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Transavia Export B747-200 Nr. 1 engine after landing in Saudi Arabia - courtesy: Aviation Herald
Transavia Export B747-200 Nr. 1 engine after landing in Saudi Arabia - courtesy: Aviation Herald

Transavia Export B747F has a severe landing mishap in Saudia Arabia
The carrier was operating a freighter flight from Minsk (Belarus) to King Khaled Airbase (Saudia Arabia) on December 26th 2015 with one of their two Boeing 747-200F aircraft, when the number one engine struck the runway on landing at the airbase. The aircraft, registration number EW-460TQ which the carrier received only six days before (see CargoForwarder Global 11. January) sustained considerable damage to the engine which it seems has been written off.
Aviation Herald reports that it received information that the 100 tons of freight on board consisted of bombs each weighing 2,000 pounds, destined for the Saudia military. Further information claims that the captain of the aircraft had not actively flown in the last seven months.
The U.S. National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) who normally would be involved in inquiries to the incident seeing as it’s an American manufactured aircraft, told Aviation Herald that they had not received notification of the incident. Belarus Civil Aviation authorities have also not reacted.
Scary, to see that such cargo is being moved on civil freighters and that such a serious incident is being hushed up.

Chris Davis
Chris Davis

Cargo  2000 appoints Davies as new Technical Manager
During their recent meeting in Amsterdam, the Cargo 2000 Board announced that Chris Davies has been appointed as Technical Manager at Cargo 2000.
Davies will be based in the organization’s headquarters in Geneva.
Last week’s board meeting was called in order to review progress on Cargo 2000’s transformation program as well as planning for its brand relaunch sometime this year.
Chris Davies has almosts 15 years of experience in the air cargo IT sector. Before taking up his role at Cargo 2000, Mr Davies was employed by the Descartes Systems Group in London where he was responsible for systems integration projects.

Samuel Lau
Samuel Lau

Kerry Logistics honoured at Quamnet Awards in Hong Kong
One of Asia’s leading logistics service providers, Kerry Logistics was presented with the Outstanding Global Logistics Network Award on January 14th at a ceremony held in Hong Kong.
The award given at the Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Awards ceremony was given to Kerry for what the jury considered as their excellence and entrepreneurial business spirit in the logistics scene. The jury further stated that Kerry Logistics had demonstrated outstanding business growth, product and services and brand influence performance.

James Rigby
James Rigby

The award was accepted by Samuel Lau, Executive Director of Kerry Logistics Hong Kong.


Cargo Composites appoints James Rigby as Director Marketing & Sales
One of the leading manufacturers of composite cargo containers and pallets for the airline industry, Cargo Composites, has recently given James Rigby the position of Director Marketing & Sales.
Rigby who can look back on more than 20 years in the airline industry, joins Cargo Composites from Etihad Airways where he was Cargo Handling Manager.
Cargo Composites which has its headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina, is a manufacturer of lightweight ULDs and pallets which are claimed to be more durable than other likewise products.

John Mc Donagh

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