U.S. House committee considers bill to fund FAA during shutdowns

Today, the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing to discuss H.R. 1108, the proposed “Aviation Funding Stability Act of 2019” that would fund the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the event of a partial government shutdown like the one ended late last month. The hearing examined how the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • 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

dnata furthers investment in freight forwarding

Today, dnata furthered its investment in freight forwarding by purchasing stake in two companies – a 50 percent stake in Dubai Express, Freightworks LLC and a 25.5 percent stake in France-based Bolloré Logistics LLC, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from UAE-based Kanoo Group LLC. As a result of the transaction, dnata is now the sole owner […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 6, 2019

TSA approves of canine security group for air cargo screening

After several months’ work with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a U.S.-based security group called the Cargo Screening K9 Alliance (CSK9), said on Feb. 1 that it has been approved by the federal government to begin using trained dogs to provide screening services at airline and freight forwarder facilities nationwide. The green light from TSA came […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 4, 2019

LaGuardia Airport suffers delays on day 35 of U.S. government shutdown

This morning, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ushered in the 35th day of the partial government shutdown by temporarily restricting flights this morning into and out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA), due to air traffic controller shortages, causing a cascade of passenger flight delays at other air hubs in the Eastern United States and […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 25, 2019

Six startups named in Cargo Facts EMEA’s inaugural DEMOvation Challenge

Cargo Facts EMEA 2019, the new conference being launched by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, in Frankfurt, Feb. 4-6,  has released the names of six innovative startups chosen to provide live demonstrations of their products and services in the first-ever DEMOvation Challenge. These aviation- and logistics-focused startups were hand selected by the editorial team at […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 24, 2019

CHAMP, Icelandair participate in pilot for Canadian cargo screening

The Luxembourg-based IT firm CHAMP Cargosystems, which has been gaining traction in the digital freight-booking realm, is participating in a government initiative in Canada to share screening data for improved security. The IT company and Icelandair Cargo teamed up for Transport Canada’s Pre-Load Air Cargo Targeting (PACT) pilot, which is equivalent to the Air Cargo Advanced Screening […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 24, 2019

Virgin Atlantic, Delta Cargo to move into dnata City East at LHR

Today, U.K.-based Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Atlanta-based Delta Cargo announced that both of the carriers, as part of their joint venture, will move into a new cargo facility housed within the dnata City East building at London Heathrow (LHR). The move into the facility, which will include modern technology and double the carriers’ space for […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 17, 2019

Air cargo supply chain disruptions expected if U.S. shutdown persists

The current United States federal government shutdown is already the longest in history with no clear end in sight, and industry associations and participants are concerned that aviation and airfreight will suffer in the short- and long-term if it is not resolved soon. Our sister site Cargo Facts reported some of those concerns related to […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 17, 2019

Tigers Australia adds cargo screening tech ahead of heightened security standards

The Australian arm of Hong Kong-based supply chain company Tigers is adding new X-ray equipment and other cargo screening technology at its Perth facility ahead of new cargo export screening legislation set to go into effect on March 1. Under the new legislation, outbound international air cargo must be examined at piece-level by a Regulated […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 17, 2019

Shipco Airfreight launches K9 cargo screening service

Today, New Jersey-based Shipco Airfreight, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Denmark-based shipping and transportation company Scan-Group, announced its addition of canine screening service for air cargo. The development follows the TSA’s launch of canine screening for air cargo at the end of last year, which was previously leveraged only for passenger and luggage screening. Shipco will […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 15, 2019

Union-backed security strikes at German airports disrupt cargo ops

Following strikes at Berlin’s Tegel (TXL) and Schönefeld (SXF) airports on Jan. 7, more German union-backed strikes took place yesterday, Jan. 10, at Cologne (CGN), Dusseldorf (DUS) and Stuttgart (STR) airports. About 600 flights at the three airports were cancelled yesterday, according to FlightStats. Germany’s largest trade union, Verdi, is in continued negotiations with the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 11, 2019

CargoX startup launches open, blockchain-based platform

Today, Slovenia-based logistics startup, CargoX, launched its new blockchain-based platform. The company says its platform is the first open, neutral and accessible system in the shipping industry. While the startup platform is aimed at trucking and maritime interests, there is potential for future application down the road for airports and airfreight. According to CargoX, the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 14, 2018

SkyLease freighter skids off runway in Halifax, injuring 4 [VIDEO]

A 747-400 freighter, operated by Miami-based SkyLease Cargo, skidded off the runway while landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) in the early morning hours of Nov. 7. The four crewmembers aboard the widebody all suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital and are expected to recover. The aircraft (N908AR) came to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 7, 2018
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