Sunday, June 16, 2024

Amazon and Atlas Air face lawsuit for Flight 3591 crash

The brother of the first officer killed in Flight 3591, which crashed near Houston in February is suing Atlas Air and Amazon for negligence. Atlas Air Flight 3591 a Boeing 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter crashed on 23 February when it rapidly descended from 6,000 feet and hit a marshy bay about 40 miles southeast of […]

AirBridgeCargo shows cattle class can be luxurious

Some special passengers got to try out AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ ‘abc care’ product, with 146 heifers flying from Houston to Bangkok. The complex charter was arranged in partnership with Intradco Global, and the request would have been a normal one if it were not travelling from the USA to Thailand. The abc care team started preparations […]

Panalpina proves it is the star of Africa

Panalpina proved it was the star of Africa by moving four heat exchangers from the US to Angola for a deep-water oil platform. The planned maintenance for the customer’s platforms in Angola was entirely dependent on the arrival of four heat exchangers from a supplier in Louisiana. All four pieces had to be on the […]

Freight breaks profit records at Air Partner

Air Partner has built on its outstanding performance in 2017 with the Freight division’s profits growing 45% for the year ending on 31 January 2019. Gross profits for the Freight division increased 45.3% to £4.9 million, up from £3.4 million in 2018 and representing 13.8% of the group’s overall gross profit. The Freight team was […]

Air Partner opens Houston and Singapore offices

Air Partner has extended its global reach to serve the needs of international customers with offices in Houston, Texas and Singapore. Located in the Woodlands area of the city, the Houston office opened its doors in mid-February, strengthening Air Partner’s presence in the US. The company also has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; New York […]

Amazon Air freighter crashes near Houston

An Amazon Air Boeing 767 Freighter being operated by Atlas Air has crashed near Anahuac, Texas with three people not surviving the crash on 23 February. Atlas Air Flight 3591 was flying from Miami to Houston when it crashed into Trinity Bay, approximately 30 miles southeast of Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport shortly before 12.45pm. […]

Volga-Dnepr opens operations base in Houston

Volga-Dnepr Group has opened an Operations Base at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport to serve customers across North and South America. The base is an expansion of the group’s sales office, which opened in 2001, and will ensure customers will benefit from immediate local expertise and services to meet their logistics requirements. Volga-Dnepr Group executive […]

Lucky escape for Cargolux as fuel leaks from helicopter shipment

The crew of a Cargolux flight had a luck escape when a helicopter it was transporting from Houston leaked 322 litres of fuel during the flight. The Bell 412EP helicopter was being shipped on the main deck of the Boeing 747-8 Freighter on 30 March 2017 from Houston, USA to Luxembourg via Glasgow Prestwick Airport. […]

Antonov’s USA office transports satellite to French Guiana

Antonov Airlines’ new Houston, USA office has been getting into the swing of things by transporting an outsized satellite to French Guiana. The Al Yah 3 Satellite, the first of Orbital ATK’s GEOStar-3 satellites, was accommodated in a container measuring 11.4 metres long, 4.6 metres wide and 4.1 metres high, and weighing 23 tonnes. It […]

CEVA Logistics promotes Lorrain and O’Donoghue to new roles

CEVA Logistics has promoted Jerome Lorrain to the role of chief operating officer for freight management, while Michael O’Donoghue will take over as managing director for North America. Lorrain will be adding the responsibility for air and ocean freight to his position as head of the ground business line, which he has taken over from […]

Oil & gas helps get CargoLogicAir services off to a flying start

CargoLogicAir’s (CLA) first scheduled route has got off to a flying start due to strong demand from the oil and gas industry from the USA to the Middle East. It launched twice-weekly Boeing 747-400 Freighter services in August with Europe-Mexico, Europe-Middle East and USA-Middle East connections, and has carried over 2,000 tonnes of cargo in […]

Hurricane relief flights keeping ACS busy in the US

Air Charter Service (ACS) has had a busy last few weeks arranging humanitarian relief charters to hurricane-ravaged islands in the Caribbean. ACS president for the Americas, Richard Thompson (pictured below) says the charter broker has been involved with relief flights for Hurricane Irma charters. He explains: “We have been arranging lots of relief charter flights […]

IFLN Group launches new IFLN Global Projects network

The International Freight Logistics Network (IFLN) – a global organization of freight forwarders and logistics companies headquartered in Houston – has launched a new IFLN Global Projects network. IFLN president, Michel Vanlerberghe says only cargo agents with experience and a high degree of capability in the field of project forwarding will form part of the rapidly […]

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 […]

Chapman Freeborn delivers 60 tonnes of pipe spooling to Houston

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has overseen the delivery of 60 tonnes of pipe spooling from Sharjah to Houston to upgrade a gas-to-liquids processing plant. The charter specialist’s Dubai office coordinated the movement on behalf of a freight forwarder, with the assistance of Magma Aviation, who repositioned a Boeing 747-400 Freighter to the Middle East for the […]

Demand remains strong for oversized at Volga-Dnepr

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has seen strong growth in demand for charters and a lot of diversity in the types of outsize and heavyweight cargoes it has delivered this year. Commercial director, Alexander Kraynov (pictured below) notes flying hours operated by its An-124-100 and IL-76TD-90VD freighters in the first six months rose 29 per cent and 37 […]

ACS not putting all its eggs in one basket

The eggs are certainly not in one basket at Air Charter Service (ACS) as its range of offices across the globe is propelling it forward and giving it the flexibility it needs in an unpredictable and changeable marketplace. ACS has 20 offices around the globe and has in the last year added new locations in […]

Urgent beer shipment flown to Texas for Saint Patrick’s Day

Fine quality Irish beer will be flowing for Saint Patrick’s Day after American Airlines Cargo’s Irish GSA helped with the delivery of 13,600 kilos of beer to Texas. IAM was in charge of moving the shipment, which were collected in Ireland and delivered by truck to American’s London Heathrow Airport facility. The barrels were prepared […]

Carriers given permission for US – Havana services

Eight US carriers have been given permission to fly to Havana by the US Department of Transportation, filling the 20 daily flights agreed by the US and Cuban governments. Twelve airlines applied to serve the island nation’s capital, and Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and […]

AirBridgeCargo soars by 31% in May

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has continued strong growth with 31 per cent year-on-year growth in both May and the first five months of 2016. The Russian carrier carried 50,482 tonnes in May and 238,154 tonnes in the first five months, assisted by expanding its network through new and increased routes. ABC has started a Houston – […]

AirBridgeCargo launches Houston – Abu Dhabi services

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) expanded its network further with weekly services between Houston and Abu Dhabi. The weekly flight departs Houston on Monday evenings via Chicago and Luxembourg to Abu Dhabi, returning to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. ABC will offer trucking services from Luxembourg, covering continental Europe, and from Abu Dhabi, connecting both Dubai International Airport and […]