Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Amerijet working on IATA CEIV and other initiatives for 2017

Amerijet is in the final stages of attaining the International Air Transport Association’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceuticals (CEIV Pharma) certification as it looks to further grow its first quarter 2017 pharma volumes. This is just one of the initiatives and focuses for the all-cargo carrier, but senior vice president of business […]

Air cargo quality programme eyed by new TIACA secretary general

The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) new incoming secretary general, Vladimir Zubkov (pictured) takes the helm at arguably one of the most pivotal and challenging times for air cargo. The next few years are set to be vital period for the industry as it looks to go paperless, modernise its processes, adapt to the challenges and […]

ACS moves Florida office to downtown Miami

Air Charter Service (ACS) has moved to new, larger premises in Miami following impressive growth in the 15 months it has been operating. The Florida office started trading in September last year, and the new base has space to triple the workforce. It is moving from Broward County on the outskirts of the city to […]

Miami Airport receives government approval for Foreign Trade Zone

Miami International Airport has received government approval to be designated as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) magnet site, allowing manufacturers to lease available property space and have tariffs deferred, reduced or eliminated. The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved the application to the US Department of Commerce, expanding Miami-Dade County’s FTZ281 to include the airport, […]

SAS Cargo working towards gaining CEIV Pharma

The pharmaceutical cargo sector is proving to be a major opportunity for air cargo carriers and SAS Cargo is targeting growth in the market, reports Justin Burns. To grow its pharma volumes, the Scandinavian airline is working towards gaining the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV […]

AMI opens up South America with Miami office

AMI is taking a major step in developing its business in South America with the opening of an office in Miami and establishing a strategic partnership with Brazil-based wholesaler Craft Group. AMI Miami will serve the local airfreight agent community and act as the control centre for transhipments between its US and global networks and […]

Facilities the biggest air cargo headache at LAX

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the busiest and key air cargo gateway on the west coast of the US. In 2015, LAX handled 1.9 million tonnes, which was almost as much tonnage as the next five highest ranked North American west coast airports combined (Oakland, San Francisco, Ontario, Seattle, Vancouver). The hub was ranked […]

ACS gaining new business in Gateway to the Americas

Air Charter Service

Air Charter Service has gained regional business and new clients since opening its Miami office in 2015, head of cargo Florida, Brian Rodriguez tells Air Cargo Week (ACW). He says so far this year Miami business has been very similar to 2015, mainly due to the geo-political climate in the South American market. “Since we […]

Record July for ACS despite uncertain European market

Air Charter Service CEO, Justin Bowman

Air Charter Service (ACS) had a record month in July as it booked 1,114 charter contracts, making it the company’s best ever monthly figure. Chief executive officer, Justin Bowman says it is a “great achievement” with many of these consisting of multiple sectors and explains: “With our diversification into other markets, such as OBCs and aircraft sales, we […]

Record freight day for American Airlines at Heathrow Airport

An American Airlines Boeing 767 gets loaded at Heathrow Airport

American Airlines Cargo shipped more than 575,000 pounds (260 tonnes) of freight and mail from Heathrow Airport in a single day, setting a new daily record for the station on Sunday (14 August). The previous busiest day for the London cargo team was in October 2015 when they shipped 565,857 pounds (256 tonnes) from the facility. Key […]

American Airlines transports gear and equipment for Rio Olympics

American Airlines Cargo has delivered over 65 tonnes of broadcast equipment and athletic gear to Rio de Janeiro in preparation for the Olympic Games, which start on 5 August. Broadcasting equipment was shipped out of Japan and London to Rio for high-resolution filming at the sporting festival. One of the largest shipments of this kind […]

Aeronaves orders fourth AEI MD-82SF converted freighter

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has received a fourth order for an MD-82SF converted freighter from Mexico-based Aeronaves. AEI will start modifying the aircraft, registration MSN 49990, at its Commercial Jet facility in Miami. The aircraft will be re-delivered to fly for the DHL network in Mexico. Aeronaves is the largest overall operator of AEI MD-80SF series […]

FedEx receives approval for flights to Cuba

FedEx is to become the only US all-cargo carrier to provide services to Cuba with Miami – Matanzas flights starting on 15 January 2017. The US Department of Transportation approved FedEx’s uncontested application to operate daily services from Monday to Friday, and FedEx was the only all-cargo carrier to seek authority. Under an agreement signed […]

New viaduct provides truck access to MIA’s West Cargo area

Trucks can now drive directly to and from Miami International Airport’s West Cargo area avoiding local congestion with the opening of the $63 million N.W. 25th Street Viaduct. The viaduct allows the 5,000 trucks that travel to and from the West Cargo area a day to drive above street lights and avoid local traffic on […]

First AEI CRJ200 SF completes maiden flight

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has completed the maiden flight of its CRJ200 SF, and is hoping to get Federal Aviation Administration certification “imminently”. IFL Group, based in Waterford, Michigan, is the launch customers for the CRJ200 SF, and AEI has 45 firm orders and commitments for the aircraft. The AEI CRJ200 SF has a payload of […]

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 […]

Virgin and Delta to co-locate cargo handling in the UK

Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo are to co-locate their dnata cargo handling facilities under one roof across the UK. The airlines will co-locate their cargo handling at London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford and Newcastle from 8 June. The companies say the move will provide single drop-off […]

American in for the long haul in Latin America

Despite regional instability and economic challenges, American Airlines’ managing director cargo sales Latin America, Carmen Taylor tells Air Cargo Week (ACW) the carrier is in for the long haul. Taylor says though Argentina and Brazil have been hit by economic and political instability, while they are recovering American will look to utilise its Latin American […]

Kalitta Charters orders second AEI 737-400SF

Kalitta Charters has ordered a second Boeing 737-400SF conversion from Aeronautical Engineers (AEI), to be delivered in June 2016. The aircraft, which was built in 1989, will be converted at Commercial Jet’s Miami facility. The converted 737-400 can accommodate 10 88 by 125 inch unit load devices, which AEI says is unique due to its […]

US carriers apply for permission to serve Cuba

New United Airlines Cargo website

US carriers are looking to take advantage of the US and Cuba agreeing to resume scheduled services by applying to the US Department of Transportation for approval for non-stop flights. So far, Alaska Airlines would like to operate twice daily flights between Los Angeles and Havana with a Boeing 737-900ER, while Delta Air Lines want […]

Miami sees small cargo rise

Miami International Airport (MIA) has seen total cargo volumes increase by 0.3 per cent to 2.2 million tonnes in 2015 with domestic rising and international seeing a slight dip. Freight at Miami fell marginally in 2015 to 2.1 million tonnes while mail increased by 29 per cent to 38,100 tonnes. Total domestic cargo, which covers […]

LATAM takes delivery of first A350 XWB

LATAM Airlines Group has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350 eXtraWideBody (XWB), to be used by TAM from January 2016. The airline took delivery of the aircraft at a ceremony in Toulouse, France, attended by Airbus president and chief executive officer (CEO), Fabrice Bregier. The aircraft will be used on services between the Brazilian […]

LATAM increases Americas services and plans flights to Africa

LATAM Airlines Group will introduce four new routes in the Americas, to be introduced between December 2015 and January 2016, and is seeking approval for Sao Paulo (Brazil) to Johannesburg (South Africa) services. The group is planning to start three times a week services from Lima to Antofagasta (Chile), operated by LAN Peru from December 2015. […]