Boeing’s 747-8 Freighter takes to the skies, supports Navy FA-18biofuel program

The second Boeing 747-8 Freighter, RC521, landed in Palmdale, California, while Boeing is also supporting the U.S. Navy’s biofuel-powered flight, scheduled to take place today.

First Boeing 747-8 Freighter leaves factory

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On Thursday afternoon, Boeing towed the first 747-8 Freighter out of the factory in Everett, Washington. The aircraft, ultimately destined for Cargolux, will be painted and begin preparations for flight test.

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DHL opens 35 million-dollar Melbourne warehouse

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DHL opens 35 million-dollar Melbourne warehouse

DHL has opened a new 35 million-dollar airfreight facility at Melbourne airport.

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Thai Airways flies into Brisbane

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Thai Airways flies into Brisbane

Thai Airways will start flying direct non-stop from Bangkok to Brisbane and return on Monday 27 October, resulting in the existing Sydney stopover being dropped from the service.

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Global airline capacity starts to grow again

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Global airline capacity starts to grow again

Global airline capacity for September 2009 is showing positive growth for the second consecutive month. The world’s airlines have scheduled 296.9 million seats, a rise of 1.4 per cent (4,130,744 more seats) over September 2008 levels.

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Australia bucks falling airfreight trend

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Australia bucks falling airfreight trend

The latest airfreight statistics show that the Australian economy is still doing much better than its overseas counterparts, with both import and export airfreight showing an upward trend.

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Perishables rescue airfreight

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Perishables rescue airfreight

Australian airfreight statistics show a steep decline in import cargo as well as dry exports. Perishable export cargo is holding up well for now.

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Qantas to implement health management system

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Qantas’s fleet of 747-400 airplanes will be monitored by Boeing’s Aeroplane Health Management (AHM), a software system that helps airlines improve the management of unscheduled maintenance events.

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Will Asia save world aviation?

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Global aviation has only just returned to profitability, but the world’s airlines are flying into a storm of debt, rising fuel bills and a looming US recession – but Asia could be a bright spot, according to the IATA.

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AUS-US skies open for business

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Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Anthony Albanese, has announced that Australia and the United States had settled the terms of a new ‘open skies’ air transport agreement.

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