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Page 8 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • JUNE-JULY 2016 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 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, Advertising Director: Sofia Hurd Business Development: Sandra Lewington. Contributors in: ■ NEW ZEALAND & SOUTH PACIFIC ■ sinGAPorE ■ us/CANADA ■ HONG KONG ■ UK/EUROPE ■ INDONESIA All Advertising enquiries to Australia Tel: +61 8 9382 8388 Email: email@example.com AirCargo magazine is published as a digital magazine six times a year and is emailed in pdf to subscribers as well as available to be read in flipbook format at the AirCargo web site. It is supported by a daily website and weekly e-news. People wishing to subscribe should go to the website at www.impactpub.com.au/air- cargo and click on the blue box. © Impact Publications Western Australia 2016. All rights reserved in all countries. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever without the written permis- sion 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. Supply chain security MRA links Aust and NZ schemes THAT Australia and New Zealand signed a mutual recognition agreement on supply chain security programs in Brussels rather than in Canberra or Welling- ton makes considerable sense. The setting was 100 per cent appropriate: At the World Customs Or- ganization’s headquarters, alongside the 2016 council sessions. Roman Quaedvlieg, Australian Border Force commissioner and his NZ counterpart Customs con- troller Carolyn Tremain inked the agreement. Quaedvlieg pointed out it would benefit members of the Australian Trusted Trade (ATT) and NZ Secure Export Scheme (SES) programs. “It is anticipated that the MRA will allow A$3 billion of NZ exports to Australia to be fast tracked. As we increase membership of the ATT programme, we expect that A$7.5 billion of Australian exports to NZ will benefit from the MRA by 2020.” Reducing the regulatory duplication between the ATT and SES schemes would make it easier for businesses to trade with each other “and boost the international competitiveness of both countries,” he said. Alliance boosts local Fokker fleet Tremain and Quaedvlieg sign the MRA in Brussels IN the past 20 years FIFO opera- tions have become a key part of the Australian aviation fabric. While only limited cargo is carried, FIFO has contributed to the sector’s over- all wellbeing. Now some people are predicting a big fall-off as the resources boom falters. Alliance Aviation Services wouldn’t agree. Alliance, for whom FIFO has been running fairly steady at over 80 per cent of revenue, told the ASX on July 6 it was adding three aircraft to its Australasian fleet. One F100 and one F70 are the first of the former Austrian Airlines aircraft Alliance bought late last year in a share placement that saw Austrian Airlines take a 12 per cent stake in Alliance. The second F70 was bought separately in 2014 and has until now been held in storage at Adelaide Airport. “Whilst not originally intended for the Australasian operation, market opportunities consisting of existing and future FIFO operations, gener- al and tourism charter services and geographic expansion have led to this amended strategy,” said the stock exchange statement, referring to the ex-Austrian equipment. Alliance has also bought 16 Rolls Royce Tay 620-15 engines from KLM CityHopper. While some of these will be used by Alliance itself, it is also part of a strat- egy to be a leading supplier of parts and services for F50, F70 and F100 operators. Alliance has the world’s biggest fleet of these types and Australia is also the biggest national user overall. Air Niugini is also a significant operator and late last year acquired further F100 aircraft.