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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • FEBRUARY-MARCH 2015 • Page 23 Curfew exemption update ‘could help cargo business’ SYDNEY and Adelaide airports are now accessible to newer, quieter and more efficient small business aircraft during the 11pm-6am curfew, a change that also may impact cargo movements. Warren Truss, the deputy prime minister whose portfolio responsibilities include transport matters, explained that the up- dated list of permitted aircraft introduces a stricter noise standard during the curfew, while also providing flexibility and certainty to business aviation. Older aircraft that do not meet the noise requirements will be banned from 2022 in curfew hours. “The list of permitted aircraft for Sydney has not been updated since 2005 and the Adelaide list has not been updated since its establishment in 2000,” Truss noted. “The provisions had become outdated and, by definition, only allowed older, noisier aircraft to operate during the curfew. “Aircraft younger than 10 years old have not been allowed in Sydney, and younger than 15 years old not allowed in Adelaide.” Truss said that “updating the list of permitted aircraft is an important signal to commercial operators to upgrade their fleets and also harmonises the lists for both airports for the first time, simpli- fying fleet management for operators”. The curfew itself will not be lifted, the minister stressed, and nor will Sydney’s cap of 80 runway movements per hour. Airservices Australia and the Depart- ment of Infrastructure and Regional Development will monitor curfew move- ments at Adelaide and Sydney to assess the impact of the changes. This information will be reported regularly to the Adelaide Airport Con- sultative Committee and Sydney Airport Community Forum. Elephants to fly to Auckland – at last THE SMALL Pacific nation of Niue is building a special quarantine facility to house two baby elephants which will stay for three months en route from Sri Lanka to Auckland. The elephant project has dragged on for more than five years since Auckland Zoo began looking for young animals as companions to its lonely veteran Burma. Biosecurity and other issues stymied various plans to bring elephants from Thailand and elsewhere. The young Sri Lanka animals will be flown to Niue and later to Auckland. Niue’s Hanan International Airport has a single 2335m asphalt runway. The only scheduled service is a twice-weekly Air NZ A320 flight from Auckland. The new immigration facility, in Avatele village, could also be used for other animal movements. Niue has acted as a quarantine stop in the past and hopes to build on its isolation by developing this specialist air cargo traffic. The ROO rules are there to be followed - ACBPS IMPORTERS, freight forwarders and brokers pleading ignorance of the JAEPA and KAFTA trade agreement rules of origin (ROO) won’t get any sympathy from the Australian Customs & Border Protection Service (ACBPS). JAEPA – the Japan-Australia Econom- ic Partnership Agreement – provisions kicked into place on January 15. They followed KAFTA – Korea-Austral- ia Free Trade Agreement – which went live on December 12. Very detailed ROO are outlined on the ACBPS website in notices 2014/64 and 2014/65. Garuda Cargo Sydney has two new recent additions to staff. on the left, above is Stacey Antonio and right is lia taslim. the indonesian carrier inked a promotional deal with liverpool Football Club for 2015 as well as having a cargo team that is passionate about soccer and cargo of course.