|Vol. 15 No. 53
Thursday July 14, 2016
it’s the water? While other European cargo
carriers are running around like Henny Penny predicting
the sky is falling, here comes Volga-Dnepr’s AirBridgeCargo
Airlines (ABC), lusty and larger than life, putting
its money on the future. Parent company Volga-Dnepr
Group has finalized terms for the acquisition of 20
747-8s through a mix of direct purchases and leasing
over the next six years.
Easy As ABC
how it goes with ABC, which has also moved to beat the
China slowdown with new services and other enhancements.
Just this month ABC has expanded with a weekly freighter
service to Phnom Penh, Cambodia (effective July 5).
ABC says the Phnom Penh route “accommodates trade
lanes from Cambodia to Europe and the U.S., as well
as complements its existing Singapore flights.”
View From The Americas
Falk is Vice President, North and South America, AirBridgeCargo.
The American Dream
we are expanding our services rapidly and adding new
destinations in the Americas at a fast pace, our goals
in the region are not necessarily market share driven.
Lots of Choices, Only One ABC
“In using AirBridgeCargo, shippers benefit in any number of ways:
ABC Delivers The World
our unprecedented rapid growth in recent years, some
shippers may not be aware of the scope of service that
ABC currently provides to the global air cargo market
place. Here I refer to both the network, but also our
quality and service capabilities (e.g. temperature sensitive
transport, oversized cargo, and many other commodities
with special requirements).”
Priorities At ABC
is the highest priority for ABC, in fact rather than
in word. The airline’s flight safety programme
is implemented under its corporate policy of flight
safety management and aviation accident prevention,
based on ICAO's accident prevention manual and even
stricter internal standards. The airline is an official
Hendrik Is Handy & All Cargo
Falk was born in Germany, but he grew up in Southern
California and studied International Economics at UCLA.
That Dutch Touch
“It was during my time at Polar Air Cargo in the
early 2000s that I was fortunate to discover what is
probably my favorite city—Amsterdam.
The Biggest Surprise In Air Cargo“I continue to struggle—perhaps that qualifies as surprise—with the lack of consistent and coordinated innovation in our industry, a reference to both application of technology as well as process coordination across the industry.
“Consider that we as an industry move some of the most advanced technology in the world for our customers, yet for decades have struggled in modernizing the way we go about our business.
“Fortunately, there are a number of initiatives under way that are getting traction and revitalizing their approach (e.g. CargoIQ) in an effort to move past some of the traditional obstacles and finally chart some much needed progress on this front.
“Global economic cycles have over recent years shown to be more volatile and more frequent than ever before.
“Nevertheless, we continue to see a rapid expansion of capacity in the market place, some of it purposeful (e.g. expansion of freighter fleet) and some of it consequential (e.g. more capable passenger aircraft).
“Given these variables and their impact on carrier’s yields and their respective bottom lines, a more prudent and risk-friendly approach to market presence should be the order of the day for the foreseeable future.
Looking Ahead Changing Partners
will add 20 747-8 freighters to our fleet over the coming
Brian Doyle, an AA Cargo Fleet Crew Chief based in Los Angeles, California, is riding upstairs on Page 10 of July 2016 issue of American Way Magazine.
“Precious Cargo” is a short, informative look at American Cargo from a 30-year veteran, who insists “it’s important that the items our customers ship with us make it to their destination on time and in excellent condition.”
Brian also points out the impact Los Angeles has on the carrier, with new destinations and the burgeoning movement of small animals, pharma, fashion, and flowers.
“Those of us ‘below the wing’ are working hard to make sure the freight our customers entrust us with is handled with the utmost care,” Brian assures.
An undeniable “tour de force” is happening all this month as a cargo veteran holds court in every seat and on every flight aboard American Airlines worldwide.
From Russia With Love . . . Why Is This Man Smiling? Boeing's Ray Conner (left) knows that the venerable B747 will stay in business as Alexey Isaikin of Volga-Dnepr Group goes public with the commemorative certificates confirming long-term logistics support and an order for 20 747-8 Freighters. The certificates were signed at The Farnborough International Airshow.
we are in the gone-fishing, lazy, hazy days of summer,
and a voice rises from the baseball movie Field
of Dreams that whispers:
so new CNS President Lionel does not sit still and is
out shaking things up amongst the industry icons.
Lots of Luck
wishing CNS well with what appears at first look to
be a sincere attempt, we also gently wonder, why the
Election Year Event
is also an election year in America.
feel, in New York City, the energy coming up out of
the sidewalks, you know that you are in the midst
of something tremendous, and if something tremendous
hasn't yet happened, it's just about to happen,”
said the great writer and New Yorker Brendan Gill.
We drank some tea—it was summer, and mighty
hot—but Mr. Gill was cool as a cucumber in a
faded beige wash-and-wear cotton suit and a sharp
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