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Thursday October 26, 2017

Letters For Richard

Letters For Richard

Dear Geoffrey,

   Congratulations on the Richard Malkin tribute…
   He was a fine man and certainly a huge asset to the Industry….He will certainly be missed.
   My condolences to you….I know you two were friends…

Brown Wilder
Brown, an air cargo transportation pioneer served as President of Air Cargo Inc. (ACI) and was instrumental in forming The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).

Hello Geoffrey:

   I took a few minutes to catch up on my reading and stumbled across your piece on Richard Malkin.
   I’m embarrassed to admit that if you ran this piece when Richard passed, it must have been when I was too consumed with something else because I missed it.
   Stating the obvious that he observed an extraordinary body of history seems wildly inadequate months after the fact. What you did in recognizing that at 100 years old, he possessed the ability and desire to share his unique vantage was a great gift to all of us.
   You’ve conveyed to me what the transcription process was like.
   That you had the foresight to give Richard that platform again (and the willingness to let past bygones be gone) underscores what makes you an industry treasure, yourself.
   Hope that you and your family are all well.

Michael Webber
Landrum & Brown

Dear Geoffrey,

   I really feel saddened to hear this news. We have all lost a legend. He was the first known air cargo journalist. He virtually is the father of air cargo journalism who continued to write well into his century year. We all owe him a lot. He will always remain a great part of the Air Cargo Industry history and will never be forgotten.
   I feel very blessed to have known him and be interviewed by him on several occasions. I always enjoyed his company, sometimes well into the early hours of the morning at events where we met and enjoyed listening to his stories. The last I caught up with him, as I recall, was about 5 years back and he was still very sharp and always wanted to know what was going on in the industry. He was a great soul and we will all miss him dearly. May the good Lord bless him and may his soul rest in peace. It is now time for us all to celebrate his life.

Best regards,
Ram Menen

Ram Menen is the man that put Emirates SkyCargo on the map worldwide. Ram began on the ramp in Dubai with a couple of leased-in planes from PIA and before he retired was top executive in one of the truly great transportation resources in the world.Typically self-effacing, always giving credit to others, today Ram in retirement splits his time between his homes in Luxembourg and Kuala Lumpur, where he and Malou reportedly are enjoying life, and son Ram Jr, builds a solid career at Wallenborn.

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