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Cargo feed

Delivering material benefits
Seats are getting lighter and lighter, but they also have to be comfortable, or an airline’s reputation could be damaged. Bernie Baldwin reports on some recent developments which add value for both the passenger and the airline
Going for growth
There have been some significant changes in the freighter conversion market. Ian Harbison and Keith Mwanalushi report on two of the participants
Freighter fantastic
Boeing’s latest forecast on the global air cargo industry has shone a light on the vital role that freighters will play in the wider context of trade and transportation of goods.
Sheikh...ing things up
Airports in the Middle East are moving in to capitalise on the region’s growing importance in the world cargo network. Stan Abbott looks at how these major hubs and their base carriers are facilitating the transit of growing volumes of freight
Candidate for conversion
Vallair is ramping up cargo capabilities and sees opportunities as a wave of new freighters take off. Keith Mwanalushi speaks to Head of Cargo Conversions Peter Koster while in Montpellier, France
Handle with care
The care and operation of ULDs has come under the spotlight recently, and as Bob Rogers Vice President at ULD CARE reveals, there are some new solutions to old problems
Regional connections
Following the start of all-cargo services by Hawaiian Airlines, the spotlight is back on regional freighters but despite abundant freight to carry, finding enough pilots is a concern. Ian Putzger reports
Shifting cargo
ULD management specialist Unilode is increasing visibility of cargo shipments through robust tracking services and outsourcing programmes. Ian Putzger speaks to Chief Executive Officer Benoît Dumont
The animal trails
Transporting animals is big business, and as Ian Putzger finds, investment and a clear strategy is key to keeping revenue up
The lease chronicles
Recent freighter lease deals for the 737-800 are but the slow beginnings of a market that is set to burgeon rapidly, just as soon as used prices and airframe availability reach their sweet spot. Paul E Eden reports