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But… how does it fly? [VIDEO]

But… how does it fly? [VIDEO]

June 23, 2017 at 6:35 pm 0 comments

We’ve all heard about Howard Hughes’ “Spruce Goose” from the 1940s. We still see Antonov’s massive An-225 still flying the skies today. But no one has quite seen the likes of the Stratolaunch, the next contender for “World’s Largest Aircraft,” which was revealed for the first time earlier this month.Read More

CEVA Logistics expands into Myanmar

CEVA Logistics expands into Myanmar

June 23, 2017 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

Supply chain management company CEVA Logistics has opened an office in Yangon, the capital of Myanmar. With the country courting international investment, regions like the Thilawa Special Economic Zone outside Yangon are drawing in companies looking for low cost alternatives to China. One of the latest to expand operations thereRead More

Half-billion-dollar deal signals birth of new dirigibles era

Half-billion-dollar deal signals birth of new dirigibles era

June 23, 2017 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

When 17th century futurists imagined skylines teeming with dirigibles, they might have actually been on to something. But rather than ladies in hoop skirts pedaling across the Manhattan skyline on hybrid bicycle/balloon contraptions, the new Era of Airships 2.0 may look more like the one envisioned by Lockheed Martin, movingRead More

Blockade backlash: Qatar to ‘expedite’ launch of new routes as Doha airfreight surges

Blockade backlash: Qatar to ‘expedite’ launch of new routes as Doha airfreight surges

June 22, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Qatar Airways will “expedite” the launch of new routes in response to the ongoing blockade by Saudi Arabia and other Arabian Gulf and North African countries, the carrier’s CEO, Akbar al Baker, told Bloomberg earlier this week. The airline upped the ante today, announcing that it was moving to buyRead More

Asian airfreight shows no signs of slowing in May

Asian airfreight shows no signs of slowing in May

June 22, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

A solid 12.2 percent increase in volumes and a 4.7 percentage-point increase in freight load factors (FLF) for the month of May, year-over-year, are helping to overturn predictions that Asia’s airfreight markets were headed for a “seasonal cooling,” according to the latest numbers from the Association of Asia Pacific AirlinesRead More

Turkish adds freighter capacity into Brazil, France

Turkish adds freighter capacity into Brazil, France

June 22, 2017 at 5:36 pm 0 comments

Bolstering its reputation as one of the fastest-growing airfreight operations in the world, Turkish Cargo launched scheduled freighter flights to Paris yesterday, and will launch a scheduled cargo route to São Paulo on June 25. Calling São Paolo, “one of the largest industrial and trade centers in South America,” TurkishRead More

GECAS doubles its stake in the 737-800 freighter conversions

GECAS doubles its stake in the 737-800 freighter conversions

June 21, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) demonstrated its confidence in the 737-800 freighter today by announcing plans to convert 30 more if its passenger Boeing 737-800s into freighters. The order, announced during the Paris Air Show, more than doubles GECAS’ current investment into the freighter type, which includes the 25 aircraftRead More

Teknowlogi launches AI decision-making platform for logistics industry

Teknowlogi launches AI decision-making platform for logistics industry

June 21, 2017 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

Logistics technology provider Teknowlogi launched its Logistics Expert System (LES), a logistics supply chain analytics platform, that uses artificial intelligence (AI) decision-making technology that has already been deployed in medical diagnosis and stock trading. The U.S.-based company’s LES is a software as a service (SaaS) that combines transportation management systemsRead More