Tag: air cargo

Airbus A330 and A350 Cabins Could Be Modified for Cargo

Reading Time: 2 minutes Currently air cargo is one of the very few niches in aviation which is still active. And active at such a level that it is facing an immediate capacity shortage.  The capacity offered by freighter aircraft is not enough. For this reason a number of passenger airlines, which have their planes on the ground, are […]

EASA Certifies Cargo Seat Bags for A320 Family Aircraft Cabins

Reading Time: < 1 minute The coronavirus has accelerated development of various advancements to help aviation better cope with the crisis and maintain vitally important supply lines worldwide. One of the latest achievements – cargo seat bags for Airbus A320 family aircraft passenger cabins to transport commercial and humanitarian supplies developed by Colibri Aero and J&C Aero. Both companies, headquartered […]

Avion Express Stands Shoulder to Shoulder with Cargo Carriers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Responding to the growing need of freight services created by the deadly coronavirus, many passenger airlines, ACMI operators, etc., are actively allying with cargo carriers to support the world with vitally important supplies. One of the latest operators which has joined the team is Avion Express, one of the leading narrow-body ACMI operators. The company […]

IATA: Air Cargo Must Not Be Restrained by Governments

Reading Time: 2 minutes While more and more countries are closing their borders in an attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, air cargo must not be forgot and its activity must not be restrained by governments, IATA says. Even in light of massive reductions in passenger flights, which currently reach up to 75%, air cargo has […]

Boeing Considers Launching Re-Engined 767-XF

Reading Time: < 1 minute Multiple reports reveal that Boeing is considering the possibility of launching a re-engined Boeing 767 cargo aircraft called the 767-XF. The passenger model of this type is also a matter of study. According to FlightGlobal, the main Boeing’s focus is on the opportunity of developing enhanced aircraft to serve air freight market. The new plane […]

US-China Trade War Weighs Heavily on Air Cargo

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, the longest period since the global financial crisis […]

Qatar Airways Shakes the Ground with Multi-Billion Agreements

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rapidly growing its operations and expanding fleet capabilities, Qatar Airways has struck multiple deals again. An order for five Boeing 777 Freighters and several agreements with GE Aviation. Five more Freighters for air cargo operations Qatar Airways purchased to better serve more than 60 global destinations and supplement the current fleet of 23 cargo planes, […]

Air Cargo Demand Continues Negative 2019 Trend

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), fell 4.7% in April 2019, compared to the same period the year before. This continued the negative trend in year-on-year demand that began in January. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers […]

ICAO: Solid Passenger Traffic Growth in 2018

Reading Time: < 1 minute Preliminary figures released by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) show a total of 4.3 billion passengers were carried by air transport on scheduled services in 2018. This indicates a 6.1 per cent increase over 2017. The number of departures rose to approximately 38 million globally, and world passenger traffic grew solidly at 6.7 per […]

Air Freight Demand up 9% in 2017, Strongest Growth Since 2010

Reading Time: 4 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released full-year 2017 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) grew by 9.0%. This was more than double the 3.6% annual growth recorded in 2016. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), rose by 3.0% in 2017. This was […]