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Drone no match for these ‘flying tigers’ [VIDEO]

Drone no match for these ‘flying tigers’ [VIDEO]

August 18, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

We’ve all heard of the legendary Flying Tiger Line cargo carrier. We don’t think they ever experimented with drone aircraft, but if this video of actual Siberian Tigers having a close encounter with a UAV is any indication, we’re putting our money on the big cats. As we head intoRead More

American Airlines hosts hub tours for National Aviation Day

American Airlines hosts hub tours for National Aviation Day

August 18, 2017 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

In celebration of National Aviation Day tomorrow, American Airlines is hosting tours of its hubs around the world, offering behind-the-scenes looks at aircraft, training equipment and cargo handling. On the eve of #NationalAviationDay, we're celebrating w/ @AirlineGeeks across the globe w/ hub tours. Join us by following #AAviationDay! pic.twitter.com/q2ESeMXQbX —Read More

Jettainer expands ULD lease options for flying stables

Jettainer expands ULD lease options for flying stables

August 18, 2017 at 5:26 pm 0 comments

For those wishing to see horses fly on short notice, Lufthansa Cargo-subsidiary Jettainer is making equine transport boxes available with quick-lease options to meet growing demand for the specialized ULDs, the company announced. “We’re noticing a huge demand for flying horse boxes and can now offer our customers flexible leasingRead More

Sydney, Australia - March 4, 2013: Air freight containers, branded by a number of airlines including Qantas, Air New Zealand and Vietnam Airlines, on the tarmac at Sydney Airport.

Air freight cargo containers branded with various operators on the tarmac at Sydney Airport.

‘Lean’ freight startup Gurucargo aims to eliminate middleman from forwarding

August 18, 2017 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

An online freight platform from Uruguay is launching its “lean forwarding” model in the United States next month, and going after legacy forwarders’ market share by connecting carriers with importers and exporters. “We’re saving our customers hundreds of thousands of dollars,” said Gurucargo’s co-founder Andres Israel, adding that their modelRead More

A World Atlas Boeing 747 aircraft takes off from Kabul international Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2010.

Atlas Air calls Teamsters’ warnings of pilot shortage a ‘pressure’ campaign

August 17, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Atlas Air has called warnings by the Teamsters Local 1224, which represents the carrier’s pilots, “part of an overall campaign from the pilots and their union to put public pressure on the company with respect to its next labor contract.” The union has warned that the carrier’s unwillingness to meetRead More

Freighter flights, pharma traffic boost MIA freight tonnage

Freighter flights, pharma traffic boost MIA freight tonnage

August 17, 2017 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

After posting only a narrow increase of under 1 percent growth in 2016, compared to the previous year, cargo freight tonnage at Miami International Airport (MIA) rose by a more robust 4.8 percent, year-over-year, during the first six months of 2017. The airport attributed much of this year’s first-half growthRead More

With passenger ops in doldrums, Cathay turns to cargo for good news

With passenger ops in doldrums, Cathay turns to cargo for good news

August 17, 2017 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

First came the Persian Gulf and mainland Chinese carriers. Then the low-cost competition kicked in. Yesterday, Cathay Pacific posted its worst first-half loss in at least two decades as it continues to lose passengers to its rivals. With no improvement in conditions expected this year, cargo was the only brightRead More

Emirates launches new ‘White Cover’ cold-chain thermal shield

Emirates launches new ‘White Cover’ cold-chain thermal shield

August 17, 2017 at 5:31 pm 0 comments

What do you do when you want to keep ULDs cold in the desert heat? Paint them white. That’s part of the reasoning behind DuPont’s new “White Cover Xtreme” thermal shield released this week by Emirates SkyCargo. The Xtreme thermal shield, the newest version of the “White Cover” line theRead More