Delta 777 fuel dump over LA playground injures at least 60

At least 60 people received medical treatment from fire crews after a Shanghai-bound Delta Air Lines flight Delta dumped jet fuel over Cudahy and South Los Angeles school playgrounds, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. An initial report that 26 people received treatment was raised to 60 people after an initial response of […]

Atlas Air to operate 747F for El Al between Liege and Tel Aviv

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ Atlas Air subsidiary will operate a 747-400 freighter for El Al Israel Airlines under a new leasing agreement beginning this month. The freighter will add capacity on “significant routes” for El Al, and particularly on the route between Belgium’s Liege Airport (LGG) and Tel Aviv (TLV), according to a statement from […]

Boeing ousts CEO Dennis Muilenburg over 737 MAX crisis

(Bloomberg) — Dennis Muilenburg was ousted as chief executive officer of Boeing Co., a once-unthinkable turning point for a U.S. industrial champion engulfed in turmoil after two deadly crashes of its top-selling 737 MAX jetliner. David Calhoun, a General Electric Co. veteran who had served as chairman since October, will replace Muilenburg as CEO and […]

Boeing pauses 737 MAX production in effort to slow cash burn

(Bloomberg) –Boeing Co. will halt production of the grounded 737 MAX in January, a move that will deepen the crisis engulfing the planemaker, complicate its eventual recovery and ripple through the U.S. economy. Employees at the Seattle-area factory where the MAX is built will continue 737-related work or be temporarily reassigned to other programs, the […]

Alaska Air Cargo grounds 737-700F fleet, tightening intra-Alaska capacity

On the heels of Australian carrier Qantas Airways grounding its fleet of 737-300 freighters, as reported Wednesday by our sister publication Cargo Facts, Seattle-based Alaska Air Cargo has grounded its own fleet of three 737-700 freighters for the same issue—an “apparent irregularity” in the rigid barrier system of some Israel Aerospace Industries converted freighters. Alaska […]

Consultant Insight: Could drones rescue the ailing air cargo industry?

It seems hardly a week goes by without news of another drone delivery trial. While these stories are fascinating, they are also polarizing, often pitting analysts against one another in terms of the viability of drones in last-mile deliveries. A recent Wall Street Journal commentary by Matthias Winkenbach, director of the Megacity Logistics Lab at […]

Despite trouble at pax airline, Hong Kong Air Cargo carrying on business as usual

While HNA Group affiliate Hong Kong Airlines is running into serious financial difficulties and is teetering on the verge of collapse, its dedicated airfreight subsidiary, Hong Kong Air Cargo, appears to be conducting business as usual. Hong Kong Air Cargo’s five A330-200Fs are currently all flying, operating services between Hong Kong (HKG) and destinations such […]

Qatar Airways to grow South American freighter network

Doha-based Qatar Airways Cargo is adding scheduled 777F flights to destinations in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru beginning on Jan. 16, 2020, the carrier announced this week. The planned network expansion follows the delivery last week of the carrier’s twenty-first 777F from Boeing. Although QR Cargo already has stations at each of the four South […]

Will Boeing soon bid farewell to 747 production?

Boeing’s 747 aircraft was the first widebody aircraft ever produced and has been in production for about 50 years, but with the recent parting out of the factory producing the jet’s fuselage sections, the tale of the Queen of the Skies may soon be coming to an end. As our sister publication Cargo Facts reported […]

Nippon Cargo Airlines reorganizes freighter ops

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) announced changes to its winter freighter schedules beginning Oct. 27, and affecting operations in North America, Asia and Europe. The changes in NCA’s North American operations include an upgauge in some of the carrier’s flights in Los Angeles (LAX). Atlas Air operates for NCA into LAX under CMI agreements using NCA’s […]

Volga-Dnepr cuts staff, reduces An-124 fleet

This year’s challenging trade environment and the subsequent decline in air cargo transportation demand has had a major impact on Russian airline Volga-Dnepr Airlines, which along with AirBridgeCargo and Atran, falls under the Volga-Dnepr Group umbrella. Russian Aviation Insider reported on Wednesday that in response to the difficult market, Volga-Dnepr Airlines was forced to make […]

WestJet upgrades London-Toronto route to 787

Beginning Thursday, Calgary-based airline WestJet has upgauged the aircraft used on its service between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) from the 767 to the 787-9. While the carrier could not provide specific data regarding cargo demand on the route, a spokesperson told Air Cargo World, “With this additional capacity, we […]

UPS leans into delivery drone application ahead of 3Q earnings

Ahead of the release of its third-quarter results today, UPS announced a slew of new projects and technology offerings, including several new delivery drone projects for the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Several of the announcements relate to UPS’ technology subsidiary, UPS Flight Forward (UPS FF). First is a new agreement between UPS FF and CVS […]
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