Could Amazon be headed… to the Amazon?

For many years, the country of Brazil has been a conundrum. With more than 200 million people, this South American country has been blessed with enormous natural resources and the 8th-largest gross domestic product in the world (nearly US$3.4 trillion), yet has been rocked by continuous political scandals, military coups and corruption that have prevented […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 20, 2018

Volga-Dnepr to exit An-124 NATO charter agreement

In another sign of rising tensions between Russia and the West, Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group is withdrawing from the Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS) agreement, under which Volga-Dnepr and Ukraine’s Antonov Group provide charter service for certain NATO and European Union countries aboard An-124 aircraft. Under the SALIS charter agreement, Volga-Dnepr and Antonov have provided six […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 18, 2018

Registration now open for Cargo Facts Symposium in San Diego

The wait is finally over!  Registration for the 24th annual Cargo Facts Symposium, to be held Oct.10-12 at its new location, in the Omni San Diego, is now open. Run by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, the Symposium is the premier aviation event of the year. Continuing the success of previous years, the 2018 conference will […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 10, 2018

In Safe Hands: A behind-the-scenes look at cargo security audits

Elad Gadot doesn’t smoke, but he stood drinking coffee from a paper cup outside the security corridor – the last place for warehouse workers to grab a smoke before heading back inside. All around him, old ladies were doing booming business hawking cigarettes and drinks to the workers at Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 9, 2018

75th Anniversary: Back to the age of flying cars – sort of

Generations of futurists have promised us the concept of the “flying car” for decades, all to no avail. But in 1954, when the car was king, we came pretty close, at the dawn of the Jet Age. It’s only natural that the air cargo industry would merge aviation with the ultimate symbol of American independence. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 6, 2018

Airlink positioning for ‘new heights’ with Smith named CEO

The Board of Trustees for the humanitarian aid group Airlink said this week that they are marking the “next chapter” of their organization by naming Steven J. Smith (left) as their new president and CEO and adding Jon Sharp (below), president and CEO of Engine Lease Finance (ELF), to its 15-member Board of Trustees. According to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 5, 2018

FedEx rolls out ‘Purple Runway’ training program in face of pilot shortage

Yesterday, a new development was made in the ongoing pilot shortage saga, as FedEx announced a new training program, named Purple Runway, which will recruit pilots in training from universities and aviation colleges. The move was made to ensure the carrier’s continued leading status in a market in which qualified pilots are increasingly scarce. You […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 3, 2018

In Safe Hands: Some quick safety audit definitions

ACC3 – stands for “Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union from a Third Country Airport.” This designation is required in order for these carriers to fly cargo into or through the European Union. ACC3 ensures that companies are complying with terror-related security procedures. There’s a lot of overlap between cargo theft and […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 2, 2018

Top 10 things overheard in Dallas at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium

IATA’s World Cargo Symposium 2018 is now history, but between the 13 separate, concurrent tracks and all the networking that was done by more than 1,100 delegates in Dallas a couple weeks ago, chances are there were several words of wisdom you may have missed, even if you had attended every day. As a refresher […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 28, 2018

Grounded aircraft gets new engine in two days in Okinawa AOG shipment

Freight forwarders AGX and Knot Global Japan teamed up in handling an aircraft on the ground (AOG) logistics shipment that sent a passenger plane back into the air within two days of an engine malfunction. On Feb. 27, a commercial passenger aircraft carrying 379 passengers made an emergency landing at Naha Airport (OKA) in Okinawa […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 23, 2018

WCS 2018: An inside look at Southwest Cargo

DALLAS — As a last stop in Dallas following this week’s World Cargo Symposium, the Air Cargo World team received a tour of locally-based Southwest Airlines’ cargo operations at Dallas Love Field (DAL). The carrier is scheduled to launch its new Southwest Cargo Suite (SCS) on March 25, which will allow it to begin international cargo service between […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 16, 2018

Boeing shows off its own heavy-lift Mars rocket [VIDEO]

Last month, when Elon Musk launched the Falcon Heavy rocket, carrying his own Tesla roadster, it was a great moment for not just space exploration, but also for private enterprise and the advancement of the cargo industry. The spotlight was all on Musk and his amazing vision — but the spotlight is not his forever. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 2, 2018

Air Charter Service’s cargo charters soar in 2017

The increased demand for airfreight services in 2017 appears to have translated into bolstered demand for cargo charters. U.K.-based charter broker, Air Charter Service (ACS), reported revenues of U.S. $677million for its fiscal year 2017 that ended on Jan. 31, a 39 percent year-over-year increase over 2016.  Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 22, 2018

New DHL Express hub in Brussels to quadruple regional capacity

DHL Express opened its 36,500-square-meter Brussels hub today, quadrupling the integrator’s capacity for the region. The €140 million facility features automated sorting technology that allows later pick-up times, greater flexibility and higher reliability for Belgian shippers. Capable of handling 42,000 shipments per hour, the Brussels hub is one of the largest facilities in DHL Express’ […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 22, 2018
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