Aircargopedia Newsblast: July 2019!
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17th July 2019  

Dear Air Cargo Professional:

The newly developed Bud Cargo City at Budapest Airport's dedicated freight terminal is expected to be a major Air Cargo hub for Central & Eastern Europe.

On another note, the Government of India is targeting privatization of Air India by the end of this year to maintain its strategy for rapid growth.

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Cargolux Adds Jakarta and Santiago de Chile to Global Network

Kevin Pflug, July 15, 2019

Adding to its global network of air cargo flights, Cargolux, Europe’s largest all-cargo airline, announced last month the addition of routes to Jakarta and Santiago de Chile.

The Jakarta flight connects Luxembourg to the Indonesian capital once a week, leaving Luxembourg on Sunday and arriving in Jakarta on Monday. The rotation then continues through Hong Kong and Ashgabat, before returning to Luxembourg on Tuesday morning.

As of now, Cargolux is the only air cargo carrier to offer a direct main-deck connection between Europe and Indonesia. The company anticipates that the primary cargo transiting through the area will include footwear, pharmaceuticals, and live animals.

“This new frequency contributes to enhancing our service offering in the South-East Asian region and better connecting us with our customers in the area. Jakarta is an influential commercial center, and we look forward to building local partnerships and furthering the city’s establishment as a global business gateway,” stated Domenico Ceci, Cargolux’s Executive Vice President for Sales and Marketing.

Jakarta is the world’s second largest urban megalopolis and is the home to the ASEAN Secretariat, rendering it an attractive commercial destination.

In addition, Cargolux also announced that it has returned to Santiago de Chile on a redesigned South American routing. This weekly connection serving Santiago will be part of an extensive South American routing, which includes four other designations in the region.

The flight will be routed Luxembourg-Viracopos-Santiago de Chile-Bogota-Aguadilla, before returning to Cargolux’s home base in Luxembourg via Amsterdam.

Santiago has increasingly become a gateway for European products destined for the Latin American market. The region’s market demand is especially strong for sensitive equipment, as well as highly specialized commodities such as machinery, spare parts, pharmaceuticals, building materials, and electronics.

The all-cargo flights offer regular connections between South America and Europe, with direct links to Amsterdam and Luxembourg, as well as extensive road-feeder services to additional European destinations.

According to Pier Curci, Cargolux’s Vice-President of the Americas, “the addition of Santiago to the network further strengthens Cargolux’s position as a flourishing player on the South American market. It is also a testament to the importance of the region in global trade lanes, especially when it comes to perishables such as fruit and flowers.”

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Menzies Aviation Signs ULD CARE Code of Conduct

Gold Standard of Aviation Cargo Safety Procedures Promotes Safer Flights and Airports

MONTREAL, July 12, 2019

Menzies Aviation joined cargo providers worldwide to become the latest signatory to ULD CARE’s Code of Conduct, the aviation industry’s gold standard benchmark for the safe and efficient operation of Unit Load Devices in flight cargo.

“We are delighted to support the ULD CARE, Code of Conduct,” said Robert Fordree, Executive Vice President, Cargo. “As an aviation service provider we recognise the importance of the ULD in the supply chain and its role in aircraft safety. We also acknowledge the key role we have to play in looking after this equipment on behalf of our customers.”

“ULD Care is very pleased to welcome Menzies Aviation as an industry giant and global leader in aviation freight as the latest signatory to our Code of Conduct, which shows just how important cargo safety is to everyone in the aviation industry,” said President of ULD CARE Urs Wiesendanger.

Established in 2018, and derived from the IATA ULD Regulations, the ULD CARE Code of Conduct sets the standard for all ULD handling and operations, ensuring that the industry has clear instructions and guidance for their safe and efficient operation, Wiesendanger adds. The 10 steps ensure responsible handing, in-flight safety, damage-free handling and storage, safe transport, serviceability, stability, reporting, due skill, and proper training

A trade association of the ULD community, ULD CARE promotes direction and delivers appropriate change in ULD operations throughout the global air cargo operating environment.

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Qatar Airways to Launch Direct Flights to Gaborone, Botswana from 27 October 2019

Qatar Airways will be the first Middle Eastern airline to operate to the capital of Botswana. Three-times weekly flights to Gaborone will be operated by an Airbus A350 aircraft

17 July 2019 DOHA, Qatar

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the launch of its new service to Gaborone, Botswana, starting 27 October 2019. The capital and largest city of Botswana will be the airline’s first destination in the African country.

The three-times weekly flights will be operated by an Airbus A350-900 aircraft, featuring 36 seats in Business Class and 247 seats in Economy Class.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are excited to be launching three-weekly flights to Gaborone, another highly sought after destination in Africa. Qatar Airways is committed to growing our presence in Africa and adding to the 22 destinations in 15 countries we already offer. Our new service to the enchanting city of Gaborone will enable us to provide a seamless journey to and from Botswana, for passengers connecting from our extensive network of more than 160 destinations worldwide.”

Gaborone is the capital and the largest city in Botswana, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, bounded by Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The nation’s vast nature and wildlife have made it a renowned destination for adventurous tourists from across the globe.

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide. The airline has recently launched an array of exciting new destinations, namely Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; and Mogadishu, Somalia. The airline will add Langkawi, Malaysia to its extensive route network in October 2019.

Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.


Cargo iQ member IBS Software upgrades to Cargo Data Management Platform status for iCargo solution

Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday 17th July 2019

Cargo iQ member, IBS Software, has further boosted its technology credentials after achieving the Cargo Data Management Platform (CDMP) certification for its iCargo platform.

IBS Software specialises in IT solutions for the travel, transport, and logistics industries, and its customers will now be able to carry out direct reporting to Cargo iQ through the end-to-end air cargo management platform, iCargo.

“CDMP certification provides the IBS iCargo platform with an industry accredited quality certification, that fully supports the quality standards implemented by Cargo iQ,” said Ashok Rajan, Senior Vice President and Head of Cargo & Logistics Line of Business, IBS.

“Cargo iQ is the only global industry standard for benchmarking service quality and carriers will be able to improve their Service Level Agreement adherence and service quality by monitoring shipments in real time.


“IBS partnered with Korean Air as the launch customer for Cargo iQ, which is already benefiting from this capability.

“The CDMP certification reaffirms our commitment to the digital future of air freight and extends it to iCargo customers who have deployed the iCargo platform to better manage technology-driven business practices within global air freight.”

The process for IBS Software to gain CDMP certification involved a preparatory phase, followed by a pre-assessment phase, which included the verification of test reports, and then a final assessment and formal audit conducted by SGS on behalf of Cargo iQ.

“Gaining CDMP status is an important milestone for IBS Software, and we welcome the technology expertise that IBS continues to bring to Cargo iQ,” said Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director, Cargo iQ.

“At Cargo iQ, our focus is on continually improving processes in air cargo by implementing quality standards for the benefit of the global air freight industry, and CDMP certification will allow IBS to deliver even more value through the iCargo platform.”

Cargo iQ has more than 80 international members of airlines, forwarders, Ground Handling Agents, and IT companies, and recently welcomed Royal Air Maroc as the latest new member.

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SESAR Deployment Manager Boosts Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast Implementation Across Europe

Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday 16th July, 2019

The new website’s goal is to provide a frequently updated snapshot of the ADS-B deployment status in Europe, and inform how it helps to acheive the Single European Sky goals and contribute to a safer and more sustainable air transport.

SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) has launched a website focused on the implementation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) in Europe at

The website is part of the information exchange set up by SDM to facilitate a timely and synchronized implementation of ADS-B throughout Europe. SDM, with support from Eurocontrol, is executing the European ADS-B Implementation Programme and monitoring the growth of ADS-B uptake in accordance with Surveillance Performance and Interoperability regulation (SPI IR).

SDM, with support from Eurocontrol, is executing and monitoring the growth of ADS-B uptake in accordance with Surveillance Performance and Interoperability regulation (SPI IR).


This new website is intended to serve as the primary point of reference for all matters related to the implementation of ADS-B in the context of the Surveillance Performance and Interoperability Implementing Regulation (SPI IR), CIR No 1207/2011 with amendments.

ADS-B involves an aircraft using a certified position source to determine its position which it then broadcasts in short intervals by means of a data link in the radio frequency spectrum.

Conversely, an aircraft can be fitted with an ADS-B receiver – processor to display the detected ADS-B transmissions from other aircraft to the pilot.

With ADS-B, cost-effective realtime visibility is provided to air traffic control and to other equipped ADS-B aircraft with position and velocity data transmitted periodically.

In high complexity environments such as the EU airspace, ADS-B is envisaged to operate in conjunction with existing independent cooperative chains, greatly enhancing accuracy, data availability and reducing frequency load.

The adoption rate of ADS-B is in line with the Airspace User’s plans reported to the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM), which established that 70 to 75% uptake could be achieved in the EU registered, SPI-IR mandated fleet by the compliance deadline of June 7th 2020.

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