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Slowdown will hit profit outlook
The first half of 2019 has been challenging for the global air cargo business. IATA reported that global air freight markets showed FTKs, decreasing by 3.4% in May 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This was a slight improvement on the 5.6% contraction in April
Getting bigger
The new Beluga XL, due to fly this summer, has increased capacity to cope with increased Airbus production rates and A350 wings. Ian Harbison reports from Toulouse
All change
Alaska Airlines is on the brink of a second transformation, one even more cataclysmic than the previous round, as Ian Putzger discovers
Tweaking the toolbox
Ian Putzger finds out more about the training that is on offer in the air cargo industry and what additional learning resources may be needed
Risky business
Regulations governing air transport of hazardous freight are complex and constantly evolving. Alex Derber investigates how well the industry is keeping up
When shippers go rogue
Occasional movers of dangerous goods will sometimes inadvertently flout regulations that change every year. But others, Martin Roebuck learns, are wilfully ignoring rules designed to protect us all
Dangerous liaisons
Many small shippers are unaware of the rules which apply to the shipment of dangerous goods; even major multinationals often fail to comply. But with more regulation on its way, it’s time all forwarders and shippers became compliant, finds Martin Roebuck
Malignant mail
As the US Postal Service bans international shipments containing lithium batteries, Ian Putzger examines the risks and discovers a multitude of problems in complying with ever-changing regulations