Sudden descent of Atlas Flight 3591 still a mystery in fatal Houston crash

After a grim Sunday morning spent sifting through the wreckage of Flight 3591 in the marshes outside of Houston, crash investigators shifted their focus from search-and-rescue to recovery, as all three crewmembers on board the Atlas Air Worldwide aircraft were confirmed dead following the Saturday afternoon crash. The aircraft was nearing the end of a […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 25, 2019

Three feared dead in Amazon Air 767F crash near Houston

Three people are presumed dead today in the crash of 767-300F aircraft, operated by Atlas Air Worldwide on behalf of Amazon Air. The accident occurred at about 12:45 p.m. local time near the town of Anahuac, Texas, outside Houston, as the freighter was making a final approach to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), en route […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 23, 2019

The Ace of Amazon Air: Sarah Rhoads is the Air Cargo Executive of the Year

The flight deck of the U.S.S. Nimitz aircraft carrier measures a little more than 2.5 hectares. That may seem like a vast area to a person standing on the deck, but from the vantage point of a fighter aircraft, approaching at about 135 knots, the landing strip can look like a mere speck on an […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 3, 2018

The Ace of Amazon Air: Sarah Rhoads

Actions rather than words Since its humble beginning in 1994, nearly a quarter-century ago, Amazon has been reluctant to give up its secrets or comment on its future ambitions. The same is true for Amazon Air, which was founded in 2016 as the e-tailer’s air delivery arm. Strolling inside the other-worldly, triple-lobed glass-and-steel domes called […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 25, 2018

Top 10 Air Cargo World stories of 2017

We at Air Cargo World thank you for your loyal readership during this surprisingly busy 2017 and wish you continued success in the coming new year. But before we turn the calendar to 2018, we thought we’d take one last look back at this year – our 75th continuous year in publishing – and find […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 29, 2017

Flexport prepares first charter flight with Atlas

It’s been only two and a half years since Flexport began operations as an online forwarder, but they have already reached a major milestone by chartering a 747 freighter flight from Hong Kong (HKG) to Los Angeles (LAX). Since we are in mid-November, Flexport is also getting a taste of life for forwarders at peak […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 17, 2017

CFS: Dwindling 767 conversion feedstock could mean Airbus conversions for Atlas Air

MIAMI — With the feedstock for 767 freighter conversions dwindling, Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW) CEO and president Bill Flynn said the carrier is looking to Airbus’ A330-300 to pick up the slack. “At some point we simply run out of 767 candidates for conversion,” Flynn told the audience here at this year’s Cargo Facts Symposium. […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 3, 2017

Atlas takes pilots to court over ‘intentional work slowdown’

Labor relations between Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) and Teamsters Local Union No. 1224 (IBT), which represents the airline’s pilots, took a nosedive on Monday, with AAWW announcing that it was seeking a preliminary injunction to require its pilots to “stop the illegal and intentional work slowdown and service interruptions they are causing.” In its […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 27, 2017

Market conditions and e-commerce boost Atlas Air earnings

E-commerce traffic shows no signs of abating, and Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW) is well positioned to provide the requisite airlift, company President and CEO William Flynn told investors during the company’s Second-Quarter 2017 Results call. Atlas posted an adjusted income from continuing operations of US$29.1 million. “Earnings growth in the second quarter reflected a 17 […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 2, 2017