft and six freighters. It started thrice-weekly Paris Charles de Gaulle – Accra services on 28 February, using a Boeing 777-200 to connect with the capital of Ghana. […]

Qatar Airways operates world’s longest flight to Auckland

Qatar Airways has extended its network with the first Doha – Auckland service, covering a distance of 14,535 kilometres in 17 hours 30 minutes – now the world’s longest flight. The daily Boeing 777 flight offers 116 tonnes of belly-hold capacity every week to support growing imports of raw, industrial and consumer materials into New […]

Emirates says goodbye to its last Airbus A330

Emirates has retired the last of its Airbus A330s and A340s from its fleet, and now operates just Boeing 777s and Airbus A380s passenger aircraft with bellyhold capacity. Since January 2015, it has retired 18 A330s and five A340s, phased out at the average age of 16.5 years, below the industry average of 25 years. […]

Budapest aims for 100,000t in 2016 following strong September growth

Budapest Airport is expecting to handle over 100,000 tonnes of cargo in 2016 after breaking the 10,000 tonne a month mark for the first time in September. Cargo volumes grew by 33 per cent in September helped by strong growth from Cargolux and Turkish Cargo, and Qatar Airways Cargo’s decision to operate a third weekly […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo renews Virgin Australia sales and management deal

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has renewed its agreement to provide Virgin Australia with international long-haul cargo sales and management. The two airlines have worked together since February 2009 and the extension follows the launch of Virgin Australia Cargo to manage Virgin Australia’s cargo operations across its domestic and short-haul international network last year. Virgin Atlantic will […]

IATA: Sluggish trade, Brexit and weak demand all risks to air cargo

Airfreight’s momentum is at risk from a sluggish trade outlook, the aftermath of Brexit and weak demand, though strong consumer confidence and low oil prices could reenergise growth, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says. In its Q2 2016 Cargo Chartbook, IATA says air cargo continues to outperform the global merchandised trade but growth remains […]

Air Charter Service to supply UK government

Air Charter Service (ACS) has been appointed by the UK government as its supplier for the humanitarian division for the next two years. ACS will be a supplier for the Department of International Development and has been working with the division for a number of years. Business development director, Lloyd Robinson says ACS is delighted […]

Qatar Airways receives 50th Boeing 777

Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its 50th Boeing 777, bringing its fleet to 180 single aisle and widebody aircraft. The airline first ordered 777s back in 2006, when it flew to 50 destinations, and says the aircraft has been invaluable, as it has increased its network to over 150. Qatar Airways has been using […]

Fewer deliveries causes Boeing Commercial Airplanes decline

Boeing has seen revenues and profits from its Commercial Airplanes division fall in the first quarter of 2016 because of fewer aircraft deliveries. Commercial Airplanes revenue fell by six per cent to $14.4 billion because deliveries during the quarter were down by four per cent to 176. Profits for the Commercial Airplanes division declined by […]

Air France receives 70th Boeing 777

Air France has taken delivery of its 70th Boeing 777, a -300ER variant, as it remains loyal to the aircraft programme. The French flag carrier was the launch customer for the 777-300ER in 2004 and the 777 Freighter in 2009, and took delivery of its first 777-200ER in March 1998. Air France is part of […]

Atlas Air completes $110m acquisition of Southern Air

Atlas Air Boeing 747-8F

Atlas Air Worldwide has completed the acquisition of Southern Air Holdings in a deal worth about $110 million. The deal will give Atlas access to Southern’s fleet of crew, maintenance and insurance Boeing 737s and Boeing 777s. The five Southern 737s and five 777s will compliment Atlas’ fleet of more than 75 aircraft, which are […]

Qatar announces 14 new routes for 2016 and 2017

Qatar Airways has announced 14 new routes across Europe, Africa and Asia, including Doha – Auckland, which it says will be the world’s longest flight when launched. The network expansion was announced at the ITB Berlin international travel fair, where Qatar unveiled services to Bosnia, Cameroon, Finland, France, Gabon, Italy, Macedonia, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, […]

Aeroflot takes delivery of Boeing 737-800

Aeroflot has taken delivery of a new Boeing 737-800 Next Generation, named after Russian historian, poet and journalist, Nikolay Karamzin. This is the third aircraft Aeroflot has taken delivery of this year, having received two Sukhoi Superjet 100s in January. Aeroflot took delivery of four 737-800s in 2015, receiving two in July, one in August […]

Boeing delivers record number of aircraft

Boeing delivered 762 commercial aircraft in 2015, 39 more than 2014, which it says is a record. The manufacturer says it received 768 orders worth $112.4 billion, and at the end of 2015 had 5,795 unfilled orders. Of the 768 net orders, 588 were Boeing 737s, two were Boeing 747s, 49 were Boeing 767s, 58 […]

Delta Air Lines quits Airlines for America

Delta Air Lines is to leave Airlines for America (A4A), accusing the organisation of not supporting the airline on key issues, including the growth of Middle Eastern carriers. The carrier will formally leave A4A on 26 April 2016, saying its $5 million annual dues could be better spent on improving its own services. Delta says […]