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ACAS: Running out of time to reach the finish line

ACAS: Running out of time to reach the finish line

October 31, 2016 at 5:22 pm 0 comments

Brandon Fried is the executive director of the U.S. Airforwarders Association. Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to four terms as President of the United States, but he never got the chance to see the finish line of his last administration – or glimpse his true legacy. While his untimely deathRead More

Montreal aviation CO2 deal meets signatory-state resistance, NGO criticism

Montreal aviation CO2 deal meets signatory-state resistance, NGO criticism

October 7, 2016 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

Government, industry and civil society representatives at this year’s 39th International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) assembly agreed to recommend adoption of a measure to control carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, despite resistance from developing economies, such as China, which expressed concern that the deal would stifle development. Other countries – includingRead More

A practical solution to an impractical screening problem

A practical solution to an impractical screening problem

October 5, 2016 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

Brandon Fried is the executive director of the U.S. Airforwarders Association. When it comes to the screening and inspection of cargo, U.S.-based airfreight forwarders have become experts on the topic and its challenges. Physically screening 100 percent of air cargo on passenger flights to and from all U.S. airports hasRead More

Swan song for the first jumbo jet?

Swan song for the first jumbo jet?

September 5, 2016 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

Brandon Fried is the executive director of the U.S. Airforwarders Association. In remembrance of the late Boeing engineer Joe Sutter, the “Father of the 747,” who passed away last week, columnist Brandon Fried shares his memories of the first time he spotted the world’s first jumbo jet, as a child,Read More

RIP Joe Sutter — Father of the 747

RIP Joe Sutter — Father of the 747

September 1, 2016 at 10:14 pm 0 comments

Joe Sutter, “the father of the 747” died on August 30, 2016. He was the lead engineer and project manager for the development of the original 747 in the late 1960s. David Harris of our sister publication Cargo Facts covers the remarks by Ray Conner, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes thoughtsRead More

Signs of post-Brexit turbulence ahead for U.K. airfreight

Signs of post-Brexit turbulence ahead for U.K. airfreight

June 27, 2016 at 12:01 am 0 comments

Shortly after the last votes were counted last Thursday, favoring the U.K.’s exit from the European Union by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent, a slew of graphs appeared online parsing out the nuances of the complicated event. Examined in conjunction, the numbers uncovered some startling trends –Read More

British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia have applied for antitrust immunity in order to operate a joint business on transatlantic flights.

Uncertainty prevails in air cargo following Brexit vote

June 24, 2016 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

The medium- to long-term impact of the historic “Brexit” vote held yesterday is still unclear, with industry insiders confident that little will change in the immediate future. As the news of the U.K.’s referendum on leaving the EU came in late on Thursday night, British and European trade groups underlinedRead More

No one-size-fits-all solutions for e-commerce

No one-size-fits-all solutions for e-commerce

June 8, 2016 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

The ritual of buying a sturdy pair of new dress shoes recently reminded me of those trips to the shoe store during my childhood. Such excursions had the distinct purpose of making an investment that could last into the next year or shoe size, whichever came first. Those visits wereRead More