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Page 4 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • FEBRUARY-MARCH 2015 Quality and freshness preserved Because maintaining the quality of your produce matters, Qantas Freight’s Q-GO Fresh ensures your fresh seafood, meat, plants and flowers arrive at their destination, with freshness and quality preserved. Qantas Freight is Australia’s leading air cargo carrier, and with a reach of over 80 domestic Australia destinations and 480 destinations worldwide, you can move your fresh produce to more customers almost anywhere in the world. Fresh and on time. For enquiries about moving fresh produce or any of the products in the Q-GO range please visit qantasfreight.com QAN_Q-Go_Fresh_A4_FA.indd 1 2/12/14 3:06 PM IAG Cargo has reported commercial revenue (flown revenue plus fuel sur- charges) of EUR992 million for the year from 01 January through December 31, 2014, a decrease of 7.5 per cent on 2013. Following the cessation of its long haul freighter leasing contract with GSS on April 30, 2014, IAG Cargo ran a significantly reduced freighter program, which is reflected in the following figures: 5,453 million cargo tonne kilometres (CTKs) for the year decreased by 3.5 per cent compared to 2013, while capacity decreased by 5.0 per cent. On a like-for-like basis, adjusting the prior year’s figures to reflect a direct- ly comparable freighter operation, commercial revenue increased 2.4 per cent and volumes of 5,453 million cargo tonne kilometres (CTKs) for the year were an increase of 6.7 per cent; capacity increased by 2.3 per cent. On a reported basis, overall yield (commercial revenue per CTK) for the year was down 3.2 per cent on 2013 at constant exchange rates. Commenting on the performance, Steve Gunning, chief executive at IAG Cargo said: “These are strong results, built on exceptional performance for our premium product portfolio and an increase in load factors over the course of the year. “In 2014 we delivered on our promise to lead the industry in sensible capacity management; replacing our freighters with capacity agreements on key trade lanes and launching EuroConnector, which benefits customers through time definite services and has increased narrow body usage across our Europe- an network. “We have also been at the forefront of industry innovation. Following a sizeable investment, for example, IATA has now ranked us the leading Europe- an carrier for electronic air way bill penetration. We have also continued to innovate around our temperature-sensitive product, winning Good Distribution Practice certification and Whole- sale Distribution Author- isation for our Constant Climate Centre at Heathrow – the first such award to be made from a national authority to an air cargo carrier. “Our 2014 results have therefore placed us in a strong position for 2015, which we intend to build on by IAG Cargo turned in a strong result despite changes to its freighter network — Gunning working in partnership with other airlines to improve our network proposition, increase infrastructure investment and continue to provide products and services that add value to customers’ businesses.” commercial revenue (flown revenue plus fuel surcharg- es) of Euro 992m over the period from 01 January through December 31, 2014, a decrease of 7.5 per cent on 2013. On a like for like basis, adjusting the prior year’s figures to reflect a directly comparable freight- er operation, commercial revenue increased 2.4 per cent versus last year. Thales to deliver integrated Australian ATM system THALES has been chosen to commence work with Airservices Australia and the Department of Defence on the devel- opment of Australia’s OneSKY program, integrating civil and military air traffic con- trol into a single air travel management (ATM) system. Thales has entered into an advanced work contract arrangement which is the critical initial step for the delivery of the OneSKY program. The system will achieve world’s best practice, incorporating advanced tech- nologies to manage predicted future in- creases in air traffic volumes. For the first time in global history, one company will provide a truly integrated, large-scale sin- gle system for civil and defence purposes. Chris Jenkins, chief executive of Thales Australia said: “This is an essential first step for the delivery of an important piece of national infrastructure that will ensure the continued safe and efficient management of our skies. “The current system is reaching the end of its operational life cycle. We will use our experience to implement new technologies for air traffic controllers and airline operators. Thales Australia previously delivered an advanced air traffic control system to Singapore. It became fully operational in 2013. Steve Gunning Germany reports record uplift THE total of airfreight at Germany‘s air- ports in 2014 was a record, according to figures released by the country’s Federal Statistics Office. The total amount transported in weight rose by 2.6 per cent, to 4.4 mil- lion tonnes. A total of 2.3 million tonnes was in- bound, with 2.1 million tonnes outbound.