Canada invests in cargo expansion at Moncton Airport

Canada’s government is investing in cargo expansions at Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport (YQM) in New Brunswick, Transport Canada announced yesterday. The government announced an investment of CA$8.34 million (US$6.30 million) to improve cargo infrastructure at YQM and “move Canadian goods to international markets more efficiently.” The investment will go toward: Expansion of Apron […]

Increase in drone accidents prompt new restrictions in Canada

Flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) just got a little harder in the Great White North. The Canadian government has instituted new temporary, on year rules that prevent the use of recreational drones near airports, garnering praise from private- and public-sector stakeholders in the air transport business. In addition to clearly marking their devices, drone operators […]

AirNet, Kalitta Charters combine assets

Kalitta Charters, LLC, has acquired operational assets of U.S.-based charter service firm AirNet, and will provide financial and operational backing for the company. Based primarily in Columbus and St. Louis, AirNet provides scheduled and on-demand cargo charter services, avionic installations and aircraft maintenance. AirNet has a fleet of Beechcraft Barons and Bombardier Learjets. AirNet also […]

Canada to speed up cargo screening

As Canada celebrates its birthday today, the nation’s transportation regulatory agency, Transport Canada, has announced that it has streamlined its air cargo screening requirements to enhance efficiency of the overall supply chain. Yesterday, Lisa Raitt, Canada’s Minister of Transport, said “approved shippers” will now be able to screen airfreight at any point in the secure […]

Growing parcel volumes face down regulations

Mail parcel volumes, growing because of e-commerce, are creating further challenges for pending advance data filing regulations, secretary general of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) said. The new regulations would require individual shipment information to be submitted to destination regulatory agencies in advance of transportation, rather than the present Customs’ requirement for information prior […]
  • April 10, 2014

Balancing trade and security in the sky

The air cargo industry and governments are in a constant balancing act when it comes to security. Parties want the tightest security possible without standing in the way of trade. That’s the goal of the U.S.’s Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program, and similar programs in the European Union and Canada. Two months after the […]