Wingcopter, Continental Drones to deploy 12K drones in Africa by 2027

German drone company Wingcopter and Continental Drones, a subsidiary of Ghana- and Dubai-based Atlantic Trust Holding, are partnering to deploy 12,000 drones in Africa to transport health care products, delivering medicine, vaccines and laboratory samples throughout the continent starting in early 2023. The full deployment will occur over the next five years.  Continental Drones will[…]

AA Cargo bolsters trans-Atlantic services with daily direct routes

Texas-based American Airlines (AA) this month bolstered its trans-Atlantic cargo services with daily direct routes between Europe and the U.S., boosting capacity.  AA also launched a new route this summer between London (LHR) and Pheonix (PHX), according to Thursday’s release. The carrier is also offering daily direct flights between European cities including Amsterdam (AMS), Dublin[…]

West Atlantic applies for US foreign air carrier permit

Sweden-headquartered carrier West Atlantic requested an exemption and foreign air carrier permit from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) with the intention of transporting cargo and mail between the European Union and the U.S., according to a May 9 filing. Details of the arrangement are currently unclear. West Atlantic declined to provide specifics but told[…]

Swissport meets cargo handling demand with new VIE cargo center

Zurich-based ground services provider Swissport announced today it opened a second cargo center near Vienna International Airport (VIE), doubling the handler’s capacity there to match elevated global demand for air cargo.  The new 8,000-square-meter cargo center will feature sustainable initiatives, including a solar energy-powered and electric cargo shuttle that connects the company’s two facilities, according[…]