Amazon airports Chicago Rockford, Alliance Fort Worth among FAA grant recipients 

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it will award $477 million in airport infrastructure grants to 264 airports in 44 states, the Pacific Islands and the District of Columbia. This allotment is the third of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 10, 2019

Iran airspace restrictions set to impact major cargo carriers

The current Iran-U.S. military confrontation, which today led the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) prohibiting U.S.-registered aircraft from operating over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, is set to have major cargo implications for European and Asian carriers. Following the FAA notification, the European Organization for the Safety […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 21, 2019

U.K. tightens drone regulations, revises flight restriction zones

This week, the United Kingdom government published an amendment to the U.K. Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO), making it illegal as of Mar. 13 to fly small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at any time within flight restriction zones (FRZs) around “protected aerodromes” – commercial airports, military airfields and general aviation airports – unless given permission […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 22, 2019

U.S. House committee considers bill to fund FAA during shutdowns

Today, the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing to discuss H.R. 1108, the proposed “Aviation Funding Stability Act of 2019” that would fund the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the event of a partial government shutdown like the one ended late last month. The hearing examined how the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 13, 2019

LaGuardia Airport suffers delays on day 35 of U.S. government shutdown

This morning, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ushered in the 35th day of the partial government shutdown by temporarily restricting flights this morning into and out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA), due to air traffic controller shortages, causing a cascade of passenger flight delays at other air hubs in the Eastern United States and […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 25, 2019

FAA changes flight-hour policy for pilots in training, challenges lie ahead

Last week, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) made changes to the “Omnibus” final training rule, and will now allow pilots pursuing their Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certifications to count second-in-command (SIC) hours toward the 1,500-hour in-flight requirement.  Until this point, only passenger-flying trainees were allowed to apply their SIC hours toward their ATP certs. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 5, 2018

Kalitta Air’s implements CHAMP’s weight & balance software

U.S.-based cargo carrier Kalitta Air has implemented CHAMP Cargosystems’ Weight & Balance application, which manages load planning.  Kalitta operates a fleet of sixteen 747 freighters, and has obtained FAA approval for the usage of CHAMP’s technology for its freighter fleet. CHAMP’s software is a Java-based web application, enabling carriers and forwarders to drag, drop and […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 31, 2017

U.S. bans direct flights from Turkey following failed coup

Following last week’s failed coup in Turkey, the Federal Aviation Administration FAA has imposed a ban on all direct flights, regardless of carrier, from Turkish airports, including Istanbul and Ankara, the country’s two largest cities. Both cities were epicenters of conflict as the uprising broke out on Friday and carried on into the weekend. The […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 18, 2016

Atlas Air to integrate Southern Air under single AOC

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ president and CEO William Flynn has confirmed plans to integrate Southern Air under a single air operator’s certificate (AOC) with Atlas Air. The announcement comes just months after Atlas acquired the Southern’s parent Southern Air Holdings. Gaining a single AOC from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is expected to take between […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 22, 2016

New FAA drone regulations may permit increased commercial applications

An expanded set of rules for drone operators released today by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) raised hopes that the government is moving forwards in its efforts to regulate this uncharted area of aviation in the United States. The 624-page set of rules, known as “Part 107,” is the most comprehensive body of regulation […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 21, 2016

AirMap, Lufthansa Systems partner to enhance drone safety

As the skies grow increasingly congested and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturers continue to advance drone technology for potential commercial uses, ensuring safety has become an increasingly difficult challenge in the industry. These conditions prompted AirMap, a provider of airspace information and services for UAVs, and international airline IT provider Lufthansa Systems to partner in […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 21, 2016

Amazon feels a $350,000 burning sensation

Who’d have thought a product called “Amazing Liquid Fire” could be dangerous air cargo? Apparently, not Amazon. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) didn’t think carrying the product, sold as a drain cleaner, was such a hot idea and is looking to slap Amazon with a US$350,000 fine for allegedly shipping prohibited and dangerous goods by […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 17, 2016

FAA: Air cargo to grow 3.5 percent annually through 2036

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) posted a bright outlook in its annual market review and forecast, noting that it expects total air cargo traffic, measured in revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs), to grow by 4.5 percent in 2016, followed by stable growth averaging 3.5 percent over the next 20 years. Its projections are based on […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 29, 2016

Cargo Chat: PRBA’s Kerchner defends lithium battery transport in U.S. Congress

Safety rulings come and go regarding the transport of lithium batteries as air cargo, but the debate seems to never really end. After what seemed like a compromise was being reached in the middle of last year, a series of conflicting rulings from the fall of 2015 through the first two months of this year […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 10, 2016
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