Sharjah airport posts 12% increase on passenger traffic

August 3, 2016
SHARJAH: Some 5.35 million passengers, up by 560,000, traveled to various destinations during the first half of the year through the Sharjah International Airport, home to various budget airlines. The Sharjah Airport Authority said...

Emirates plane from India ‘crash lands’ in Dubai

August 3, 2016
DUBAI: An Emirates plane that came from Thiruvananthapuram, India bound for Dubai made an emergency landing at the Dubai International Airport on Wednesday after a fire engulfed the aircraft in mid-air. All 282 passengers...

Volga-Dnepr Group, GE announce global strategic partnership

July 28, 2016
Volga-Dnepr Group and GE Aviation recently signed a strategic cooperation partnership agreement that will utilize the two companies’ unique strengths and expertise to develop collaborative solutions to benefit each company and their customers. This...

ABC expands in Southeast Asia

July 28, 2016
AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has expanded its Southeast Asia coverage with the introduction of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to its network from July 5, 2016, onward, increasing its number of destinations in the region to 11.

VAC doubles its pharmaceutical market shares

July 28, 2016
Virgin Atlantic Cargo is increasing its investment in temperature-controlled services after more than doubling its share of the pharmaceutical market from the UK to North America since the launch of its Cool Chain product...

IJS Global Gefco UK obtains WDA by MHRA at London Heathrow site

July 28, 2016
IJS Global GEFCO UK has been granted a Wholesale Dealer Authorisation (WDA) by the UK Regulatory Body, the MHRA, for its operations at the London Heathrow site with immediate effect.

AN-124 Ruslan freighter delivers bridge to Brazil

July 28, 2016
The loading system developed for the transportation of long aerospace cargoes provided the perfect solution to help load a 35-metre telescopic bridge onboard a Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ An-124-100 freighter for its delivery to Rio de...

AN-225 flies its first voyage from Ukraine to AbuDhabi

July 28, 2016
The world’s largest cargo plane, the Antonov An-225 Mriya (AN-225), took its first voyage from Ukraine to Abu Dhabi carrying a shipment handled by Freightworks, the WACO System member for the UAE.

Simrik, Sapphire to establish cargo airline in Nepal

July 28, 2016
Simrik Airlines and US-based Sapphire Global Airways recently signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a dedicated international long-haul cargo airline in Nepal.

Gerry’s dnata to provide ground-handling services to Saudia Airlines

July 28, 2016
Gerry’s dnata, the largest ground handler in Pakistan, has signed a multi-year agreement with Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) to provide full ground-handling services for the airline’s Pakistan operations across Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Islamabad....

London Heathrow Airport records growth in June

July 27, 2016
London Heathrow has reported that more than 6.6 million passengers travelled to and from the airport in June.

Alitalia expands its portfolio of temperature controlled containers

July 27, 2016
Italian carrier Alitalia has signed an agreement with low-temperature technology specialist Va-Q-tec to rent its passive containers. Under the deal, pre-conditioned units will be sent to the customers’ door for loading and temperature will...

Dubai Industrial Strategy to generate Dh160bn by 2030

July 26, 2016
Dubai’s industrial sector is set to see huge investments and create thousands of jobs under a new strategy launched by the UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister and Dubai’s ruler His Highness Sheikh Mohammed...

NASA to revolutionize air travel

July 26, 2016
With more than four billion additional passengers expected to start travelling globally over the next 20 years, NASA is collaborating with the Federal Aviation Administration and American Airlines to make flying faster, safer and...

NASA to extend Hubble operations

July 26, 2016
Hubble will soon start seeing double. NASA has announced plans to extend operations of the famous space telescope for another five years, through to June 2021. That means it will still be on the...
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