Aircraft

Hovering on the Edge: Will airships go mainstream… again?

Hovering on the Edge: Will airships go mainstream… again?

September 7, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

A light breeze gusted against the enormous hangars that dominate the pastoral skyline of Bedfordshire, like Brobdingnagian relics in Gulliver’s Travels. “The weather was fine,” the post-accident report stated – perfect conditions for the Airlander 10’s second test flight, scheduled for Aug. 24, 2016. In the fields adjacent to theRead More

West Atlantic leaves paper behind for electronic ‘Toughpad’

West Atlantic leaves paper behind for electronic ‘Toughpad’

September 5, 2017 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

Swedish airline West Atlantic is aiming to cut down on physical paperwork carried on flights by digitizing with the introduction of Panasonic’s Toughpad FZ-G1 on its flights, according to a statement from Panasonic System Communications Company Europe. Replacing physical paperwork with digital operations is environmentally friendly and saves time forRead More

One week left to donate to Airlink’s Harvey relief with ELEVATE registration

One week left to donate to Airlink’s Harvey relief with ELEVATE registration

September 4, 2017 at 5:05 pm 0 comments

Most of the airports have re-opened, and many airfreight companies, such as UPS, FedEx and DHL are resuming operations this week in Houston, the 4th largest city in the United States. But for much of the region, devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey last week, the cleanup efforts are just beginning.Read More

Airlink response to Harvey already under way

Airlink response to Harvey already under way

August 30, 2017 at 12:01 am 0 comments

It has been four days since Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast as a Category 4 storm – the largest to make landfall in Texas since 1961. As rain continues to fall on the Houston metro area through southern Louisiana today, rapid-response disaster and humanitarian relief organization Airlink is alreadyRead More

New China-Germany freighter route the next phase in HNA Group’s growth

New China-Germany freighter route the next phase in HNA Group’s growth

August 29, 2017 at 5:42 pm 0 comments

A Suparna Airlines 747-400 freighter landed at Germany’s Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) via Xi’an, China, this morning, implementing the next phase in HNA Modern Logistics Group’s global airfreight strategy. HNA Group, which owns freight-focused Suparna Airlines, finalized its purchase of the German airport earlier this month, as a lower-cost alternative toRead More

Air Partner posts strong first half as Qatar crisis buoys charter market

Air Partner posts strong first half as Qatar crisis buoys charter market

August 25, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

Rising demand for airfreight and supply chain disruption across other modes buoyed earnings for U.K.-based aircraft charter service company Air Partner. The aviation services group posted a £4 million preliminary pre-tax profit for the first half of the financial year, up 33 percent over the £3 million reported in theRead More

Atlas Air pushes into Asia Pacific with second 747 Nippon Cargo CMI deal

Atlas Air pushes into Asia Pacific with second 747 Nippon Cargo CMI deal

August 22, 2017 at 5:19 pm 0 comments

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings announced today that its Atlas Air unit has entered into a CMI agreement to operate a second 747-400 freighter for Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), with an option for additional aircraft in the future. Service is scheduled to begin in September 2017. As was the case withRead More

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