NASA launches ‘time-critical’ cargo to ISS in latest record-setting Antares launch [VIDEO]

Over the last 20 years, many unmanned cargo capsules have been launched to the International Space Station in low-earth orbit, but this may be the first “express” launch, using Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket. When the NG-11 Cygnus cargo spacecraft (pictured at right) lifted off yesterday afternoon, from NASA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on the Virginia coast, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 18, 2019

World’s largest aircraft completes first-ever flight

The world’s largest aircraft – measured by wingspan – took its first flight from Mojave Air and Space Port (MHV) on Saturday, departing at 6:58 a.m. PST. It achieved a maximum speed of 189 miles per hour and reached an altitude of 17,000 feet before returning 2.5 hours later.  The plane was designed by the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 15, 2019

Aeroterm to expand FedEx facilities in Miami [VIDEO]

This week, Aeroterm, a main division of North American real estate operator Realterm, announced an expansion of its agreement with Miami-Dade County. Under the agreement, an air cargo facility leased by FedEx Express at Miami International Airport (MIA) will be expanded, and the facility ground lease will be extended through 2050.  
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 12, 2019

Unilode boxes up IATA’s Innovation Award at WCS [VIDEO]

After a full week of meetings and panel discussion about innovations in the air cargo arena – many of which focused on the management and tracking of unit load devices (ULDs) – IATA’s 13th World Cargo Symposium (WCS) ended with the announcement that ULD management firm, Unilode Aviation Solutions, was named the winner of this […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 18, 2019

Airbus Skyways drone completes first shore-to-ship delivery [VIDEO]

Today, an Airbus Skyways drone loaded with 1.5 kg of cargo departed from the Marina South Pier in Singapore, and traveled a distance of 1.5 km where it landed on the ship deck of the M/V Pacific Centurion.  After transferring its payload to the shipmaster, the Skyways drone returned to shore, completing the 3 km […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 15, 2019

A380 fades as Boeing celebrates the 747’s Golden Anniversary [VIDEO]

It’s been a bittersweet week for the jumbo-jet industry. Soon after Boeing celebrated the 50th anniversary of its iconic 747, Airbus announced that production of its ambitious, double-decker passenger behemoth, the A380, will be halted in 2021, due to a sharp decline in new orders. The A380’s largest customer, Emirates, said it will slash its […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 15, 2019

DHL Global Forwarding to open humanitarian logistics hub in Dubai [VIDEO]

DHL Global Forwarding is creating a new center focused specifically on logistics for humanitarian crises around the world. The Global Competence Center for Humanitarian Logistics is to be located in Dubai, strategically positioned between Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. The facility is also in relative proximity to the already existing International Humanitarian City – a major […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 6, 2019

Lufthansa to use four new 777Fs to increase frequencies

Despite the general air of caution being felt across the airfreight industry as we enter 2019, Lufthansa Cargo is demonstrating its optimism with plans to boost airfreight capacity on its popular routes, according to a recent video. The carrier is anticipating the arrival of four 777 freighters over the course of the year; with two […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 25, 2019

JD.com completes first sanctioned drone delivery in Indonesia [VIDEO]

Beijing-based e-commerce giant JD.com is expanding its drone delivery network outside of China and into Southeast Asia. This week, the company said it completed the first government-approved delivery-drone test flight in Indonesia, which sets the stage for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivery network in the region. The test, which took place on Jan. 8, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 22, 2019

Lynden goes (way) down under to serve 7th continent [VIDEO]

It’s often impressive when a carrier or freight forwarder can say it is large enough to provide air cargo service to five or six continents across the globe. But how many can say they have flown goods to all seven? At the end of November 2018, in the long daylight hours of the Southern Hemisphere’s […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 11, 2019

JD Logistics uses robots for last-mile delivery in new smart service centers [VIDEO]

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com is forwarding an artificial intelligence (A.I.)-enabled future in logistics the launch of two “smart” delivery stations in Changsha and Hohhot, which utilize robots and facial recognition software – and cuteness, let’s admit – to complete last-mile deliveries. The golf cart-sized autonomous vehicles, complete with a front screen display that suggests cartoon […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 7, 2019

Unmanned rocket delivers cargo to International Space Station successfully [VIDEO]

Northrop Grumman’s “S.S. John Young” Antares rocket successfully completed its mission to deliver 7,400 pounds of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) over the weekend on Nov. 17, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the ISS. The Antares rocket lifted off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Wallops Island, Virginia, at […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 19, 2018

I saw a film today, oh boy: A day in the life of Finnish pharma [VIDEO]

We all know what cargo looks like being processed in an airfreight facility, but have you stopped and thought what it must be like for the cargo itself? Now this burning philosophical question has been answered, thanks to Finnair. The Finland-based carrier’s 360-degree video showing its internal airport operations is the psychedelic air cargo eye-candy you […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 16, 2018

Volga Dnepr, Bolloré transport NASA vehicle for upcoming Mars mission [VIDEO]

For the last several years, American astronauts have relied on Russian-built launch vehicles to get them to orbit. Today, the Russians – and the French – are helping in a different way to get the U.S. space program off the ground again with an impressive airlift of a spacecraft module set to reach for Mars. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 13, 2018
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