Unilode boxes up IATA’s Innovation Award at WCS [VIDEO]

After a full week of meetings and panel discussion about innovations in the air cargo arena – many of which focused on the management and tracking of unit load devices (ULDs) – IATA’s 13th World Cargo Symposium (WCS) ended with the announcement that ULD management firm, Unilode Aviation Solutions, was named the winner of this […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 18, 2019

Horizon Forum seeks the right questions to be asked in pursuit of innovation

SINGAPORE — At this year’s “Horizon: The Air Cargo Innovation Forum” workshop, held on Monday, the star of the show was, of course, ULDs. It wouldn’t be the 13th World Cargo Symposium without a major mention of ULD technology, after all (check here for a report on the IATA Innovations Award finalists). But thinking outside the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 12, 2019

Alibaba acquires 14% stake in STO Express

E-commerce giant Alibaba Group will take a 14% stake in Chinese STO Express through a US$693 million deal. The move strengthens Alibaba’s access to STO’s network, while the new surge of investment will likely help the express carrier in its aims to grow its aircraft fleet.  
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 11, 2019

Crew Recording on Doomed Amazon Jet Reflects `Loss of Control’

Recorded conversations by pilots on a cargo jet carrying packages for Amazon.com Inc. that crashed last month near Houston reveal they began losing control of the aircraft about 18 seconds before it slammed into a shallow bay, investigators said Tuesday. The communications captured on the cockpit sound recorder were “consistent with a loss of control […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • March 5, 2019

Speakers from Flexport, MAB Kargo, SF Express to take part in Cargo Facts Asia

The lineup of air cargo industry visionaries speaking at the Cargo Facts Asia 2019 conference in Shanghai has recently expanded to include George Li, group vice president of SF Express and president of SF Airlines; Neel Jones Shah, senior vice president and global head of airfreight at full-service air and ocean forwarder Flexport; and Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 26, 2019

Sudden descent of Atlas Flight 3591 still a mystery in fatal Houston crash

After a grim Sunday morning spent sifting through the wreckage of Flight 3591 in the marshes outside of Houston, crash investigators shifted their focus from search-and-rescue to recovery, as all three crewmembers on board the Atlas Air Worldwide aircraft were confirmed dead following the Saturday afternoon crash. The aircraft was nearing the end of a […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 25, 2019

Three feared dead in Amazon Air 767F crash near Houston

Three people are presumed dead today in the crash of 767-300F aircraft, operated by Atlas Air Worldwide on behalf of Amazon Air. The accident occurred at about 12:45 p.m. local time near the town of Anahuac, Texas, outside Houston, as the freighter was making a final approach to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), en route […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 23, 2019

A380 fades as Boeing celebrates the 747’s Golden Anniversary [VIDEO]

It’s been a bittersweet week for the jumbo-jet industry. Soon after Boeing celebrated the 50th anniversary of its iconic 747, Airbus announced that production of its ambitious, double-decker passenger behemoth, the A380, will be halted in 2021, due to a sharp decline in new orders. The A380’s largest customer, Emirates, said it will slash its […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 15, 2019

Flexport’s expanded HKG-ORD air service to resume after Chinese New Year

After launching its weekly Private Air Service (PAS) from Hong Kong International (HKG) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) in early January, San Francisco-based digital forwarder Flexport is getting ready to resume its service after the Chinese Lunar New Year lull. The expected return to service will be Feb. 23, according to Neel Jones Shah, Flexport’s senior […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 13, 2019

Regulators, aviation industry show new support for drone operations

Ever since the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued strict rules in 2016 for the limited operation on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the United States, the air cargo industry has waited for a loosening of the regulations as drone technology has progressed at a rapid pace. Today, the FAA may be taking its first steps […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 12, 2019

B&H inks MRO warehousing deal with Apex Aero at LHR

British aerospace logistics firm B&H Worldwide has signed a three-year warehousing deal with Apex Aero, a U.K.-based supplier of aftermarket aircraft parts. Under the deal’s terms, B&H will provide forward stocking location (FSL) services for Apex Aero at its London Heathrow (LHR) warehouse. The service will allow Apex to send Boeing and Airbus aircraft parts […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 11, 2019

Amazon tacitly admits in 10-K that integrators are now competitors

As Amazon continues its meteoric rise into the e-commerce stratosphere, the company’s relationship with the well-established integrators, like FedEx, UPS and DHL, have been relatively cordial, as Amazon has long relied on the express companies’ vast networks of last-mile options to deliver goods in a timely fashion. However, according to the latest annual Form 10-K […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 7, 2019

West Atlantic Sweden adopts CHAMP’s weight-and-balance software

West Atlantic Sweden, subsidiary carrier of West Atlantic Group, has adopted Luxembourg-based IT firm CHAMP Cargosystems’ weight and balance software to optimize its load planning, specifically for its recently purchased 767-200SF freighter (at right), which West Atlantic will operate out of Cologne, Germany (CGN). The application aims to help airlines better plan their aircraft loads, keeping […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 5, 2019

CGO welcomes Zhongzhou Airlines, serves as launching point for new freighter operations

Today, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) approved the establishment of a new Chinese cargo carrier, Zhongzhou Airlines Co., Ltd., that will be based out of Zhengzhou Airport (CGO). The airport, which also serves as Cargolux’s China hub, is gaining traction as a freighter hub in the Chinese cargo landscape.
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 1, 2019
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