A thorough safety check conducted by non-Pakistani aviation experts last September brought shocking results to light, only now made public. The A320 inspected by the controllers was in poor technical shape and the pilots showed significant training deficits. Read more>

Pharma customers can make use of four pharma dollies at BRU - company courtesy
Pharma customers can make use of four pharma dollies at BRU - company courtesy

Denmark-headquartered DSV Global Transport and Logistics launches a direct air cargo pharma lane between Brussels Airport and Johannesburg. This will involve the use of airside cool dollies on the tarmac both at Brussels Airport and in South Africa. Read more>

China's flag carrier, Air China has scrapped flights between Beijing and the North Korean capital Pyongyang due to “unsatisfactory business operations,” a company spokesman said. He added that a resumption of the service "depended on the market" conditions. Read more>

The Israeli carrier Cargo Air Lines (CAL) touched down at Liege Airport 20 years ago. LGG seized the opportunity to bring the community together in the Air Cargo Excellence Forum. Read more>

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Another Brussels Airport handler has just received IATA CEIV Pharma certification. This time it’s Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) who state that this is their first European station to be certified.

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Terrafugia’s TF-X project has four seats
Terrafugia’s TF-X project has four seats

Rapidly expanding Chinese automotive manufacturer Geely has acquired U.S.-based flying car developer Terrafugia Inc of Woburn, Massachusetts.
Geely Chairman Li Shufu said the acquisition will allow the company to roll out its first flying car for the market in 2019, and the world’s first vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) car in 2023. Read more>

Take about 300 creative minds working at Swiss WorldCargo’s Zurich HQ and ask them to join different councils to elaborate pioneering solutions for further enhancing the product quality and to optimize the flow of goods. What do you get after some months of collective pondering? Refreshing out-of-the-box ideas providing food for thought and stimuli to take the freight carrier to the next level. And - a team of competent and highly motivated staff, that strongly identify with their work, adds Ashwin Bhat, Head of Swiss WorldCargo. Read more>

We take a look this week at an exceptional success story concerning one of Europe’s largest trucking (RFS) companies. Georgi Transporte, which was founded in Germany back in the early fifties, and which has grown into one of Europe’s most well-known and versified air cargo trucking companies. Read more>

GLP warehouse in Changshu, Jiangsu province
GLP warehouse in Changshu, Jiangsu province

Shareholders of Global Logistics Properties (GLP), the Singapore-listed logistics company and the largest operator of warehouses in China, last week approved the proposed US$11.6 billion buyout of the firm by a consortium led by developer China Vanke Co and Chinese fund Hillhouse Capital. Read more>

Fist A330-300P2F converted by Elbe Flugzeugwerke - photo: EFW
Fist A330-300P2F converted by Elbe Flugzeugwerke - photo: EFW

The integrator becomes the first operator of Airbus A330-300 Passenger-to-Freighter converted aircraft. The jetliner can carry up to 62 metric tons over a distance of 6,760 kilometers (3,650 nautical miles).
Also, Deutsche Post-DHL logistics arm Global Forwarding has introduced a quotation and booking service for general cargo. Read more>

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