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Page 18 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • APRIL-MAY 2015 ASIA-PACIFIC PriNT POST APPrOvAl PP665002/00123 AirCargo Asia-Pacific is published by iMPACT PUbliCATiONS AbN No 70 257 512 639 54 Harborne Street, wembley wA 6014 Australia. PO box 1035, west Perth wA 6872. Tel: (08) 9382 8388 Fax: (08) 9380 9974 email: email@example.com www.aircargo-ap.com.au or www.impactpub.com.au/aircargo Proprietors: Chris Hurd, Sofia Hurd. Managing editor: Chris Hurd. email: firstname.lastname@example.org editor: Jack Handley Editorial Contributors: kelvin king, John Newton and ian Jarrett. Advertising director: Sofia Hurd Business Development: Sandra lewington. Contributors in: ■ New ZeAlANd & SOUTH PACiFiC ■ SiNGAPOre ■ usA/CANAdA ■ HONG KONG ■ UK/eUrOPe ■ iNdONeSiA All Advertising enquiries to Australia Tel: +61 8 9382 8388 Fax: +61 8 9380 9974 email: email@example.com AirCargo magazine is published 6 times a year and is emailed in pdf to subscribers. it is supported with a daily website and weekly e-news. People wanting to subscribe should go to the website at www.impactpub.com.au/ aircargo © impact Publications western Australia 2015. All rights reserved in all countries. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever without the written permission of the publishers. views and opinions expressed in AirCargo Asia-Pacific do not necessarily reflect those of the management. All rates and schedules in editorial or advertisements are correct at time of going to press but are subject to change without notice. diSClAiMer The information contained in this magazine has been compiled by AirCargo Asia-Pacific. Any commentary, opinion, projection, prediction or conclusion made by AirCargo Asia-Pacific or quoted by it from any of the sources is published in good faith to stimulate independent investigation by the reader of the matters canvassed. The reader should not rely (or invite others to rely) upon the contents of this publication as a basis for taking or refraining from any action, or rearrangement of their affairs (financial or otherwise). And AirCargo Asia- Pacific and its contributors, shall not be liable for any economic or other loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of such reliance. Air Algerie to launch new cargo service LAST year’s order by Air Algerie of two B737-700C combi aircraft be- came clearer in early April, with the carrier revealing it is setting up a new cargo subsidiary as part of a restruc- ture and fleet renewal. The cargo operation will com- plement its main activities as the country’s major domestic airline and international flag-carrier. Other new subsidiaries will deal with ground handling, catering and MRO operations for external clients with a special focus on the MENA region. The restructuring is seen as some- thing of a new era for Air Algerie, which has experienced problems in the past with governance, safety, profitability and political interference during periods of national volatility. It was explained by ceo Mohamed Salah Boultif, who also referred to plans for services to West and Cen- tral African stations, strengthening an area where the airline has good po- tential but currently is under-achiev- ing. The carrier already revealed it was planning to service New York JFK from next year. Last year Boultif also mentioned the possibility of a LCC, referring to the need to give Air Algerie more weight as Algeria opened up its skies to international competition. In his recent statement he also not- ed that other subsidiaries were being planned, including specialist firms to handle online ticket sales and aircraft cleaning. When Air Algerie placed its 737 combi order at the Farnborough show last year there was some bemusement because the type did not seem well suited to the carrier’s current operations. Setting up a cargo division is not a new move for Air Algerie. At one stage in its past it operated a fleet of three L-100-30T freighters, one of which was still utilised until recently, although ageing. Its two team-mates had no chance to grow old: They were both written off in accidents, one – in Italy – killing all three crew members. On the web: www.airalgerie.dz Big Beluga is getting bigger A NEW version of the famous Beluga freighter fleet operated by Airbus in support of its multi-national production program is planned for introduction in 2020. The two types will fly alongside each other until the originals – convert- ed A300-600STs – are retired. They have been in service since 1994. The 20th year of operation was marked by a commemorative flight with French Air Force aerobatic aircraft. The new planes are needed as Airbus ramps up its A350XWB program as well as production of other types. Beluga freighter with air force aerobatic aircraft. They will be able to carry two A350 wings on one flight. While the newcomers will look similar to the existing Be- luga fleet, they will be based on the A330.