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Page 18 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2017 Are you getting your Aircargo news daily? Thursday, 26 October 2017 Heathrow runway consultation ‘moves to the people’ ThE UK’s Transport secretary Chris Grayling has begun a public consultation period and is aiming to publish final proposals for Lon- don heathrow Airport’s expansion during the first half of 2018. Melbourne-Brisbane rail project ‘to benefit major freight players’ AUsTRALIA’s A$10 billion Mel- bourne-Brisbane 1700-kilometre inland rail project is the common- wealth’s biggest rail project in 100 years. Wednesday, 25 October 2017 Logos india digs deep to im- prove facilities LOGOs India is increasing its Asia footprint through a new logistics venture with Canada’s Ivanhoe Cambridge and the QuadReal Property Group. Saturday, 21 October 2017 CLA adds Dubai/Hong Kong BRITIsh all-cargo airline (and Volga-Dnepr Group subsidiary) CargoLogicAir (CLA) is adding a second weekly B747-8F sched- uled cargo route connecting London and Frankfurt to Dubai and hong Kong. Thursday, 12 October 2017 thumbs up for Qantas all-cargo on thailand route Australia’s International Air servic- es Commission www.iasc.gov.au has made a “fresh determination” regarding the all-cargo rights held by Qantas on the Thailand route. For the best and latest news, just log in at www.aircargo-ap.com.au Tens of thousands hired in US ahead of expected Xmas e-commerce peak ANYONE who doubts the growth of e-commerce sales – particu- larly at Xmas – need only look at the seasonal employee figures released by major players. Deloitte Consulting predicts sales of Us$1.04 trillion to Us$1.05 trillion between November and January, with e-commerce sales jumping between 18 and 21 per cent. XPO Logistics (the third-largest publicly traded Us logistics firm) is hiring more than 6,000 season- al workers for the peak holiday season, roughly 20 per cent more than last year. “E-commerce is the most excit- ing dynamic in the logistics indus- try,” Troy Cooper, XPO’s chief operating officer, told Reuters. “We’re ramping up for the holi- day peak.” Elsewhere, FedEx expects to add more than 50,000 positions and offer extra hours to some current staff, while UPs said it would add 95,000 seasonal workers. Amazon.com said it would hire 120,000 workers in the Us this season, while Target Corp plans to hire 100,000 workers for the holiday season, 43 per cent more than last year. SAE now an Airbus firm sEPANG Aircraft Engineering (sAE), an MRO centre based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and part- owned by Airbus since 2011, has become a fully-owned Airbus subsidiary. In addition to its commercial aircraft activities, sAE provides spare parts and technical support services to the Royal Malay- sian Air Force’s fleet of A400M military airlifters. The facility also houses a major regional invento- ry of spare parts for Airbus sin- gle-aisle and wide-body aircraft for airlines that have selected the Airbus Flight hour services (Fhs) total support package for their fleets. sAE employs some 500 people. Its customers include the AirA- sia Group, Cebu Pacific, Indigo, Jetstar Asia, scoot, Malindo Air, MAsWings, and VietJet Air. Oman contract OMAN Air Cargo has inked a five year ULD outsourcing con- tract with Jettainer. A team of Jettainer ULD control- lers is currently based at Oman Air Cargo’s operations centre in Muscat. system rollout, training and operational transfers have been completed by a joint pro- ject team.