Chop-chop for globe-spanning chopper-swop

Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Panalpina have helped the Babcock multinational corporation swop helicopters stationed on the opposite sides of the globe in the UK and Australia in the minimum time. Two Aberdeen-based AugustaWestland AW139 helicopters needed to get to their new base in Melbourne, Australia, while two Sikorsky S-92s needed to move in the opposite direction from Darwin, Australia, to Aberdeen. Working in partnership with Panalpina, Volga-Dnepr flew one of its Antonov 124-100 ... [+]

Business (almost) as usual for UK truckers

EU Ministers formally adopted laws on 19 March that will allow UK hauliers, airlines and bus operators to continue to operate to and from Europe whatever the Brexit outcome. For UK hauliers, this means permits will not be required for the vast majority of journeys ... [+]

AA’s Tim Isik comes across to Cargo

  American Airlines Cargo has appointed Tim Isik as director, cargo sales – Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He comes to cargo from the passenger channel sales team, where he led American’s leisure sales business across the UK, Ireland and Iceland. [+]

Electric performance for Lufthansa AWBs

Lufthansa Cargo has achieved 74% penetration for electronic air waybills (eAWBs), the carrier announced at its annual results press conference on 18 March. The figure had risen from virtually nothing less than seven years ago, and was set to go on rising further, with 80% ... [+]

São Paulo to be Virgin’s first South American city

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is to launch flights between London Heathrow and São Paulo, Brazil in 2020. A daily 787 will offer several tonnes of capacity on the carrier’s first foray into South America and will give direct access into the continent’s largest import and export ... [+]

New chief for air charterers

Weston Aviation chief executive Nick Weston (left) has been appointed chairman of BACA – The Air Charter Association. He succeeds Richard Mumford \(right) who has held the role since 2016.   [+]

Alberto Nobis is new DHL boss in Europe

DHL Express has appointed Alberto Nobis as its new chief executive for Europe, marking his return to the global management board. Nobis was the global chief financial officer from 2009 to 2012 before relocating to his home country of Italy in 2013. He takes over ... [+]

Handler gets Dallas CEIV certificate

Airfreight handler dnata has gained IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification for its new cargo facility in Dallas. The company opened its 37,000sq ft cargo centre at Fort Worth International Airport in November 2017. [+]

Quality standards for smaller forwarders

IATA quality standards group Cargo iQ has tested a new Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Solution for forwarders who work with member airlines on a small-scale, or regional basis. The SME Solution will enable a Route Map and status updates to be made available ... [+]

Air France KLM pioneers IATA DG checks

Air France KLM Cargo (AFKL Cargo) has become the first airline group to adopt the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) newly developed Dangerous Goods AutoCheck for shipment acceptance. It automatically checks the Shipper's Declaration for Dangerous Goods (DGD) against all relevant rules and regulations ... [+]