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First female co-pilot for Indian Air Force Ilyushin-76

March 23 - What better way for HLPFI to mark the recent International Women's Day, than with the news that the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Squadron Leader, Veena Saharan has become the first co-pilot to fly one of the IAF's largest aircraft, an Ilyushin-76.

The plane weighs almost 200 tons when fully loaded and can transport a main battle tank with relative ease over 5,000 km.

In some news reports, Veena has been jokingly referred to as a "mahout" of the IL-76 - whose nickname is Gajraj (or Elephant). She now has to complete 40 more hours of flying to take the pilot's seat. 

Apparently, the IAF has 784 women officers-but none of them are fighter pilots and many have been flying transport aircraft like the AN-32s. Veena is the first to qualify for the IL-76.

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Fesco and RZD team up to link Europe and Asia

May 24 - Fesco Transportation Group and Russian Railways Logistics (RZD Logistics) are launching a Trans-Siberian multimodal service to expedite the delivery of goods from Japan to Europe via Russia.
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POSH to launch maritime training centre in Taiwan

May 24 - POSH Kerry Renewables – a joint venture of PACC Offshore Services Holding (POSH) and Kerry TJ Logistics – has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop Taiwan’s first specialised maritime training centre. 
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PPG restructures training course

May 24 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) has restructured its project cargo forwarding training course into a one-day format.
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