IATA and EUROCONTROL will support the development of improved aeronautical information services in Africa by signing an agreement on June 30, 2015. It will support African States that are part of ICAO AFI Region and their Air Navigation Services Providers (ANSPs) in improving Aeronautical Information Services (AIS), including transition from AIS to Aeronautical Information Management (AIM).
Over the next year and a half, EUROCONTROL will assist IATA in its endeavor to improve the provision, consistency, completeness and distribution of aeronautical data in certain States of the ICAO AFI Region. This will be done in particular through a series of workshops that will take place at the AIS premises of the various States.
- June Stifel index gives airfreight an advantage: Strong airfreight demand drove the LCI to 55.6 points in June 2015, a 0.1 point rise over the same month last year. Meanwhile, the seafreight index for June 2015 fell by 0.9 points compared with June 2014.
e-AWB adoption a slow climb – With IATA’s goal of 45 percent use of electronic air waybills (e-AWB) by the end of this year, the cargo industry has some room to improve. IATA reported some good news in May, with a 27.9 percent e-AWB penetration rate.
Hong Kong busiest cargo hub: AIRPORT AUTHORITY HONG KONG (AA) claims that in the 2014/15 fiscal year Hong Kong International Airport was the world’s busiest cargo airport for the fifth consecutive year.