Sep 10, 2007
Report criticizes TSA for handling of air cargo on passenger planes. The TSA, charged with ensuring the safety of passenger planes, was raked over the coals in a recent report by the DHS inspector general. The report says the TSA has too few inspectors, an ineffective database to track violations and "vague regulations" for screening cargo bound for passenger planes. According to the Air Transport Association, commercial airlines carry 7,500 tons of cargo a day, last year earning $4.4 billion from cargo operations. Sep 7, 2007
Aviapartner signed a three-year network contract with Martinair for full cargo handling services at Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hanover, Berlin-Tegel, Muenster-Osnabruck, Dortmund, Leipzig, Dresden and Bremen. Aviapartner said that based on current estimated volumes the deal represents a value of at least [euro]1 million ($1.4 million) in annual turnover. Sep 3, 2007
Lufthansa Cargo and German mail and logistics group Deutsche Post plan to create a cargo airline, according to widespread domestic press reports. The companies have applied to set up a 50/50 joint venture. A source close to the deal said that an announcement concerning the cooperation will be made this month. Operations could start in 2009 with a base at Leipzig/Halle. Sep 5, 2007
Lufthansa, DHL, Deutsche Post
Lufthansa, Deutsche Post Plan Cargo Airline. German mail and logistics group Deutsche Post and Lufthansa's air freight division plan to create a joint cargo carrier, Germany's competition regulator, according to the cartel office. The companies have applied for approval to set up a...