Boeing CEO, removed as chairman, near last chance on 737 MAX

(Bloomberg) – The clock is ticking ever more loudly for Boeing Co. Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg as the grounding of the 737 MAX hits the seven-month mark. The board removed him as chairman Oct. 11 after the close of the workweek, saying the change would enable Muilenburg to focus on returning Boeing’s best-selling jet […]

Volga-Dnepr gets US approval for 777X engine charters

Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Airlines received an emergency exemption from the U.S. Department of Transportation for up to three AN-124-100 freighter charter flights between Columbus Rickenbacker Airport (LCK) and Everett (PAE), Seattle (SEA) or Spokane (GEG), in support of Boeing’s 777X production. The charters, which began yesterday with a flight between LCK and PAE and may continue […]

Atlas Air chief Flynn retires, with Dietrich to take the helm in 2020 

President and Chief Executive Officer William Flynn at Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings will step back to chairman of the board at the end of this year, Atlas announced today. The current EVP and Chief Operating Officer at Atlas, John Dietrich, is set to take Flynn’s place as president effective immediately. He’ll also take over as CEO when Flynn […]

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 […]

Boeing refines large-cargo drone, commences outdoor tests

After a number of adjustments to the initial design of Boeing’s 227-kilogram capacity cargo drone, Boeing has commenced outdoor testing in environments that more closely mimic real-world conditions. The refreshed drone left the confines of the lab where it was developed and completed a series of outdoor maneuvers such as take-off, hovering, forward flying and […]

Grounded MAX provides temporary cargo capacity boost on some routes

Following two crashes of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 within five months of one another, the aircraft has been grounded globally. While the development is bad optics for Boeing, as carriers race to replace grounded aircraft, the impact on cargo capacity is varied and could temporarily boost available capacity on some routes. Following the crash of […]

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 […]

CFS 2018: Adding a new freighter platform: how hard is it? [VIDEO]

Did you miss Cargo Facts Symposium 2018? Watch one of our favorite moments: Bob Convey, senior VP of sales, and marketing at AEI and Peter Koster, business development director of Vallair answer the question: “How hard is it to make the switch from operating Boeing aircraft to Airbus aircraft?” during Panel 6, Big doors, new […]

TACF 2018: Boeing says global freight demand will double by 2037

TORONTO – In a report released here yesterday at the TIACA Air Cargo Forum, Boeing said it expects the global demand for airfreight will double over the next two decades, averaging about 4.2 percent annual growth over that period – a figure that brings the market closer to its pre-recession average of 5 percent growth […]

Farnborough Airshow order recap

Both Airbus and Boeing fared well at this year’s Farnborough Airshow, with Boeing announcing 673 orders and commitments during the show, and Airbus announcing 93 firm orders and 338 MoUs during last week’s show. For an in-depth look at orders by customer, and aircraft type,  here’s an analysis from our sister publication, Cargo Facts:  Farnborough 2018: widebody […]

Boeing shows off its own heavy-lift Mars rocket [VIDEO]

Last month, when Elon Musk launched the Falcon Heavy rocket, carrying his own Tesla roadster, it was a great moment for not just space exploration, but also for private enterprise and the advancement of the cargo industry. The spotlight was all on Musk and his amazing vision — but the spotlight is not his forever. […]

Boeing’s cargo UAV a shot in the arm for drone delivery market [VIDEO]

A working prototype cargo drone unveiled today by Boeing marks the entry of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer into the unmanned electric air cargo air vehicle space. While analysts have predicted for some time now that drones are on course to transform the logistics sector, Boeing’s additional aerospace muscle represents a seismic shakeup of the […]

Turkish Airlines orders 3 more 777 freighters from Boeing

Turkish Airlines ordered three additional 777 freighters from Boeing, only weeks after the carrier took delivery of its first two 777Fs last month – suggesting that chief cargo officer Turhan Ozen is serious about expanding the carrier’s cargo business and ranking among the top five cargo players globally by 2023. "These freighter orders will surely […]
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