IATA: Air cargo tracks near pre-COVID levels

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for July 2022 global air cargo markets showing that demand continued to track at near pre-pandemic levels in July (-3.5%), but below July 2021 performance (-9.7%). Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometres (CTKs), fell 9.7% compared to July 2021 (-10.2% for international…

UK MP urges new PM to support aviation recovery

A cross-party group of UK parliamentarians has called on new prime minister Liz Truss’s administration to back UK aviation, travel and tourism as it continues to recover from the impacts of Covid-19. A letter, organised by Henry Smith MP as chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Future of…

LATAM Cargo to operate additional freighter 

LAN Cargo (LATAM Cargo) will operate an additional aircraft and, as a result, LATAM Cargo and its related carriers will end 2022 with a fleet of 16 767 freighters. “This aircraft will allow us to continue strengthening our value proposition through a broader and deeper network. The B767-300F’s blend of…

ST Engineering selects PowerFleet

ST Engineering has selected PowerFleet industrial telematics solutions for the Maintenance Repair Operations (MRO) at its airframe facility in San Antonio. ST Engineering’s San Antonio facility will utilize PowerFleet’s telematics solutions to improve overall equipment visibility into its aerospace MRO operations, as well as an API tool to integrate data…

Intelsat and OneWeb sign new global distribution partnership

OneWeb and Intelsat have signed a global distribution partnership agreement to offer airlines a seamless inflight connectivity (IFC) solution. The partnership enables Intelsat to distribute OneWeb’s low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite services to airlines worldwide, coupled with Intelsat’s IFC experience and existing geo-stationary (GEO) satellite service. The result is a…

airBaltic partners with DRCT to rollout NDC distribution offers

airBaltic is joining forces with travel tech partner DRCT to roll out New Distribution Capability (NDC) offerings to local and international markets. Travel sellers will now be able to book airBaltic NDC fares and personalised content through DRCT’s AI-powered products: DRCT Extension, DRCT Search and DRCT API. This strategic partnership…

PAS MRO chooses Oklahoma City for its new home

PAS MRO, an independent return to service and component repair and overhaul company, has announces plans to relocate its operations from Irvine, Calif., to Bristow, Okla. The relocation, which is expected to be completed by November 2020, will create 37 new jobs and represent an investment of $3.2 million to…

GA Telesis purchases eight PW4056 Engines from Delta Material Services

GA Telesis (GAT) has purchased eight Pratt & Whitney PW4056-3 engines from Delta Material Services (DMS), all of which were last operated by Delta Air Lines (DAL). The transaction was recently concluded by the Component Solutions Group (CSG). The engines will be immediately inducted for disassembly and repair with the…