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Page 22 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • FEBRUARY-MARCH 2015 The key to daily news in the airfreight industry www.impactpub.com.au/aircargo ON LINE, ON TARGET, ON US. Boeing 777F hits the magic 100 deliveries and has the potential to double that figure Cathy offers a customised app THE TREND towards air cargo carriers and their maritime counterparts of- fering customised mobile applications continues, with the recent introduction of an app by Cathay Pacific Cargo. It is structured to be useful to cargo agents, forwarders, Customs brokers Qatar Airways B777F WHILE Boeing mulls over what to do about its B747-8 production line – given a morale boost lately by the US govern- ment’s order for Air Force One presi- dential aircraft – business is healthy for other marques, including the B777F. Boeing recently delivered its 100th B777F to China Southern, which has standardised its cargo fleet on the type. And in January Qatar Airways finalised an order for four B777 freighters while taking an option on a further four. The first B777F was delivered to Air France in 2009. The order book for the 777 freighter remains strong at more than 50, sug- gesting a total delivery of 200 hulls is not out of the question. Qatar already operates B777 freight- ers, along with A332F equipment. Its current order is to cover a planned global expansion in cargo haulage, both freighter and belly-hold. “We aim to make Qatar Airways one of the world’s major air cargo players,” said ceo Akbar Al Baker when confirm- ing the freighter contract. and shippers, providing not only en- hanced tracking information but also a wide range of other data. The smartphone and tablet device app builds on services already available through the carrier’s web site. Among functions are tracking of mul- tiple AWBs, saving AWBs in a ‘favourites’ folder, real time updating of flight move- ments, loadability of cargo, CX office locations and carrier news. It is available for download from the Apple iTunes and Google Play on-line stores. On the web: www.cathaypacificcargo.com Bahrain Livestock loses import licence AUSTRALIAN producers have been advised Bahrain Livestock Company has had its licence to import chilled meat and beef cancelled by authorities in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Australia to trial aircraft tracking system AUSTRALIA, Indonesia and Malaysia are to trial a system to track aircraft over remote oceans in an effort to stop repeats of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disaster. Flight 370 vanished in March 2014 dur- ing a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China with 239 people on board. No trace of the plane has been found. Now Airservices Australia will work with its Malaysian and Indonesian counterparts to test the new method, which involves tracking planes every 15 minutes rath- er than the current 30 to 40 minutes, Australian Transport minister Warren Truss said. The tracking frequency will increase to every five minutes or less if there is a deviation in the plane’s movements. Ever since MH370 disappeared, air safety regulators and airlines have been trying to agree on how extensively planes should be tracked.