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Heavy lift aircraft join forces to deliver Sukhoi flight simulator

July 29 - A flight simulator for training Sukhoi Superjet 100 flight crews has been delivered onboard AN-124 and IL-76TD-90VD freighters from Ch

Two flights were required to transport the simulator on behalf of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC).

Even though the simulator - manufactured by Thales Training & Simulation Company in France - only had a total payload of 40 tonnes, the outsize components of the system took up virtually the entire space of both the AN-124 andIL-76TD-90VD cargo cabins. Both aircraft departed from Paris-Vatry Airport to Ramenskoye Airport in Moscow.

"Due to the bulky cargo size of the shipment, the initial plan was to use two AN-124-100s. However, we managed to work out a loading pattern whereby smaller cargo capacity could be used for one of the flights, notably the IL-76TD-90VD which also comprises part of Volga-Dnepr's fleet. We were therefore able to offer the customer an optimized solution in terms of both technical capability and economics," said Sergey Lenivin, lead sales executive.

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Marine insurance: Reducing costs and capacity

September 19 - Marine insurance providers are commoditising their products in order to reduce costs. The result, according to the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI), is a loss of expertise.
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Zeaborn forms JV with MPC

September 18 - Zeaborn Group has formed a joint venture with MPC Capital Group to handle the chartering and commercial management of a fleet of more than 160 container and bulk carriers.
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DHL strengthens network in Middle East and Africa

September 18 - DHL Industrial Projects is opening a centre of excellence (COE) in Dubai as well as offices in Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya and Turkey to coordinate complex logistics projects in the Middle East and Africa.
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ALE plans Swedish branch

September 18 - ALE will open an office in Sweden during the last quarter of 2019 as it looks to expand its operations in Scandinavia.
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