HangarLabs named ‘Official Accelerator Partner’ at Cargo Facts EMEA

HangarLabs, an Israel-based aerospace accelerator operated by maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company BEDEK, has been named the Official Accelerator Partner for the upcoming Cargo Facts EMEA event on Feb. 4-6, 2019, at The Westin Grand Frankfurt. The event, presented by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, will feature a session of startup demos, where logistics-focused […]

IAI restructuring to combine aviation groups before CEO steps down

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will combine four of its business lines to establish a single aviation group for all its related businesses, as proposed by IAI’s president and CEO, Joseph Weiss. Weiss, who has led IAI in his current positions for six years, also announced his retirement once a new CEO is appointed. IAI’s new […]

Alaska Air Cargo begins commercial service of first freighter-converted 737-700

Alaska Air Cargo began commercial service yesterday with its first 737-700 freighter. This is particularly noteworthy because the freighter is the first 737 NG aircraft – either -700 or -800 – to undergo conversion from passenger to freighter configuration. On Tuesday, the freighter departed Seattle for Alaska, where it will begin scheduled service from the […]

Kalitta to diversify with 767 freighters

Kalitta Air relies on a fleet of 747 freighters for the long-haul flights it is known for, carrying large payloads, including heavy machinery, delicate medical equipment, perishable foods and even livestock. So what’s with the 767s the cargo carrier is now purchasing? 767s may be the go-to freighters for the integrators, but they’re rare in […]

Alaska to phase out combi aircraft

Since 2007 five combi 737-400s have been moving passengers and cargo for Alaska Airlines. These combi aircraft have space for 72 passengers in the back half of the aircraft, while carrying 6,000 pounds of cargo, often seafood, in the front. The aircraft fly in the vast state of Alaska, and to Seattle in the lower-48 […]