CFS 2019: ATSG expects strong e-commerce, domestic express demand in 2020

SAN DIEGO – On the sidelines of Cargo Facts Symposium 2019, Chelsea Toczauer, associate editor, Cargo Facts, sat down with Rich Corrado, president, ATSG to discuss growth prospects for the U.S. domestic express fleet, and his reflections on Cargo Facts Symposium 2019. Despite softening demand for international long-haul transportation, Corrado expects robust demand from domestic express and e-commerce to […]

CFS 2019: Delta investment, e-commerce to create opportunities for LATAM Cargo

SAN DIEGO – Despite a weak air cargo market in 2019, Santiago-headquartered LATAM Cargo is optimistic about the long-term prospects for airfreight in Latin America. E-commerce, both domestic and cross-border, will be a major driver for trade requiring expedited transportation, Andres Bianchi, CEO, LATAM Cargo, told Chelsea Toczauer, associate editor, Air Cargo World, on the […]

UAVs to become an integral part of SF Express’ nationwide delivery network by 2022

Drones are finally becoming an accepted part of last-mile deliveries in the U.S., thanks to the Federal Aviation Administration stepping up and establishing guidelines and requirements. Earlier this year, UPS, in partnership with Matternet and WakeMed with oversight by the FAA and North Carolina Department of Transportation, began utilizing drone transport as an option for […]

AeroMexico Cargo seeks CEIV Pharma, Fresh certifications

AeroMéxico Cargo plans to pursue IATA’s CEIV Pharma and Fresh certifications for pharmaceutical and perishable shipments, Getulio Centanaro, VP Americas, AeroMéxico Cargo, said. Although Centanaro did not provide a timeline for the certifications, he said that heightened customer requirements have led the carrier to “to improve and want to create a different experience where we […]

Speakers from AeroMexico Cargo, Pratt & Whitney to speak at Cargo Facts Symposium

Less than one month out from Cargo Facts Symposium 2019, and the lineup of air cargo industry visionaries joining this year’s Speaker Faculty continues to grow. Speakers joining us this year at the event, to be held Oct. 16-18 at the InterContinental San Diego, include Getulio Centanaro, VP Cargo Sales Americas, AeroMexico Cargo, and Larry Gray, Director-Customer Value, Environment […]

Registration now open for Cargo Facts Symposium in San Diego

The wait is finally over!  Registration for the 24th annual Cargo Facts Symposium, to be held Oct.10-12 at its new location, in the Omni San Diego, is now open. Run by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, the Symposium is the premier aviation event of the year. Continuing the success of previous years, the 2018 conference will […]

CFS: Precision Conversions names Vallair as A321 conversion launch customer

MIAMI — 321 Precision Conversions named Vallair Solutions as the launch customer for its Airbus A321-200 passenger-to-freighter conversion program here at this year’s Cargo Facts Symposium (CFS). With more than 1,400 A321 aircraft produced to date, the conversion program has what Precision is calling an “unprecedented feedstock for future conversion candidates.” The announcement — which […]

ACG orders fifteen 737-800 P-to-F conversions

MIAMI — US-based lessor and asset manager Aviation Capital Group placed a firm order for fifteen 737-800 passenger-to-freighter conversions with Aeronautical Engineers, Inc (AEI), with options for fifteen additional conversions. The announcement was made at the Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium in Miami.

Hughes calls for cooperation across supply chain

MIAMI – IATA’s global head of cargo, Glyn Hughes, said the logistics business is not keeping up with technology – a sentiment that’s been expressed before, but one he said cannot be emphasized enough. Hughes, who addressed attendees at today’s ACMG Workshop, which is part of the Cargo Facts Symposium (CFS) 2015, also called for […]

Narrow-body freighter conversion market rolls on

MIAMI – While the booming narrow-body conversion market may need to find other models as 737-400s become scarce, demand for these short- to medium-haul freighters is expected to remain strong for the next few years, according to freighter conversion panelists at the 20th annual Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium, held last week in Miami. At a conference […]

Freighter demand to rise in ACMG 20-year forecast

MIAMI – Even in the worst-case scenario, there will be a rising demand for freighter aircraft over the next 20 years, according to the most recent forecast by Seattle’s Air Cargo Management Group (ACMG). Speaking at yesterday’s ACMG Workshop session during the Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium in Miami, Bob Dahl, managing director of ACMG, discussed […]

Air cargo optimism reigns as peak season beckons

MIAMI – After five years of false starts and discouraging setbacks, the recent string of positive economic indicators for the cargo industry from IATA, ACMG, Boeing, Airbus and others at the start of peak season gave the opening session of the Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami a buoyant feel yesterday. […]