Six startups named in Cargo Facts EMEA’s inaugural DEMOvation Challenge

Cargo Facts EMEA 2019, the new conference being launched by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, in Frankfurt, Feb. 4-6,  has released the names of six innovative startups chosen to provide live demonstrations of their products and services in the first-ever DEMOvation Challenge. These aviation- and logistics-focused startups were hand selected by the editorial team at […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 24, 2019

CAL Cargo Airlines carries Israeli lunar spacecraft to Florida for launch

It may not be a giant leap, but it’s still a pretty big first step for Israeli aerospace cargo. Last Friday, Jerusalem-based CAL Cargo Airlines successfully carried “SpaceIL” – the first-ever lunar spacecraft created in the Middle Eastern country – to Florida’s Cape Canaveral for a planned unmanned mission to the Moon. Nicknamed Beresheet, which means […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 21, 2019

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 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 28, 2017

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 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 27, 2017

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 […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 8, 2016

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 […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 29, 2015

Narrow-body conversions set records

Narrow-bodies, with their promise of fuel efficiency, continue to rule the highly competitive market for freighter conversions. Companies that specialize in the 737 conversion niche agree that the market is at an all-time high. With no factory-built 737 freighters on the market, this is entirely a conversion realm. A lot of the demand is coming […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 29, 2014