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Page 26 • aircargo asia-Pacific • JUNE-JULY 2015 NZ border protection reality series is back on tv screens Working dogs at Auckland International Airport THE SEVENTH series of the Border Patrol reality show and sixth series of Dog Squad are been screened on NZ television. Previous series have been picked up by TV broad- casters elsewhere and this series is likely to follow suit. Made in co-operation with the NZ Customs Service, Border Patrol follows officers as they carry out their whole portfolio of duties from searching for drugs and other illegal goods to ensuring revenue is collected fully for the common good. The canine patrol series involves input again by Customs, along with NZ Police, Corrections Service, Ministry for Primary Industries, NZ Detector Dog Services and the De- partment of Conservation. It follows the roles of working dogs throughout the country, illus- trating the diversity of their duties. The shows are made by Auck- land-based Greenstone TV which also produces several other reality series. On the web: www.greenstonetv.com For the best and latest news, just log in at www.aircargo-ap.com.au Are you getting your Aircargo news daily? Sunday, June 07, 2015 aa cargo names 787-800 routes BOEING’s new B787-800, which in- cludes 28 positions for cargo, improved aerodynamics, advanced engine tech- nology and better fuel efficiency, will go into service on selected internation- al routes for American Airlines Cargo. Thursday, June 04, 2015 THi flags china expansion FrEIGHT forwarder and logistics oper- ator THI Global Holdings Corp intends to boost its business-to-customer (B2C) operations in China this year by seeking partnership or merger and acquisition opportunities. Etihad, Wca deal goes live ABU Dhabi-based Etihad Cargo, plus the World Cargo Alliance (WCA) and IT provider Worldwide Information Network (WIN) have launched a new service that provides special cargo rates for selected origin and destination ports on the Etihad Cargo network. call for industry to embrace e-tech THE AIr cargo industry must abandon inefficient, expensive, out-of-date tech- nology in favour of web-based solu- tions and embrace e-freight, according to John DeBenedette, managing direc- tor of Bangkok-headquartered WIN. air freight is important too - fTa NEW airport capacity in south-east England is needed for air freight as well as passenger growth, the country’s Freight Transport Association has told UK prime minister David Cameron. Monday, June 01, 2015 Djibouti to add air, sea infrastructure EAST Africa’s Air Djibouti plans to commence cargo operations later this year and says it has secured the needed aircraft. ASL rebrands its four airlines IrISH aviation group ASL Aviation Group is to rebrand its four exist- ing airlines as ASL Airlines, covering passenger and cargo operations and using about 75 aircraft. Air Contractors will become ASL Airlines Ireland, Europe Airpost will become ASL Airlines France, Farnair Switzerland and Farnair Hungary will become ASL Airlines Switzerland and Hungary respectively. ASL Group ceo Hugh Flynn said: “Our intent is to have a new, strong, single brand that will play a major role in helping us to achieve our vision and mission and reflect our corporate values in our business.” The Group, which employs 1,500 globally, will continue to be based in Dublin and intends later to increase the number of aircraft in its combined cargo and passenger fleets. As well as in Europe, ASL will also ex- pand globally. It has an interest in Safair in South Africa as well cargo airlines K-Mile in Thailand and QuikJet in India, where ASL said its shareholding is to increase to 72.59 per cent.