Altitude Angel to become strategic data partner for new Dronecloud [VIDEO]

While unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are still awaiting the regulations that will unleash their full potential, one aviation tech firm in the United Kingdom is building the massive cloud-based data services that will be needed to control the complexity of future drone activities. The company, Altitude Angel, said today that it will become the geodata […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 24, 2019

Flying taxi startups using European technology to debut in Asia

The world’s first passenger-drone services may debut in Asia -- but the technology behind these flying taxis will be largely European. Volocopter GmbH of Germany said Thursday it will open a landing facility in Singapore later this year for trial flights, while Austria’s FACC AG is working to produce hundreds of passenger drones for Chinese partner EHang Inc.by the […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • May 23, 2019

AirBridgeCargo unveils ‘abc XL’ livery for 747F, citing growth of oversize shipments

While there have been some rumors about the coming sunset of the four-engined Boeing 747 freighter, Russian carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) said it has seen oversized cargo shipment demand for its nose-loading jumbo jets rise by 3%, year-over-year, during the first four months of 2019, to more than 11,000 tonnes. Because of this interest in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 20, 2019

Alaska Airlines brings annual Copper River salmon to ‘lower 48’ [VIDEO]

It’s a rite of passage between the icy waters of Alaska and the tarmac of Seattle’s SeaTac Airport (SEA). Every year, the adult king and sockeye salmon return to the pristine waters of Alaska’s Copper River in late spring, and Alaska Airlines prepares to fly the first load of this fresh, highly prized seafood delicacy […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 17, 2019

DHL Express, EHang launch smart drone in Guangzhou

Cargo drones may not yet be regulated enough to be unleashed into the skies of major airfreight hubs, but major integrators, such as DHL Express, have be partnering with unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturers to create increasingly intelligent, reliable and customizable drone systems when the time comes. The latest demonstration took place today in Guangzhou, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 16, 2019

Etihad Cargo adds Singapore to 777F network

Beginning today, Etihad Cargo (EY) will connect its Abu Dhabi (AUH) hub with a weekly 777F flight to Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN). Flights will depart Abu Dhabi every Thursday and will stop in Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) on the return. The new service is the latest in a recent string of network tweaks that […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 9, 2019

CNS 2019: Unilode rolling out tracking tags to collect real-time ULD data

MIAMI – In an ongoing project to make unit load devices (ULDs) more useful for the track-and-trace demands of e-commerce, Don Jacobs, chief commercial officer and managing director for Unilode’s Americas segment, said yesterday at the CNS Partnership Conference that it has begun rolling out a new Bluetooth-equipped tag to provide real-time data to mobile […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 8, 2019

Cargolux’s ‘Mimmo’ Ceci calls for increased digitalization

Last summer, Luxembourgian all-cargo carrier Cargolux made a significant internal move, bringing Domenico “Mimmo” Ceci from senior vice president of commercial planning over to executive vice president of sales and marketing, where he will be in charge of the further digitalization and automation of processes at Cargolux. With more than 30 years of experience at […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 7, 2019

New Chongqing-Addis Ababa routes to support China-Ethiopia cargo ops

Last week, Ethiopian Airlines Group, the Chongqing Municipal People’s Government Port and Logistics Office and Chongqing Airport Group signed a freight route cooperation agreement. The new routes established by this agreement will expand on China’s already growing “Belt and Road” initiative, while also supporting Ethiopian’s efforts to grow its cargo operations. 
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • May 1, 2019

Cargolux welcomes first of three incoming 747-400Fs to LUX

Last Friday, a 747-400ERF (35234) previously operated by ASL Airlines Belgium was ferried to Cargolux’s main hub in Luxembourg. Following paint and maintenance, the aircraft will be the first of three incoming freighters the carrier will add to its fleet this year. Shortly after the aircraft’s arrival, Cargolux shared photos of the aircraft on its […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 29, 2019

China Southern provides timeline, plans for cargo unit reform

Earlier this month at Cargo Facts Asia in Shanghai, Zhang Dezhi, VP Cargo for China Southern Airlines, told conference delegates that the reform process was well underway for the cargo unit of China’s largest combination carrier and that a detailed plan would be announced before the quarter’s end. Frustrated with the division’s sluggish growth rates […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 29, 2019

Lynden Air Cargo adding more cities to scheduled freighter network

Even as U.S.-based combination carriers began reporting lackluster March cargo traffic, demand for air cargo transport outside the contiguous United States remains buoyant. Yesterday, Lynden Air Cargo announced that beginning 30 April, the carrier will add twice-weekly scheduled service to St. Mary’s and Emmonak from its hub in Anchorage. For more details, please see Charles […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 25, 2019

Cargolux reports record high net profits in ’18, fleet to expand

In spite of what it called “slower economic growth in the second half of the year,” all-cargo carrier Cargolux reported US$211.2 million after-tax consolidated net profit in 2018, which was a new record for the Luxembourg-based carrier. The higher net profit represented a 73% increase from the previous year’s net income of $122.3 million, even […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 24, 2019

Google spinoff’s drone delivery business first to get FAA approval [VIDEO]

An offshoot of Alphabet Inc.’s Google has become the first drone operator to receive government approval as an airline, an important step that gives it the legal authority to begin dropping products to actual customers. The subsidiary, Wing Aviation LLC, now has the same certifications that smaller airlines receive from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • April 24, 2019
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