#VirginAtlanticCargo and #DeltaCargo are to move into the newpurpose- #built#dnata#CityEast, #LondonHeathrow’s most state-of-the-art cargo facility. The move supports the airlines’ growing cargo businesses, enhances their trans-Atlantic partnership for customers, and future-proofs the joint venture’s position in the U.K. market by doubling the size of their cargo footprint at the airport.
Virgin and Delta’s cargo operations have been aligned under one roof in the U.K. since June 2016 and share cargo facilities at major U.S. gateways, notably Atlanta, Boston, Miami, New York, Orlando and Washington-Dulles with the objective to create an enhanced customer proposition on both sides of the Atlantic.
The move to the new facility – scheduled for the second half of 2019 – will ultimately increase the size of Virgin and Delta’s cargo operation at Heathrow to 335,000 square feet, and see customers benefit from greater automation and faster truck and cargo handling times.
The purpose-built facility will deliver the highest levels of service, security and automation. Inside the warehouse, investments in technology will enable staff using handheld devices to efficiently manage the flow of cargo, while the double-train ETV system will increase storage to 245 positions for pallets and containers. Customer trucks arriving at the facility will benefit from a new door management system, which enables drivers to complete paperwork at the gatehouse on arrival without leaving their vehicles and to then be immediately assigned to one of the facility’s 18 cargo doors.
The new location will also provide further benefits for customers choosing Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo services to move temperature-controlled healthcare and life science products as well as offering a dedicated perishables zone and an enlarged AVI centre for live animals. #Boeing#Airbus#airport#airplane#aviation#avgeek#aviation4u#aviationdaily#aviationlovers#planespotting#megaplane#megaaviation#Pilot#Pilotlife#Crew#Crewlife#Groundstaff#Groundstafflife
In 10 years – spanning 2009 up to the end of 2018 – the annual number of passengers collectively carried by Russian airlines has grown by a factor of two and a half, according to details published in a preliminary report from Rosaviatsiya, the country’s aviation authority.
Continuing the positive growth trend, the combined total number of passengers carried by all of Russia’s airlines last year reached a record 116.1 million, up by 10.5 per cent on 2017, thereby fulfilling the prediction of a year ago. By comparison, in 2009, the annual total was 45.1 million passengers.
In the same decade, revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) across the industry grew by 150 per cent from 112.5 to 286.3 billion. The average distance travelled by a passenger remained roughly the same in the period. Compared to 2009, it decreased by 120 km, to 2,466 km.
In 2018, the average seat load factor in Russia’s commercial airline business reached 83.7 per cent. 10 years ago it was 5.5 percentage points lower
One of the notable key trends in the development of Russia’s commercial airline industry is its continuing consolidation. In 2009 the top-five airlines list consisted of Aeroflot, Transaero (which left the market in 2015), S7 Airlines, Utair and Orenburg Airlines (which left the market in 2016). They collectively carried almost 59 per cent of the total served by all Russian airlines. By the end of 2018, the top-five airlines of Aeroflot, S7 Airlines, Rossiya (Aeroflot Group subsidiary), Ural Airlines and Utair (which is currently facing economic hardships), accounted for more than 66 per cent of the total traffic. #Boeing#Airbus#airport#airplane#aviation#avgeek#aviation4u#aviationdaily#aviationlovers#planespotting#megaplane#megaaviation#Pilot#Pilotlife#Crew#Crewlife#Groundstaff#Groundstafflife
Virgin Atlantic has up gauged its service to WRA with the Airbus A340-600 for the foreseeable future due to operational constraints. While slightly less comfortable, these will allow us to offer more seats on the always busy WRA-LHR market and as a byproduct lower fares.
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“Before start checklist please...” ✈
Here’s a little trivia for you guys: As part of the cockpit preparation We need to make sure these buttons are all turned on (hint in the photo!)
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