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  • First B777 freighter for Turkish Cargo

    ISTANBUL: December 07, 2017: Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of the first of two B777 freighters due to arrive in 2017 at a ceremony in Istanbul this week. The new aircraft follows the release of Turkish Cargo Q3 results in November that saw volumes rise 29 percent to reach 294,000 tons flown, revenue increased nearly 40 percent from US$246 million to US$343 million year-on-year, while the nine-month cumulative saw an growth of 29.6 percent to reach US$923 million. "The delivery of our first B777 freighter is a milestone event in our cargo business," said M. İlker Aycı, chairman of the Read More
  • Electric-powered Airbus by Rolls-Royce and Siemens

    LONDON: November 28, 2017. Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens are to develop and fly an hybrid-electric powered BAe-146 test aircraft by 2020 to determine the feasibility of the technology for future commercial aircraft. The three companies said the 'E-Fan X' technology demonstrator would fly initially with one of the aircraft's four gas turbine engines replaced by a two-megawatt electric motor with the intention to replace a second engine over time. "We see hybrid-electric propulsion as a compelling technology for the future of aviation," declared Paul Eremenko, CTO of Airbus. Airbus will be responsible for overall project integration and control architecture of Read More
  • Freightweek news update Week 49

    COPENHAGEN: Maersk Line makes westbound network changes as Asian port congestion causes sailing delays. Read more: Advisory.pdf PARIS: December 08, 2017. American Airlines Cargo has successfully transported the musical instruments of France's Orchestre Nationale du Capitole for a recent three-city tour of Latin America. Read more: Latin.pdf FRANKENHAL, Germany: December 06, 2017. Siemens' AXIT logistics platform has added 'AX4 Cockpit' and 'Analytics by Tableau' tools to help supply chain professionals obtain faster, more powerful insights into their processes. Read more: AXIT.pdf MUNICH: December 06, 2017. VW is offering an open, cloud-based network solution for all users of its products involved in a Read More
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