Monday, May 27, 2024

Etihad sign socially responsible MoU

Etihad Airways has become the first airline to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme. The MOU was signed by Dr Nadia Bastaki, vice president medical services, corporate social responsibility, Etihad Aviation Group, and Toily Kurbanov, executive coordinator, UNV, remotely in Abu Dhabi. The collaboration between the two entities […]

Deliveries start from UN’s new Belgian cargo hub

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has kick-started a network of global logistics hubs that will support the entire aid community and ensure the delivery of vital medical and humanitarian supplies to developing countries while commercial air transport is at a virtual standstill. “The window of opportunity to surge medical and humanitarian equipment into Africa […]

ICAO backs development of airfreight hub in Turkmenistan

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has backed plans by the Turkmenistan government to develop an airfreight and regional transit hub for Central Asian states in Ashgabat. The new Ashgabat International Airport, formerly known as Saparmurat Türkmenbaşy International Airport, is located approximately 10 kilometres northwest of the Turkmenistan capital. In a meeting last week with […]

LM-100J freighter showcased in Paris and gains more orders

Lockheed Martin has secured an order for five of its civilian LM-100J freighters from an undisclosed customer bringing its total order book to 25, writes Rob Coppinger at the Paris Air Show. The LM-100J is an updated version of the Lockheed’s L-100 Hercules and incorporates technologies developed from the military version of the aircraft, the […]

Many issues to discuss as Air Cargo Africa returns for another year

There will be much to talk about at Air Cargo Africa in Johannesburg, with five panels discussing issues including Africa’s potential and overcapacity, and forum sessions including pharmaceuticals and perishables. The action will kick off with a welcome address by STAT Media Group editor-in-chief, R K Patra at 11.00h on Tuesday 21 February, followed by […]

Air Partner winds down Ebola relief work

Air Partner is winding down its Ebola relief work in Sierra Leone as the West African nation is declared free of the disease. Between 26 October 2014 and 11 November this year, Air Partner had operated 128 flights from the UK to Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, for governments, non-governmental organisations and aid agencies. Air Partner […]

Air Partner delivers United Nations aid to Central African Republic

Air Partner has transported 90 tonnes of aid from Belgium to the Central African Republic to support the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Air Partner chartered a Boeing 747 Freighter from Liege Airport to fly the supplies to M’Poko International Airport in Bangui, the capital of the Central […]