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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • SEPT, 2019 • Page 21 Are you getting your AirCargo news daily? Sunday, 01 September 2019 Wfs to open CDg pharma centre Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is investing EUR10 million in a new 2,400sqm pharma centre at France’s Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to open in the next few weeks. finance received for Baltimore air cargo facility USA-based Aviation Facilities Company Management (AFCO) has received more than US$36 million financing for a new air cargo facility at Baltimore Inter- national Airport in Maryland. Thursday, 29 August 2019 elroy test flies vToL cargo plane San Francisco, USA-based Elroy Air has completed the first test flights of its ‘Chaparral’ electric hybrid vertical take-off and land- ing (VTOL) aircraft. Wednesday, 28 August 2019 Norwegian renews Us contract with Menzies Scotland’s Menzies Aviation says Norwegian Air has renewed its (currently 18,000-tonnes a year) cargo handling deal at the USA’s Los Angeles International Airport for another two years. Who will be the biggest Us-Chi- na tariffs loser? It won’t have escaped US offi- cials’ notice that some Chinese companies are re-packaging goods and shipping them from other Asian ports in order to avoid US ‘origin China’ sanctions, but it may not yet have hit home that some US exports to China face competition of their own. For the best and latest news, just log in at www.aircargo-ap.com.au TIACA’s Executive Summit heads to Budapest Airport for ‘specialised’ sessions THE INTERNATIONAL Air Cargo As- sociation’s (TIACA’s) Board mem- bers will host a series of executive working sessions to discuss inno- vation and challenges to improve cross-discipline collaboration at TIACA’s Executive Summit (ES), which takes place from 19-21 November 2019, and is hosted by Budapest Airport (BUD). Day one of the event will feature Turhan Ozen of Turkish Airlines, Pascal Belanger of Winnipeg Air- ports Authority, doctor Khalfan Al Shuelili, Oman Aviation Services, Neel Jones Shah, Flex- port and Denis Chou- mert, European Ship- pers Council, who will lead the discussion for their areas of speciali- sation in the air cargo supply chain. “It is important for individual members who are active in the same area to innovate the way they collaborate, to discuss and solve industry specific topics – that’s why we organise these spe- cialised sessions,” said Vladimir Zubkov, TIACA secretary general. “At the same time, we know that the logistics industry as a whole is siloed, and air cargo is no excep- tion.” “Many members that are only active in one part of the logisti- cal chain are not always aware of the issues faced by other stake- holders, so the second day of the ES will feature reports from the working sessions which will bring the different players together to explore new solutions and oppor- tunities.” Airlines, airports, cargo han- dling, freight forwarders and shippers will be the focus of the working sessions, where session moderators will present their findings to the ES audience. “We are organising these discus- sions to give members the oppor- tunity to work in sub groups but also, as an organisation, to better understand the needs and re- quirements of these sub groups,” added Zubkov. “Today, more than ever, prob- lems and challenges need to be tackled cross-company and industry-wide, and that is why on the second day of the conference, we will feed the conclusions of all five round tables into the Summit, and the Board chairman, Steven Polmans, will make a summa- ry which will help create future TIACA strategy.” Hundreds of avia- tion experts will take part in the Executive Summit (ES), which will feature sessions and workshops that keep attendees up to date with all the latest industry developments including e-commerce, drone technology and global economic issues. The Executive Summit will also host TIACA’s Sustainability Award presentations, where finalists will showcase their entries to judges. The winner of the award will re- ceive US$15,000 to go to a project or initiative that addresses issues relating to sustainability in air freight. Two runners up will also receive US$3,500 in prize money. On the final day of the Executive Summit, attendees will partici- pate in a tour and opening cere- mony of BUD Cargo City, Buda- pest Airport’s dedicated freight terminal.