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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • JUNE-JULY 2016 • Page 25 uberchat... DURING the recent 2016 Farnbor- ough Air Show, Airbus won US$35 billion worth of business for a total of 279 aircraft, covering single-aisle and wide-body aircraft. The deals comprise firm orders for 197 aircraft worth US$26.3 billion and commit- ments for 82 aircraft worth US$8.7 billion booked. Sales and commitments at Farnbor- ough of the A320 were strong, with a total of 269 aircraft worth US$31.3 billion. This total comprises 187 firm orders worth US$22.6 billion, and commitments (such as MoUs) for 82 aircraft worth US$8.7 billion. The larg- Gould one of four FIATA finalists SHARON Gould from Navia Logistics in Victoria, Australia, has been selected by The International Federation of Freight Forwarding Associations (FIATA) as one of four finalists in the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year. Gould won the Asia-Pacific Regional Award and will now represent Australia and the entire Asia-Pacific Region in the global awards at the FIATA World Con- gress in Dublin in October. Gould qualified with a 6,000 word dissertation on the multi-modal movement of project cargo. Commenting on her nomination Gould said: “I feel so privileged and honoured to have represented the CBFCA and Australia. The dissertation submitted in April was the result of a lot of hard work, coupled with a career of experience in freight forwarding. With these two combined, I complet- ed the 6000 word dissertation on import and export ‘shipments’ which, although they were fictional, allowed me to draw on the large amount of experience I have had dealing with difficult shipments, the research and knowledge needed for international freight, the problems they can face at origin and destination and everywhere in between. Gould will fly to Dublin to collect her Regional Award and then compete for the grand prize — the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year. The Customs Brokers Forwarders Council of Australia supported and nomi- nated Gould as the candidate from this region and will work with Gould, devel- oping a future role model for the young people in this industry. The team at AirCargo Asia-Pacific joins CBFCA in wishing Sharon every suc- cess in Dublin. Sharon Gould er A321neo model took a lion’s share of the single-aisle announcements – with firm selections from three airlines for 140 aircraft, reflecting the trend for airlines to upsize to larger sin- gle-aisle aircraft. In the wide-body segment the man- ufacturer won firm orders for 10 air- craft worth US$3.4 billion comprising two A330-300s and eight A350-1000s. In addition to these new wide-body orders, the show also saw the launch order from DHL Express for the A330- 300 Passenger-To-Freighter conver- sion program. Airbus wins US$35 billion of orders at Farnborough DHL into moon business DHL has gone into the moon freight business. The group is working with commercial lunar lander operator Astrobotic and Airbus Defence & Space to deliver componentry for Astrobotic’s Peregrine spacecraft. It’s also acting as logistics manager for the space freight itself. A Deutsche Post DHL executive said the company was not only keen to develop lunar logistics, but felt this had an historic link because DHL was founded in the year of the first manned moon landing. Um, OK then. # MOST aviation enthusiasts have heard of the ‘pilot rumour’ chat site PPRuNe www.pprune.org It’s well worth a look occasionally even if aircraft are a means to an end in your business life rather than a consuming interest. The freight dogs section features a ‘sticky’ – a thread holding its position at the top – which invites air crew to talk about their most weird payloads. The thread has been going since 2004 and has thrown up some amazing tales. It was started by someone in Brisbane and over the years has scored nearly 600,000 views. # THE TINY South Pacific island of Niue is not a busy aviation hub. The only RPT movements its picturesque airport sees weekly are a couple of Air NZ A320 flights carrying some belly-hold freight but not a lot. Heavy freighters are a no-no, not least because the runway – built quickly and cost-effectively to meet a specific purpose – has coral foundations, as does the tarmac which is also limited in space. But, as we’ve reported in the past, Niue has seen some unusual cargo movements such as delivering and picking up alpacas and more recently an elephant on quarantine visits. There has been talk of more such movements if long-term quarantine station plans come to fruition. The latest unusual move was early July when an RNZAF Hercules en route to a military exercise in Tonga called at Niue with an emergency delivery of flour. Island bakers, plagued by erratic sea freight deliveries of this important commodity had run out completely a week earlier.