Brussels Airport welcomed 165,000 passengers in February, a decrease of 90%, while cargo volumes record a 21% growth
Yet another example highlighting the strengthening of air cargo segment in aviation industry - Brussels Airport recorded an unprecedented growth in freight demand due to several reasons:
Growing COVID-19 vaccine transportation
Arrival of new airlines throughout 2020: Sichuan, HongYuan, Amerijet, VirginAtlantic
Cargo flights moved to Brussels from congested nearby cargo airports
Scheduled airlines like Qatar, Singapore Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines increasing volumes
DHL Express adding new routes to their network
UN Sustainable Development Goals: How companies stack Up
Source: Visual Capitalist via WEF
Out of 8'550 companies measured for their alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the MSCI All Country World Index, only 0.2% of companies were strongly aligned. Created in 2012, the UN SDGs provide a framework for a more sustainable future by 2030 that have been adopted by 193 countries globally.
Image source: World Economic Forum
The 17 UN SDGs are designed to achieve three primary objectives by 2030:
Protect the planet
Create prosperity and peace for all
These 3 steps can help elevate more women to leadership positions
Source: Fact Company
A recent report on gender balance in C-suite found that only "30% of junior female managers reported having sponsors or mentors, further diminishing prospects for advancement." The article argues these three steps can help women progress better to leadership positions:
Keeping track of female leaders and transparently and regularly reporting on the numbers
Creating a culture of leadership coaches
Women stepping up and taking opportunities without "waiting for their turn"
Jet Zero launches €17.5 million competition to reduce aviation emissions
Source: Biofuels International
The Green Fuel, Green Skies competition, part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan, is aiming to support UK companies which employ new technologies to convert household rubbish, waste wood and excess electricity into sustainable aviation fuel.
According to the article, compared to conventional fuels, alternative aviation fuels can provide savings of up to 70% and this industry has a potential of creating up to 11'500 jobs.
Pelican BioThermal wins major accolades at APAC Bioprocessing Excellence Awards
Source: Biospectrum Asia
The winner of TIACA's Air Cargo Sustainability Awards 2020, Pelican BioThermal won the Best Temperature Control Packaging Provider - Passive category at the annual Asia Pacific Bioprocessing Excellence Awards 2021, for the third time in a row.
Drone delivery provider Flytrex lands $9M to scale US operations
Source: Freight Waves
Flytrex, currently conducting a drone delivery pilot with Walmart, has landed $9.3 million in additional funding to expand its operations and finalize Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification for drone deliveries.
This is yet another drone delivery company on our radar, a fast growing industry, that L.E.K. Consulting predicts will make 30% of same-day package deliveries by 2040.