For more air cargo news, data and analysis, please go to: http://www.airguideonline.com/professional.htm Aug 28, 2006
Lawmaker pushes for air cargo reform. Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., believes the air cargo industry needs "a vigorous oversight inquiry" and is pushing for a sweeping review. Oberstar hopes a review will trigger reforms including better plane maintenance and technology improvements, among other things. The House Aviation Subcommittee may discuss cargo safety at a Sept. 20 hearing. Aug 27, 2006
AirBridge Cargo, Continental Airlines
AirBridge Cargo signed an interline agreement with Continental Airlines and appointed general sales agent partners in the US as it prepares to launch 747F flights to the US next year. ABC said CO will provide "an important link into its network, notably for the movement of oil and gas equipment from Texas to Sakhalin Island off the coast of Russia." ABC, the scheduled services arm of heavy freight specialist Volga-Dnepr, operates two IL-76 freighters weekly from its Krasnoyarsk hub to Sakhalin. It named Platinum Air Cargo as its GSA representative for Houston, Dallas and Washington and Heavy-weight Air Express as its GSA for New York and Chicago. "It is no secret that AirBridge Cargo plans to commence operations to the United States," airline head Stan Wraight said. "This is one reason why...