Aircraft

NEW-LDs: Thinking inside (and outside) the box

NEW-LDs: Thinking inside (and outside) the box

April 6, 2017 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

Before a freighter pushes back from the apron, and the pilots go through the checklist of the critical systems and equipment on the aircraft, might it seem unusual to only check the sensors on three of the four engines? Or maybe test the flaps and rudder, but not the horizontalRead More

Where have all the pilots gone? How a looming shortage may curtail e-commerce

Where have all the pilots gone? How a looming shortage may curtail e-commerce

April 5, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Bug smashers, nearjets, flippers, junkstreams. To most pilots, these names conjure memories of their first jobs in the business, flying small aircraft for regional carriers, often carrying cargo. “It’s real flying, the sort that puts hair on your chest,” a seasoned American pilot named Dover explained. “There’s nothing glamorous aboutRead More

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Pharma drives AA launch of daily widebody San Juan-Philly service

April 5, 2017 at 4:36 pm 0 comments

In a quest for more pharma traffic, American Airlines launched daily, nonstop widebody service between San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín Airport (SJU) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The service adds capacity between Puerto Rico-based pharmaceutical manufacturing, representing 12 of the world’s top 20 pharma companies, and American Airlines Cargo’s dedicatedRead More

Qatar Cargo launches direct freighter service to Cambodia

Qatar Cargo launches direct freighter service to Cambodia

April 3, 2017 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

Qatar Airways Cargo began freighter service to Phnom Penh today, focusing mostly on Cambodia’s garments business, which accounts for about 80 percent of the country’s exports. The weekly service, operating on the Doha–Phnom Penh–Doha route, will offer more than 60 tonnes of cargo capacity each way aboard one of theRead More

Used rocket available for cargo delivery, low mileage, call SpaceX [VIDEO]

Used rocket available for cargo delivery, low mileage, call SpaceX [VIDEO]

March 31, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

It’s usually a good idea to use the “buyer beware” rule when shopping for used equipment. But in the case of Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon 9 system, a “used” rocket is the main selling point for the viability of the space cargo business plan. Yesterday, SpaceX successfully launched the SES-10Read More

UPS launches Lithuania service, doubling capacity, adding production time

UPS launches Lithuania service, doubling capacity, adding production time

March 31, 2017 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

UPS announced a new direct flight from Kaunas, Lithuania, to its European air hub in Cologne, Germany.  The flight allows UPS to offer later collection times for export shipments from the country, while also adding capacity. “UPS can now offer companies in Lithuania up to three additional hours of productionRead More

Virgin Atlantic, VAA 787-9 air-to-air visualization design

Volumes rise for Virgin Atlantic Cargo in ‘challenging’ 2016

March 31, 2017 at 5:01 pm 0 comments

Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s volumes rose 1.8 percent in what the carrier called a “challenging market environment.” Overall, the airline carried 218,000 tonnes of cargo across its international network for the calendar year. A strong second half of the year and high peak-season demand helped boost volumes, although John Lloyd, seniorRead More

Natilus releases pictures of near-complete cargo drone prototype

Natilus releases pictures of near-complete cargo drone prototype

March 30, 2017 at 4:39 pm 0 comments

Cargo delivery drone startup Natilus has released pictures of a prototype vehicle that the company hopes will eventually conduct 30-hour test runs, carrying up to 315 kilograms of cargo, between Los Angeles and Hawaii. “Seeing is believing, especially for the freight world,” said CEO Aleksey Matyushev. “There’s a lot ofRead More