Emirates reaches 1M ULD milestone in DXB-DWC trans-shipment service [VIDEO]

Since the opening of the Dubai World Central (DWC) airport in 2014, the United Arab Emirates’ aviation authority decided to shift all freighter flights from the older Dubai International Airport (DXB) to the new, larger DWC. To ensure that the substantial amount of belly freight from passenger planes still landing at DXB could be transferred […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 12, 2018

Antonov Airlines, Chapman Freeborn move 85-tonne oil-capping stack

Antonov Airlines and United Kingdom-based charter service Chapman Freeborn teamed up to successfully move a capping stack – an 85-tonne piece of equipment used in the event of an oil spill – in a single trip by air for the first time. The trip was made on behalf of Chapman Freeborn’s client, Oil Spill Response […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 10, 2018

Flytrex drone service tees off at U.S. golf course [VIDEO]

Carrying an order of burgers and fries to hungry golfers is not exactly the same as landing a loaded FedEx freighter. But for drone logistics company Flytrex, it’s another milestone in the advancement in last-mile delivery, despite the severe regulatory restrictions still in place. In partnership with unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) firm, EASE Drones, Flytrex today […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 5, 2018

Amazon Air confirms 767 delivery schedule for 2018

SEATTLE – Today, at a special media event, Amazon Air confirmed the service-entry schedule for the remaining freighter-converted 767 freighters it has contracted New York-based Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) and Ohio-based Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) to operate on its behalf. Next week, Atlas Air will put three more aircraft into service for Amazon, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 4, 2018

Keeping Track & Trace: High-tech tools bring supply-chain transparency

For cargo shipments, it may seem like keeping track of them in real time or tracing their journey, back to their origins, would be a simple proposition. We’ve had radio-frequency identification (RFID) and global positioning satellite (GPS) technology for decades, yet the tiny space within the fuselage of a freighter or the apron of a […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 4, 2018

Ethiopian launches first African freighter service to Miami

Yesterday, Ethiopian Airlines launched the first of two weekly freighter flights between Addis Ababa and Miami creating the first-ever cargo-only route between the African continent and Miami International Airport (MIA). The scheduled flights will operate on a route that includes intermediate stops in Spain, Colombia and Belgium, and all flights will employ 777-200LRF freighter aircraft. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 30, 2018

Nepal Airlines chooses Unilode for ULD service on new A330-200s

Nepal Airlines has signed a five-year agreement with Unilode Aviation Solutions for the supply and management of unit load devices (ULDs) for its two new A330-200 aircraft. The airline said it chose Unilode, in part, due to its ability to pool airlines’ ULDs together, “based on their respective monthly stock allocation,”  which the company describes […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 27, 2018

United Technologies buys analytics firm Predikto

Many companies in the airfreight world are trying to figure out a way to incorporate predictive software into their operations. While most of these plans are only in their early conceptual stages, there may be some movement soon in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market with the purchase of startup Predikto buy United Technologies […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 21, 2018

ABC transports its 500th aircraft engine in 2018 [VIDEO]

In only the eighth month of the year, Russia-based AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has transported its 500th aircraft engine in 2018. The milestone, which has been reached earlier in the year than ever before at ABC, represents a 50 percent, year-over-year, increase in the carrier’s jet-engine transport traffic. Vasily Zhukov, global director of heavy and outsized […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 21, 2018

NCA outlines improvement plan for resuming operations

On 17 August, Nippon Cargo Airlines submitted an improvement plan to Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT) that centers around “revising the flight scale to match the size of the staff” and according to a statement released by the carrier’s parent NYK Group, will include consolidating the fleet and maintenance operations to […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 20, 2018

75th Anniversary Snapshot: Redefining fast – the evolution of express

For most of the early decades of Air Transportation magazine, the venerable periodical that eventually became Air Cargo World, the articles were about ever-larger, ever-faster aircraft that were capable of hauling enormous loads across the planet. While speed was always a selling point, much of the industry was trying to prove that it could compete […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 13, 2018

The Malay Connection: Is Kuala Lumpur the next e-commerce gateway to China?

At an abandoned house on the outskirts of Georgetown in the Malaysian State of Penang, a man and his wife stand crouched over a box of seemingly random electronic components. Inside the carton is a set of specialized audio “tweeters” the pair plans to install throughout their dilapidated ancestral home in hopes of attracting a […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 7, 2018

Antonov completes longest sequence of An-225 flights on record

Ukraine-based Antonov Airlines has completed the delivery of 12 heat-recovery steam generator modules – weighing 160 tonnes per unit – from Iquique Airport (IQQ) in Chile to Chimore Airport (CCA) in Bolivia for client Hansa Meyer Global Transport. And what aircraft was used in such a gargantuan project? Why, the largest aircraft in the world, of course […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 30, 2018

Farnborough Airshow order recap

Both Airbus and Boeing fared well at this year’s Farnborough Airshow, with Boeing announcing 673 orders and commitments during the show, and Airbus announcing 93 firm orders and 338 MoUs during last week’s show. For an in-depth look at orders by customer, and aircraft type,  here’s an analysis from our sister publication, Cargo Facts:  Farnborough 2018: widebody […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 26, 2018
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