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Cargolux Chicago-Zhengzhou route proving worthwhile

May 6, 2015 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

Cargolux’s twice-weekly service between Zhengzhou and Chicago, which started in April, is proving to be a good bet. At Air Cargo Europe in Munich, the carrier said loads on the first couple of flights have been better than anticipated. The new frequencies are every Tuesday and Friday, round trip.  TheRead More

FAA to take another look at drone rules

FAA to take another look at drone rules

May 6, 2015 at 5:11 pm 0 comments

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will partner with three major industries to explore ways to test unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) so they can be used out-of-line-of-sight of the operator. The FAA originally proposed that the operator must be able to retain visual contact of a UAS.  Drone advocates such asRead More

How Southwest makes low-cost air freight work

How Southwest makes low-cost air freight work

May 6, 2015 at 12:04 am 0 comments

FROM THE PRINT EDITION: In an industry that is increasingly turning to low-cost carriers, the world’s largest, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, continues to be one of the most unusual, especially in terms of airfreight. What started as a low-cost passenger carrier with a US$10 night fare between Houston and Dallas inRead More

Emirates SkyCargo to begin weekly service to Rickenbacker

Emirates SkyCargo to begin weekly service to Rickenbacker

May 5, 2015 at 10:59 pm 0 comments

During the West coast port labor dispute that had the supply chain tied-up in knots, carriers and charters that normally did not fly into Rickenbacker International Airport did so, and were happy with the service. David Whitaker, the vice president of business development and communications for the airport said itRead More

West Coast port crisis boosts Q1 air freight

West Coast port crisis boosts Q1 air freight

May 5, 2015 at 10:51 pm 0 comments

The global airfreight market experienced a modest bump in the first quarter of 2014, thanks to a strong February which was positively colored by the combination of the West Coast port labor crisis and a massive automobile recall in the U.S. Total air cargo traffic worldwide for Q1, measured inRead More

Jettainer/Thomas Cook Group make deal in Munich

May 5, 2015 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

Jettainer, a company that manages containers and pallets for air freight, is taking over the management and servicing of all the air-freight containers for the Thomas Cook Group Airlines. One of its new ultra-light containers was symbolically handed over at a signing ceremony on May 5 at Air Cargo EuropeRead More

Lithium battery packaging to be explored by group

Lithium battery packaging to be explored by group

May 5, 2015 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

The hazardous cargo committee of the International Civil Aviation Organization, an agency of the United Nations, heard a detailed presentation last week in Montreal about the dangers presented by shipping lithium ion batteries on freighters or in the bellies of passenger aircraft. Aircraft manufacturers and members of pilot’s unions, presentedRead More

Cargolux Chicago-Zhengzhou route proving worthwhile

May 6, 2015

Cargolux’s twice-weekly service between Zhengzhou and Chicago, which started in April, is proving to be a good bet. At Air Cargo Europe in Munich, the carrier said loads on the first couple of flights have been better than anticipated. The new frequencies are every Tuesday and Friday, round trip.  TheRead More

Emirates SkyCargo to begin weekly service to Rickenbacker

Emirates SkyCargo to begin weekly service to Rickenbacker

May 5, 2015

During the West coast port labor dispute that had the supply chain tied-up in knots, carriers and charters that normally did not fly into Rickenbacker International Airport did so, and were happy with the service. David Whitaker, the vice president of business development and communications for the airport said itRead More

FAA to take another look at drone rules

FAA to take another look at drone rules

May 6, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will partner with three major industries to explore ways to test unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) so they can be used out-of-line-of-sight of the operator. The FAA originally proposed that the operator must be able to retain visual contact of a UAS.  Drone advocates such asRead More