AVIATION BRIEFS

AVIATION BRIEFS

CARGO TRAFFIC UP 4.7 PERCENT

AT NY AREA AIRPORTSNEW YORK - Air cargo activity increased moderately last year at the three New York area airports, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Monday.

The three airports, John F. Kennedy International, La Guardia and Newark International, handled a record 1.9 million tons of cargo last year, a 4.7 percent increase over the year before, said the Port Authority.

The agency, which runs the three airports, estimated value of that cargo was $91 billion.

Kennedy, which handles more cargo than any airport in the country, increased cargo traffic by 6.7 percent to a record 1.38 million tons last year, up from 1.3 million tons in 1988.

WINGS CLUB ELECTS

COLODNY PRESIDENT

NEW YORK - Edwin I. Colodny, chairman and president of USAir Group Inc., has been elected president of the Wings Club, an industry group based here. The term is for one year.

Mr. Colodny succeeds Robert F. Daniell, chairman and chief executive officer of United Technologies Corp. of Hartford, Conn.

CHINA REPORTEDLY SIGNS

MCDONNELL PLANE PACT

BEIJING - China and the U.S. aerospace giant McDonnell Douglas Corp. are to build 10 more MD-82 airliners in Shanghai, including five for sale in the United States, a Shanghai daily newspaper received here Monday said.

The twin-engine planes, put together in Shanghai from U.S. parts are to roll off the assembly line from October 1991 to December 1992, the official Wen Hui Bao newspaper said.

Five will remain in China and the remainder will be exported to the United States, it said.