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Page 6 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2017 CASA steps in to limit drones sTRONGER safety rules governing flying drones have been intro- duced by Australia’s Civil Aviation safety Authority. The new rules will better pro- tect people and aircraft from the operation of recreational drones and are in response to community concerns about safety and rapid growth in drone numbers. The new requirements are an in- terim step that will apply until a full review of the drone regulations is completed. Recreational drones must be at least 5.5 kilometres from any ‘con- trolled’ aerodrome – the major aerodromes in capital cities and some regional centres. In addition, recreational drones must not be flown within 5.5 kilo- metres of non-controlled aero- dromes or helicopter landing sites if aircraft are operating there. Recreational drones must be flown below 400 feet at all times, kept more than 30 metres from people who are not involved in controlling the drone and only one drone can be flown by a controller at any time. Focus on Turkey's logistics market FOLLOWING a volatile year in 2016, the Turkish logistics market has now recovered and will be on show at the Istanbul Expo Center, Turkey 15-17 November 2017. According to figures supplied by the Turkish Association of In- ternational Forwarding and Logis- tics service Providers (UTIKAD), turnover in the Turkish logistics sector has risen by 11 per cent in comparison with the same period last year. The Turkish government has also confirmed it will publish a logistics master plan, which is de- signed to provide further growth stimuli, at the end of 2017. Major logistics companies are already investing in intelligent solutions, particularly in view of current challenges like digitization and Industry 4.0 . “This positive development opens up opportunities for inter- national logistics specialists to benefit from the rebound in this market,” said Gerhard Gerritzen, Executive Board member of Messe Munchen Gmbh organiser of the event. Four giant compressors weighty uplift for Bolloré BOLLORE Logistics North China handled a major oil and gas shipment for a Chinese Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC). The challenge was to transport four lots of compressors and valve skids with a total combined weight of more than 400 tons. The four lots had to be airlift- ed from Calgary airport (YYC) in Canada to Mary airport (MYP) in Turkmenistan. The Charter department based in Bollore Logistics French headquar- ters in Puteaux, used an AN124-100 to complete the project. Engineers from Bollore and Antonov engineers only had four weeks to plan operations and work out the handling. The heaviest piece of equipment was 81.5 tons with dimensions 1,340 x 530 x 416cm. The height proved to be a sig- nificant problem as the clearance was only a few millimetres but the solutions allowed the customer to avoid additional disassembly and re-assembly of the scrubbers on site by loading the compressors with the scrubbers fully assembled. The first flight departed with a payload reaching the maximum safely possible on the aircraft (total 115 tons + 6.7 tons of ramps and loading equipment). Because of the payload, the aircraft had to refuel in Winnipeg, Goose Bay, Keflavik, Leipzig and Esenboga to reach Mary. The fourth and last flight land- ed in Mary and was discharged mid september. “Efficient communication be- tween all parties ensured the seam- less execution of the project,” said Paul Bingley, commercial manager at Antonov Airlines.