East Midlands Airport (EMA) hasreported that its total freight includingtransit cargo was 300,291 tonnes in2006, up 4.7 percent year-on-year - thefirst time ever that EMA's throughputhas exceeded 300,000 tonnes in a year.Bill Blanchard, cargo developmentmanager of East Midlands Airport,Nottingham, said it was also anotherexceptional year for cargo charters withnearly 500 ad-hoc movements including164 by AN-124 and the second visitto EMA of the AN-225. In terms of pure freight, EMA saidit … [Read more...] about EMA's 2006 freight up by 4.7%
Airport and navigation charges todevelop Nagpur airport into a cargoand passenger hub, the Financial Expressreported. The exemption applies forairlines undertaking cargo operationsto and from the Nagpur airport andextends to both domestic and internationalsectors. According to civil aviation ministerPraful Patel, work on the new cargoterminal will start in a few months.Patel also said that the governmentwas looking at opening up the aviationsector more and was already deliberatingallowing 74 … [Read more...] about Nagpur airport all set to take off as cargo hub
Pemco World Air Services has signeda contract with Iceland-based cargooperator, Bluebird Cargo to converttwo B737-400s to freighters in 2007.The conversion will be carried out at STAECO in Jinan, China. The Chinesespecialist previously converted two 737-300s to freighters for Bluebird. … [Read more...] about Pemco World Air Services
ST Mobile Aerospace Engineering(MAE), the US subsidiary of Singapore-based ST Technologies Aerospace,has signed a massive Passenger-To-Freighter (PTF) conversion contractof 87 B757-200s with FedEx Express.Commencing in 2007, the contract isfor 87 aircraft. The contract follows last year's decisionby FedEx to acquire around 90of this type to replace its ageing Boeing727-200 fleet. ST Aero presidentTay Kok Khiang put the value of thecontract at $450-$470 million over theseven-year life of the … [Read more...] about MAE to convert 87 757's for FedEx.