Thursday, May 23, 2024

Magma Aviation celebrates 1000th partnership flight with MidnightZulu

Magma Aviation, the innovative air cargo solutions company, has operated its 1000th flight from Nairobi, Kenya to Liège, Belgium as part of its alliance with airfreight and overland logistics organisation, MidnightZulu. This crucial airbridge was established in 2018 to facilitate the transportation of cut flowers, fresh vegetables and herbs from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) to Liège Airport (LGG), […]

Alastair Willson joins Avia Solutions Group to lead UK business

Avia Solutions Group, one of the world’s largest ACMI providers, has announced the addition of Alastair Willson to its team who will take over the management and development of the newly acquired UK-based airline operator Synergy Aviation, later to be rebranded to Ascend Airways. With a career in the aviation industry spanning over 16 years […]

Magma Aviation inaugurates its first regular flights into China

Magma Aviation, the innovative air cargo solutions company, has added its first regular scheduled flights to China to its roster. The company’s China operations address a growing demand and broaden its access to customers in the APAC region. Taking place three to four times per week on a B747-400F, the routing is a return journey […]

Magma Aviation promotes Tom Helyar as chief strategy officer

Magma Aviation has promoted Tom Helyar to chief strategy officer. Helyar, soon to celebrate 10 years at Magma Aviation, joined the business in 2011 as financial controller, progressing to commercial manager and then general manager in 2015. This key role will enable Tom to take a more in-depth strategic position within the business, primarily focussed […]

Magma Aviation appoints Brannigan as deputy CEO

Magma Aviation has appointed Conor Brannigan, an air cargo expert with over 15 years industry experience, as deputy CEO. Brannigan joins the business following two years at Cargolux based in Luxemburg in a senior role as director strategic alliances and market development. Previously to that, he spent almost six years in Abu Dhabi, United Arab […]

Avia Solutions completes Chapman Freeborn acquisition

Avia Solutions Group has completed the acquisition of 100% of the shareholding charter company Chapman Freeborn Group. The Chapman Freeborn acquisition bolsters Avia’s business portfolio, with expertise including delivery of time-critical shipments, heavy and outsized equipment, humanitarian goods and other types of freight. As part of the Avia Solutions Group, Chapman Freeborn will maintain its […]

Avia Solutions to take over Chapman Freeborn

Avia Solutions Group has agreed to acquire 100% of the shareholding in Chapman Freeborn Group, in a deal signed in London on 14 June. The addition of Chapman Freeborn’s business will bolster Avia Solutions Group’s portfolio, a global holding company with 42 subsidiaries engaged in aircraft maintenance, pilot training, ground handling and fuelling, aviation IT […]

Chapman Freeborn partners with GTA Air Solutions

Chapman Freeborn has launched a partnership with GTA Air Solutions to further enhance their reach in the cargo charter market. The agreement will give Canadian customers enhanced access to charter services and strengthen Chapman Freeborn’s coverage in North America. The deal was signed at the TIACA Air Cargo Forum in Toronto. As Chapman Freeborn’s representative […]

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 […]

BRU hopes it is in the final sprint to resolve noise issue

Noise restrictions for freighter services have had an impact on cargo at Brussels Airport this year, but the Belgian gateway is hopeful it is working towards a solution with the Belgian Federal Government. In February, Chinese carrier Yangtze River Express left, while in May Air Cargo Global announced that it was abandoning services from the […]

Chapman Freeborn keeps Gabon port expansion project on course

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has delivered over 200 tonnes of project cargo to help keep a port expansion development in Gabon on course. The time-critical consignments from Europe and India were required for the opening of a new port terminal, set to welcome its first cargo ships next month, and the cargo was originally scheduled to […]

Strong April for Brussels Airport but concerns over future growth

Brussels Airport had its best air cargo tonnage month of April for eight years as it rose by 11.9 per cent, but it is warning that the restriction of flights due to noise concerns will hinder further growth. The Belgian gateway handled 45,983 tonnes of freight in the month, up on the 40,507 tonnes in the […]

Second cargo airline leaves Brussels Airport due to noise fines

Freighter carrier Air Cargo Global is stopping all its operations at Brussels Airport because of the Brussels’ noise fines – which follows the departure of Chinese carrier Yangtze River Express in February this year. The airport also says Magma Aviation has indicated that it will leave Brussels if the uncertainty is not removed in the next […]

Chapman Freeborn takes 75% share in Magma Aviation

Chapman Freeborn has increased its stake in Magma Aviation to a majority shareholding of 75 per cent to support the company’s long-term growth plans. The charter company has held a minority share in Magma since its launch in 2010 to commercially and operationally manage dedicated wide-body aircraft, contracted on an exclusive basis for airline partners. […]