New British cargo airline delivers speed and capability Access to fast, responsive and reliable freight transport capacity is essential for government defence and peacekeeping operations as well as international development and aid missions. In recent times, however, the lack of UK all-cargo capacity has forced the use of overseas airlines but the launch of a new British cargo airline means a fast and efficient in-country solution is now available. Headquartered at London Stansted Airport, CargoLogicAir commenced operations in January 2016 after being awarded its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. Its aim is to become a leader in the European outsize air cargo market. In support of its goal, the airline is investing in the most environmentally efficient and modern all-cargo aircraft. It was launched with a Boeing 747-400 Freighter at the start of 2016 and has since added a new generation Boeing 747-8F cargo aircraft with a capacity of 135 tonnes to its fleet. CargoLogicAir will take delivery of two more Boeing 747 freighters in 2017 and its fifth B747F in early 2018 as it expands its capability and operating network for customers requiring charter and scheduled cargo capacity in the UK and globally. Dmitry Grishin, CargoLogicAir’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We may be a new airline but we have a highly experienced
team of air cargo professionals with many years of experience in the transportation and logistics industries. Our aim is to put the UK back on the map for all-cargo services and to give customers in the UK a solution for their larger volume shipments as well as a fast response for time-critical cargoes. The UK is the second largest air cargo market in Europe with a robust economy and a high level of demand from the manufacturing and logistics sectors. For example, the Aerospace industry is showing strong growth with new aircraft programmes being delivered by both Boeing and Airbus and we see big potential to become part of those supply chains. “We are also open for business to support British government departments that need fast and reliable transportation services. One of the strong selling points of our company is that we can offer a fast reaction time and over 100 tonnes of cargo capacity on a single flight. This is especially important, for example, when the government is sending humanitarian aid to help the victims of natural disasters
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around the world. In these situations, speed is vital. We are more than capable of providing transportation solutions for military and international organisations and we have a team of specialists that already has considerable knowledge and expertise of working in the field of operations.” CargoLogicAir chose the Boeing 747 as its flagship because of its all-round capability and its proven reputation in the global cargo transportation market. There are very few cargoes the aircraft cannot carry. Its large cargo hold and onboard temperature-controlled zones enable the aircraft to carry shipments such as fresh food, motor vehicles, pharmaceuticals, aerospace cargoes, textiles, and consumer electronics. Another big advantage of the B747 is its nose-loading door which enables the loading of very long and heavy shipments. Combined with the B747-8’s side cargo door, this also helps to expedite the aircraft loading and handling process to meet strict transport deadlines.