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Boeing announces major order for 777 and 747 freighters from Volga-Dnepr #FIA18

Boeing started the second day at the 2018 Farnborough Airshow by announcing an order for five 747-8 freighters and 29 777 freighters from Volga-Dnepr. The order is valued at list prices of $11.8 billion which comprises of $2 billion for the 747-8s and $9.8 billion for the 777s. The company also announced agreements to optimize the cargo operators airplane fleet …

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SWISS appoints an Indian to head its Cargo business

SWISS ramp at Zurich airport. Photo by and copyright Devesh Agarwal.

SWISS the national carrier of Switzerland has appointed an Indian, Ashwin Bhat as its new Head of Cargo effective October 1. Bhat, 46, will succeed Oliver Evans who is stepping down after 13 years. Bhat, is currently in overall charge of worldwide sales of the airline’s cargo product as Head of Global Area Management at Swiss WorldCargo division. He has …

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Lufthansa cargo names a freighter Namaste India

Lufthansa Cargo McDonnell Douglas MD-11 D-ALCJ 'Namaste India'. Lufthansa Image.

Lufthansa Cargo has named an MD-11 freighter ‘Namaste India’. The aircraft which bears the registration D-ALCJ, is a 15 year old McDonnell Douglas MD-11 which is powered by three General Electric CF6-80 engines. The aircraft was named by Dr. Alexis von Hoensbroech, Board Member Products & Sales of Lufthansa Cargo and Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, …

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Bangalore Kempegowda airport first in India to be IATA e-freight compliant

Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F freighter D-ALCC being loaded at Kempegowda airport, Bangalore. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Bangalore’s Kempegowda international airport has been rated an International Air Transport Association (IATA) e-freight compliant airport for cargo operations. The airport is the first in India to achieve the compliance with the operationalisation and implementation of the e-freight process. The e-freight initiative was facilitated by IATA, a global trade association comprising over 240 airlines around the world. As part of …

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Through the lens: our photo tribute to the Airbus A300

Etihad Airways Crystal Cargo Airbus A300-600F freighter TF-ELF

In continuation of our article on the 40th anniversary of world’s first twin-engined widebody airplane, the Airbus A300, Bangalore Aviation has compiled a small gallery of photos of various Airbus A300’s we have captured over the years, as our tribute celebrating this pioneering aircraft. Passenger A300s 9K-AMA is a 22 year old Airbus A300B4-605R operating for Kuwait Airways, it is powered …

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Boeing delivers first 747-8 with performance-improved engines

Boeing delivered the first 747-8 with performance-improved GEnx-2B engines as part of the airplane’s Performance Improvement Package (PIP.) A Cathay Pacific Airways Cargo 747-8F Freighter was the first aircraft delivered with the new PIP engines. The engine is the first of the package’s three improvements to enter service. The two other components, Flight Management Computer (FMC) software upgrades and reactivation …

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Qatar Airways Cargo order five new Airbus A330-200F freighters

Qatar Airways has placed a firm order for five new Airbus A330-200 Freighter aircraft in an agreement signed at the Dubai Airshow 2013. These new aircraft will complement the airline’s rapidly growing network, which includes more than 40 routes that have dedicated freighter services. Included in the order are eight additional A330-200F options – which would make the deal potentially …

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dnata selects Amadeus’ flight management solution

By BA Staff Amadeus, announced that dnata, part of the Emirates group of Dubai and one of the world’s largest combined air services providers, will implement Amadeus’ Altéa Departure Control’s Flight Management solution in their centralised load control offices (CLC) in Dubai. The airport ground handler, is now present in 75 airports in 38 countries. The deal spans all Emirates …

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Dubai International’s passenger traffic up 13.1 per cent in September

By BA Staff Courtesy of Wikipedia Passenger traffic at Dubai International, the world’s second busiest airport for international passengers, rose 13.1 per cent in September, according to the latest traffic statistics issued yesterday by operator Dubai Airports. Passenger traffic in September totaled 5,407,326, an increase of 13.1 per cent compared to 4,780,394 during the corresponding month in 2012. Year to …

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Cathay Pacific July 2013 traffic results

Hong Kong based full service carrier Cathay Pacific Airways posted its consolidated (including regional arm Dragonair) traffic results for July 2013, showing an increase in passenger traffic offset by a decrease in cargo tonnage. Find the details below. 20th August 2013 Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for July 2013 that show a year-on-year …

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Air Cargo Germany suspends operations

by Devesh Agarwal German air freight operator Air Cargo Germany announced a “temporary” but indefinite suspension of all of its operations as of Thursday, April 18. ACG Boeing 747-400 freighter at Mumbai. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal The carrier, with an IATA code of 6U and based out of Frankfurt Hahn airport, has a fleet of four Boeing 747-400 freighters that …

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Air cargo business grows cautiously in January: IATA

by Devesh Agarwal The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents about 240 airlines comprising 84% of global air traffic, released its global air freight demand statistics for January 2013 which show signs of stabilisation of air freight industry on the back of encouraging growth towards the end of 2012. Compared to the previous year, demand for air freight grew …

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Photo: Unusual Antonov An-74TK-100 STOL cargo freighter at Mumbai airport

As I was returning to Bangalore on Saturday, I spotted this very unusual aircraft at the ramp across the passenger terminal at Mumbai CSI airport, an Antonov An-74-TK-100. UR-CKC belongs to Cavok Air, a Ukranian cargo operator. The striking feature of this aircraft is the overwing engines which are used to perform short take-off and landings by using the Coandă …

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Night photos from Delhi Indira Gandhi international airport – the Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 Freighter twins

Bangalore Aviation photographer Vedant took this photograph of a pair of Boeing 747 freighters of Hong Kong based, Cathay Pacific Cargo at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi international airport. Click on the image for a high resolution view. One of the 747s is an original 747 Freighter, while the other is a 747-400 BCF (Boeing Converted Freighter). Can you identify which …

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Guest Post: The unique air cargo industry

The air cargo industry is quite obviously different from the passenger airline industry. Beyond both offering services that mostly focus on transportation via air the two industries share little else. Let’s get into it. For passenger airlines, the exchange of services (and in some cases, goods) is pretty much entirely contained within the airport or the aircraft. Passenger airlines offer …

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Pics and Video: Cathay Pacific cargo takes delivery of its first Boeing 747-8F freighter

Hong Kong based Cathay Pacific Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 747-8F freighter from its order for ten aircraft. The carrier becomes the first operator of this new generation aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region, the largest for air cargo in the world. With the delivery of B-LJE Cathay joins launch operation CargoLux, which took delivery of its first …

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