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Being granted an Air Operator’s Certificate by the German regulator LBA is a matter of weeks, not months, says Managing Director Ulrich Ogiermann of CLG. “I can confirm that we are well on track to launch our maiden flight in July, provided all regulatory approvals are obtained,” he told CargoForwarder Global. This he said, follows recent talks with officials of Braunschweig-based German civil aviation authority, the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA). Read more >>
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has acquired a 4.3% stake in Korean Air’s largest shareholder and said the investment in Hanjin-KAL demonstrates its commitment to its joint venture with
KAL, which was launched in May 2018.
Delta's CEO Ed Bastian said the joint venture is designed to offer the strongest network and best service connecting the U.S. with Asia and, after receiving regulatory approval, the holding may be pushed to 10% over time. Read more >>
There have been a few rumours flying around the past weeks regarding various parts of the Volga-Dnepr Group’s present and future activities. Subjects such as whether CargoLogic Germany (see separate report) will be granted their German AOC, or if Volga-Dnepr Airlines may face problems operating their AN-124 fleet due to Ukrainian protests on maintenance records. All hot air it seems, as Volga-Dnepr Airlines looks at further expansion. Read more >>
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Japan's logistics provider Yamato Transport and leading e-tailer Rakuten are reportedly among a group of companies set to partner with the Japanese government to test unmanned delivery robots on public roads, Nikkei reported. Read more >>
The lenders’ consortium, led by State Bank of India (SBI), which had been tasked with finding potential buyers or investors for India's debt-ridden Jet Airways, have given up on its
rescue effort after finding no buyer for Jet Airways.
The consortium on June 17 decided to take the Naresh Goyal-founded airline to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to seek a resolution under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC).
Two captive-held Belugas, named Little Grey and Little White, traveled 11,000 kilometers by air from Shanghai to Keflavik where they landed yesterday (19 June) in good shape. However, their journey was not yet over. It continued by truck and ferry boat to a sanctuary in a natural bay on Heimaey, one of the Westman Islands, located off the southern coast of Iceland. Little White and Little Grey have in the meantime arrived there. Read more >>
This motivating slogan is displayed on banners welcoming skydivers and spectators entering the drop zone of the small airfield at Gransee, located 60 km north of Berlin. An invitation that also motivated us, the author and his wife Almut, to give a tandem jump a try, falling off a plane at an altitude of 4,000 meters. Read more >>
It cannot be excluded that the Volga-Dnepr operated fleet of 12 Antonov 124-100s could be chained when landing in the EU, North America or elsewhere outside their Russian home turf. This is the explicit aim of the Ukrainian government, that launched an international campaign urging national authorities to seize Volga-Dnepr’s large freighters. Their drastic advance is based on a verdict of the District Court in Kiev. Read more >>
Shanghai-based cargo carrier YTO Cargo Airlines will start a freighter service between Changsha (CSX) and Kuala Lumpur (KUL) next month on behalf of Cainiao, the logistics arm of Chinese
e-commerce giant Alibaba.
Later this year, YTO Cargo Airlines will also seek to expand its network to Pakistan, while increasing frequencies to Saigon and Manila. Read more >>
At this year’s Munich-held Air Cargo Europe (ACE), there was a new exhibitor on the scene who it seems has plans to expand in Europe and give airline customers a different set of services
for the future.
BCUBE or in short B3, is a long-established Italian company operating in the integrated logistics services. BCUBE Group has a sub-holding operating in the Air Cargo Handling field. CargoForwarder Global spoke at length with BCUBE AIR CARGO’s CEO, Mauro Grisafi, who gave an insight into his plans for the coming years. Read more >>