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AirBridgeCargo to set up its European hub at Liege Airport

Liege Airport and AirBridgeCargo Airlines have signed an historic lease agreement for 10 years. This arrangement will bring the scale of cooperation between two companies to the next level of development, boosting air cargo volumes of ABC to/from the airport and placing Liege Airport among the top 5 cargo airports in Europe by 2020.

The agreement comes as a logical extension of Memorandum of Understanding, which was signed between Liege Airport and Volga-Dnepr Group earlier this year during the Farnborough International Airshow 2018 in July, and will contribute to the development of the regional economy in general, creating numerous amounts of jobs and favouring growth of air cargo sector, and the airport development in particular, heating up cargo infrastructure and freight flows to/from the airport.

Under new agreement AirBridgeCargo will lease warehouse premises for the total area of 25,000 sq. m. for effective and seamless cargo operations in the airport. The investment amounts to 25 million euros and includes 2,000 sq. m. of office space to guarantee smooth daily flight management.

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Maximus Air grounds its five Airbus A300-600 freighters

Maximus Air (Abu Dhabi) has grounded its five Airbus A300-600 freighters due to the reported high operational costs. The cargo airline is canceling its A300 contracts. The carrier, which is restructuring and cutting costs, will continue to operate its Russian aircraft according to this report by The Loadstar. The A300s will be available for dry lease. DHL Aviation had been utilizing the aircraft.

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Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten/AirlinersGallery.com. Maximus Air introduced this new look in 2012. Airbus A300B4-622R (F) A6-NIN (msn 797) lands at the Liege cargo hub.

Video: The unveiling of the new livery in 2012:

Maximus Air: AG Slide Show

UPS to drop its bid to acquire TNT Express due to expected EC disapproval

United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) (UPS Airlines) (Atlanta and Louisville) will drop its bid to acquire TNT Express N.V. (Hoofddorp) because it now expects the European Commission (EC) to deny the acquisition.

On March 19, 2012, UPS announced its intention to acquire TNT Express for $6.7 billion. On September 5, 2012, UPS announced it expected to close the deal in early 2013 subject to EC approval.

UPS will pay TNT a termination fee in the amount of EUR 200 million.

TNT Airways (Liege) is a subsidiary of TNT Express. TNT is now expected to remain independent.

UPS issued the following statement:

United Parcel Service, Inc. announced today (January 14) the European Commission (EC) has informed UPS and TNT Express that it is working on a decision to prohibit the proposed acquisition of TNT Express.

UPS submitted an initial remedies proposal on November 29, 2012 and subsequently revised the proposal twice. UPS began the competitive review process with the EC in March 2012.

Scott Davis, UPS Chairman and CEO said, “We are extremely disappointed with the EC’s position. We proposed significant and tangible remedies designed to address the EC’s concerns with the transaction. The combined company would have been transformative for the logistics industry, bringing meaningful benefits to consumers and customers around the world, while supporting growth in Europe in particular.”

Upon prohibition by the EC, the Offer Condition relating to EU Competition Clearance will not be fulfilled and UPS will pay TNT a termination fee in the amount of EUR 200 million and will withdraw the Offer.

Further announcements will be made once the European Commission has issued its formal decision. The decision is expected to be adopted formally in the coming weeks.

Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Boeing 747-44AF N572UP (msn 35669) climbs away from Anchorage International Airport (ANC).

UPS: AG Slide Show

TNT: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten. Southern Air’s Boeing 777-FHT N778SA (msn 39286) arrives at the Liege, Belgium sorting facility.

Avient takes delivery of a second MD-11F

Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten. Ex-VARIGlog McDonnell Douglas MD-11F Z-BVT (msn 48410, ex N575SH/PR-LGE) departed Miami on delivery January 27. It is pictured arriving at the European base of Liege the following day.

Avient Aviation (Harare and Liege) has taken delivery of its second McDonnell Douglas MD-11F freighter. Tragically the company lost the first (Z-BAV, msn 48408) on November 28, 2009 on takeoff at Shanghai.

Miniliner introduces a blue version of livery

 

Miniliner (Bergamo) has painted its Fokker F.27 Mk. 500 I-MLXT (msn 10374) in a blue and white version of the 2009 livery.  I-MLXT stops at Liege.  Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten.

Miniliner (Bergamo) has painted its Fokker F.27 Mk. 500 I-MLXT (msn 10374) in a blue and white version of the 2009 livery. I-MLXT stops at Liege. Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten.

Scanderbeg Air starts operations on June 12

 

Scanderbeg Air uses Liege, Belgium as a refueling stop. N712AX prepares to land at LGG.  Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten.

Scanderbeg Air uses Liege, Belgium as a refueling stop. N712AX prepares to land at LGG. Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten.

Scanderbeg Air (New York-JFK) is a new tour operator that has contracted with Sky King Airlines (Sacramento) to operate an ex-Air China/ABX Air Boeing 767-2J6 ER registered N712AX (msn 23307, ex B-2551) on weekly scheduled charter flights between New York (JFK) and Tirana.  N712AX was delivered to Sky King on June 2.  N712AX is Sky King’s first wide-body airliner.  The first flight for Scanderbeg started on June 12. The company also operates twice-weekly scheduled charter flights on the JFK-Prishtina route  with the same aircraft starting on June 14.  The airliner carries “Scanderbeg” titles and still wears a basic Air China livery with a red logo.

Ethiopian Cargo’s first MD-11F freighter

 

ET-AML arrives at a rainy Leige.  Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten.

ET-AML arrives at a rainy Liege. Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten.

Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) on January 31, 2009 took delivery of its first converted McDonnell Douglas MD-11F freighter. Previously it leased a MD-11 (N801DE) from World Airways.