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Page 24 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • APRIL-MAY 2016 For the best and latest news, just log in at www.aircargo-ap.com.au Are you getting your Aircargo news daily? Thursday, 12 May 2016 deutsche Post’s operating profit takes a leap germany’s Deutsche Post’s operating profit has soared, driven by booming parcel deliveries for online retailers as well as savings from reorganisation at its freight-forwarding and supply-chain businesses. Monday, 09 May 2016 Amazon boosts airline stakes e-retailer Amazon.com could take as much as a 30 per cent stake in Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, its second such deal this year after a potential 20 per cent in Air Transport Services and leasing 20 767s from that firm. fTA calls for heathrow expansion decision - yes or no The UK’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) says the Transport Committee is right to tell the UK government to ‘make up its mind’ about London Heathrow airport expansion. Tuesday, 19 April 2016 drone concerns widen, thousands reported A day after a British Airways plane carrying 132 people was struck by a drone as it approached London Heathrow Airport, the Irish air industry regulator says drones are affecting air safety. The Irish Aviation Authority says more than 4,000 drones have been registered in Ireland since Decem- ber of last year. Some estimates put the number of drones there at up to 10,000. Thursday, 21 April 2016 iATA changes dates for 5th e-Cargo & Technology Conference: 13 - 15 september 2016 The annual e-Cargo Conference will take place September 13-15 this year instead of in June. ACMG personalises Forecast Analysis Tool, tips new builds will dominate at the top end SeATTLe-based ACMg consultancy has released its 20-year Freighter Fore- cast for 2016. The Forecast Analysis Tool, which ac- companies the report, now gives users the ability to create their own forecast based on specific input factors that they select. The report includes ACMg’s predic- tion for the freighter fleet in 2035 by aircraft type, taking into account an assessment of new-build freighter pro- duction, passenger-to-freighter (P-to-F) conversions and retirements from the existing freighter fleet. ACMg expects demand for freighter aircraft to continue trending higher, albeit not at the same rate as before the credit crisis. Specifically, the 2016 report predicts that the fleet will grow to 2,821 freight- er aircraft by the year 2035 based on annual growth of 4.3 per cent. The fleet currently stands at 1,636 units. During the 20-year period,more than 2,400 freighters will be required to meet growth and replacement needs. The new-build units will be concen- trated at the top end of the market, with nearly two-thirds in the large wide-body segment, according to the report. In this large-capacity segment ACMg predicts that 75 per cent of the added freighters will be new produc- tion aircraft, as contrasted with the narrow-body freighter market in which the report forecasts that all of the units added over the next 20 years will be P-to-F conversions. “Much of the good news on the freighter market today is coming from the narrow-body sector,” said Robert Dahl, managing director ACMg. “Will that continue? Things are less settled in the wide-body market. As one market participant commented to us: ‘the handwriting is on the wall... .there will be fewer wide-body conversions and more production freighters.’ This trend is significant.” HACTL passes ISAGO with flying colours HONg Kong’s largest independent cargo handler Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) has passed its biennial ISAgO (IATA Safety Audit for ground Operations) external audit, again achieving a perfect score. The ISAgO standard covers every aspect of Hactl’s operations and facil- ities, with a team of 26 co-ordinators ensuring compliance throughout all departments. Hactl was the first cargo handler in the world to achieve ISAgO certifica- tion after the new standard was intro- duced in 2008. Hactl has since achieved flawless results in each of its three most recent audits (2012, 2014, 2016), with zero findings and zero observations. The ISAgO program is an internation- ally-recognised and accepted evalua- tion system, designed to assess the operational management and control systems of ground service providers. ISAgO aims to improve safety stand- ards and reduce risks related to ground operations. ISAgO is based on industry-proven quality audit principles, with audits conducted in a standardised manner to ensure performance is measured against consistent parameters. All audits are independently conducted by IATA-approved assessors. Hactl serves more than 100 airline companies and 1,000 freight forward- ers. Its base, SuperTerminal 1, is Hong Kong’s largest cargo handling facility, with an annual design capacity of 3.5 million tonnes.