Air Freight News

Below are links to stories relating to air freight

 

Robin Hood Airport applies for freight night flying

Robin Hood Airport has officially applied to Doncaster Council to lift restrictions on night-time freight flights in a bid to create more jobs. It has submitted plans to relax the limitations. It wants to overturn a ban on noisier aircraft like Boeing 747s - known as QC4s - operating at night because officials are concerned the current ruling is hampering efforts to attract a freight operator to set up base at Robin Hood. (Doncaster Free Press)

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Air Freight news during 2008

Air Freight news stories during 2008   -   collected together

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Asian Air cargo drops sharply in November

Air cargo demand in Asia fell sharply in November, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines. November was the 7th straight month of accelerating declines. As demand weakens, the airlines have been cutting capacity. International cargo volume declined 15.5% in November, from 5.1 billion freight ton kilometers in November 2007 to 4.3 billion FTK this year. Available freight ton kilometers dropped 8.9%. (Air Cargo World)

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Globalisation to go into reverse – air freight

Intercontinental volume growth rates may never return to the levels of the last 10 years. The CEO of DHL Express’s Emea region said the prospect of higher oil prices long-term meant shippers were seriously looking at bringing at least part of their manufacturing closer to consumer markets. "When the world’s economy starts to grow again, transport growth will begin again, but I think the growth spurt is gone. (IFW)

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Second Kalitta Air 747 Freighter Crashes

A Boeing 747 crashed in Madrid, near Bogota, on Monday, July 7th 2008. The cargo plane fell after taking off from Bogota's airport with a load of flowers on route to Miami. The 8 crew members survived but 2 people who lived on the ranch where the plane crashed were killed. Another Kalitta 747 cargo plane crashed at the end of a runway and split in two while trying to take off from Brussels airport on 25th May.

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Cargo plane breaks in two after crashing during take-off in Brussels

An American-owned Boeing 747 cargo plane crashed as it took off from Brussels airport yesterday but no injuries were reported. The jumbo jet broke in two in the crash as it came to rest at the end of the runway 500m from housing in the Brussels suburb of Zaventem. Some local residents have been campaigning to have this particular runway closed. (Irish Examiner)

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Some of the crazily heavy oil drilling equipment that gets air freighted …

Some of the most unlikely things get air-freighted, including oil drilling equipment. Here is a selection of some of the heaviest: tonnes of oil drilling equipment to Congo; 31 tonne transformers; 15 massive ‘Christmas tree’, and component parts of oil drilling equipment required by an Egyptian oil development. (Air Cargo news and others)

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Air support for Africa’s organic farms

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, which make millions of pounds from flying food in passenger jets, are joining forces with African farmers to fight environmental restrictions on food transported by air. They have given free tickets to representatives of farmers in Ghana and Kenya to visit London to argue their case to the Soil Association. (Times)

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Transport Committee hears from CAA and Manchester Airports Group

House of Commons Transport Committee - oral evidence on Freight. Session on 27th February dealt with air freight, with the CAA and Manchester Airports giving evidence. Audio only. (House of Commons)

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East Midlands Airport’s first EMA Cargo Newsletter

East Midlands Airport has released the first EMA Cargo Newsletter, aimed at keeping all stakeholders in EMA’s cargo business up-to-date with the latest cargo statistics including tonnes handled, Air Transport Movements and top trading countries. The newsletter will also keep you informed of new services (cargo and passenger) operating at EMA. Air cargo grew year-on-year by 1.55%. (East Midlands Airport)

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