Boeing ousts CEO Dennis Muilenburg over 737 MAX crisis

(Bloomberg) — Dennis Muilenburg was ousted as chief executive officer of Boeing Co., a once-unthinkable turning point for a U.S. industrial champion engulfed in turmoil after two deadly crashes of its top-selling 737 MAX jetliner. David Calhoun, a General Electric Co. veteran who had served as chairman since October, will replace Muilenburg as CEO and […]

Boeing pauses 737 MAX production in effort to slow cash burn

(Bloomberg) –Boeing Co. will halt production of the grounded 737 MAX in January, a move that will deepen the crisis engulfing the planemaker, complicate its eventual recovery and ripple through the U.S. economy. Employees at the Seattle-area factory where the MAX is built will continue 737-related work or be temporarily reassigned to other programs, the […]

Consultant Insight: Could drones rescue the ailing air cargo industry?

It seems hardly a week goes by without news of another drone delivery trial. While these stories are fascinating, they are also polarizing, often pitting analysts against one another in terms of the viability of drones in last-mile deliveries. A recent Wall Street Journal commentary by Matthias Winkenbach, director of the Megacity Logistics Lab at […]

Will Boeing soon bid farewell to 747 production?

Boeing’s 747 aircraft was the first widebody aircraft ever produced and has been in production for about 50 years, but with the recent parting out of the factory producing the jet’s fuselage sections, the tale of the Queen of the Skies may soon be coming to an end. As our sister publication Cargo Facts reported […]

ANA Cargo launches 777F flight to Chicago

Japan-based ANA Cargo today commenced long-haul freighter operations with its own 777F aircraft. The carrier deployed its second of two 777Fs (65757) for the first flight on the new route between Tokyo (NRT) and Chicago (ORD). ANA Cargo told Air Cargo World that today’s inaugural flight carried approximately 80 tonnes of freight, consisting mainly of […]

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 […]
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