Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Volga-Dnepr helps control Ebola virus outbreak

Volga-Dnepr Group has assisted the Merieux Foundation’s efforts to control the Ebola virus outbreak by flying mobile bio-medical laboratories. An Antonov AN-124-100 was positioned at Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport, France on Tuesday 8 October for the foundation and its logistics partner Bioport Logistique. The three 40 foot “plug and play” mobile container laboratories built in the […]

TIACA and AFRAA sign MoU to support cargo development in Africa

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work closely on issues affecting air cargo, from security to digitisation. The MoU was signed at the 49th AFRAA Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Kigali, Rwanda, and TIACA will collaborate with AFRAA’s 40 members from […]

New gateway in Rwanda set to boost cargo in the region

Rwanda is building a new gateway – Bugesera International Airport – which is set to boost air cargo into and out of the African nation. The airport will have modern cargo handling facilities, capacity to handle about 1.8m passengers annually, multiple commercial spaces, and include other facilities. Work on the first phase of the new gateway […]

Benin and Rwanda to establish joint venture airline

The governments of Benin and Rwanda have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a joint venture airline owned by the two countries and based in Cotonou, Benin. Plan are for it to commence its initial operations providing air transportation for passengers and goods between and to Abidjan, Brazzaville, Douala, Libreville, Bamako, Dakar and […]

RwandAir chooses Network Airline Services as GSA for UK

RwandAir has appointed Network Airline Services as its cargo general sales agent (GSA) for the UK. The airline flies an Airbus A330 between Kigali and London’s Gatwick Airport three times a week, and provides connections to 22 destinations throughout Africa. Network Airline Services UK GSA sales director, John Gilfeather says: “The Network Airline Services team […]

Intradco Global and Etihad Cargo help bring endangered rhinos home

The critically endangered black rhino has returned to the wilds of Rwanda with the help of animal transport specialist Intradco Global and Etihad Cargo. On behalf of African Parks, a conservation non-profit that manages national parks and protected areas on behalf of governments across the continent, Intradco chartered two Etihad Boeing 777 Freighters to transport […]

VIDEO: Zipline starts drone deliveries for blood transfusions in Rwanda

Zipline operated drones have started making emergency deliveries of blood to transfusing facilities in Rwanda as part of an international partnership between UPS, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Zipline. The Rwandan government will start using drones to make up to 150 on-demand, emergency deliveries a day to 21 facilities in the Western half of the […]

UPS gives grant for Zipline medicine drone deliveries

The UPS Foundation has given an $800,000 grant to trial drone deliveries of live-saving medicines with robotic company, Zipline, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to be trialled in Rwanda. The Rwandan government will start using Zipline drones later this year, which can make up to 150 deliveries per day to 21 transfusing facilities located in […]