Making waves in the airfreight market

Guernsey entrepreneur Nick Magliocchetti has launched an on-demand air taxi service that will also be available for freight shipments. Waves is a technology-led, on-demand air taxi service for both passengers and freight using Cessna Caravan aircraft, a fixed-gear turboprop with a payload of up to 1.8 tonnes. Phase one will operate between the Channel Islands but there are plans to expand operations to northern Europe and southern England in 2018. ... [+]

Air Partner appoints freight manager

Aviation services group Air Partner has appointed Robert Jubb as freight trading manager based at its UK headquarters at Gatwick. He has over 13 years of experience in the charter brokerage, airline and time-critical logistics industries and was previously commercial director at AirX Charter. [+]

Virgin names new managers

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has named Paul Fallon as director commercial and business development and Tania Wilson as Director Operations. The changes follow Dominic Kennedy’s promotion to managing director of Virgin Atlantic Cargo in August. Fallon was latterly Virgin’s director cargo operations and business development while ... [+]

Azerbaijan to buy freighter aircraft

Azerbaijan Airlines has signed an order with Boeing for new aircraft including a commitment to purchase two large freighters. The deal, signed at the Dubai Air Show, also five more 787-8 passenger Dreamliners and is valued at about $1.9 billion. The freighter commitment will be ... [+]

Kenya contract extended

Network Airline Services (NAS) has signed a two-year extension to its contract for handler Africa Flight Services Kenya (AFS Kenya) to provide cargo handling for its four flights a week into Nairobi. AFS Kenya will handle some 11,500 tonnes of cargo a year for NAS’ ... [+]

SilverQuilt offers superior protection

Thermal protective cover supplier TP3 Global is offering a new SilverQuilt product. The company says it achieves superior temperature protection for valuable, sensitive cargo, such as controlled room temperature pharmaceuticals, due to its multi-layered materials, and is able to protect freight within predefined temperature limits ... [+]

FedEx to buy up to 50 feeder planes

FedEx has signed a deal to buy 30 ATR 72-600F for its feeder operations, with options for a further 20 planes. Delivery of the first aircraft is expected in 2020, with subsequent deliveries of about six aircraft per year over a five-year period. They feature ... [+]

Former Allport MD joins SEKO

Former Allport managing director Chris Cargill has joined SEKO Logistics in the UK as group director for air and sea freight product development. Between 1987 and 2009, he was Allport’s managing director (air freight) before assuming responsibility for global network development and strategy and, ultimately, ... [+]

All there in black and white

IAG is sponsoring a new exhibition at the national Gallery in London showcasing the work of artists including Rembrandt, Picasso and Richter who painted in nothing but black, white and various shades of grey. The carrier is also the exhibition’s official logistics partner, moving over 50 ... [+]

New boss for AMI

Menzies Aviation has appointed Jonathan Clark as chief executive of its Air Menzies International (AMI) airfreight and express wholesaling subsidiary from January 2018. Clark was most recently at Cargolux Airlines, where he has served as Africa director since 2016. [+]