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RIP Joe Sutter — Father of the 747

RIP Joe Sutter — Father of the 747

August 31, 2016 at 8:59 am 0 comments

Joe Sutter, “the father of the 747” died yesterday. He was the lead engineer and project manager for the development of the original 747 in the late 1960s, and below, we offer a video featuring an interview with him at the first flight of the 747-8 in 2010. But before that, hereRead More

Etihad SVP Cargo David Kerr joins Cargo Facts speaker faculty

Etihad SVP Cargo David Kerr joins Cargo Facts speaker faculty

August 31, 2016 at 8:04 am 0 comments

The air freight and express industry has changed dramatically in the last few years, and more change is coming. Etihad Airways Cargo, under the leadership of Senior Vice President David Kerr, has not only survived the change, but embraced it and thrived, with cargo volume growing at double-digit rates everyRead More

Part 107 and the future of drone pizza deliveries

Part 107 and the future of drone pizza deliveries

August 30, 2016 at 10:50 am 0 comments

Days could be numbered for the pizza delivery guy with newly-released unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) regulations from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). ‘Part 107,’ as the first set of rules governing small commercial drones is known, will surely spur previously forbidden experimental UAS activities across a wide-range of industriesRead More

A321 P2F passes first major milestone

A321 P2F passes first major milestone

August 29, 2016 at 10:43 am 0 comments

The A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion program launched last year by EFW, the conversion and MRO joint venture of ST Aerospace and Airbus, successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review. The next step will be completion of the Critical Design Review, whitch EFW says it expects “in the coming months.” The A321 P2FRead More

Lufthansa Cargo’s Monika Wiederhold to speak at ELEVATE 2016

Lufthansa Cargo’s Monika Wiederhold to speak at ELEVATE 2016

August 26, 2016 at 2:41 pm 0 comments

We are thrilled to announce that Monika Wiederhold, Vice President of Product Management and Innovation for Lufthansa Cargo, will speak at the premiere of Air Cargo World’s ELEVATE 2016 Conference on Oct. 10 at the Mandarin Oriental Miami hotel. Wiederhold, who has been working jointly with the RocketSpace co-working serviceRead More

Tunisia-based Express Air Cargo's 737-400F

Cargo’s increasing allure in the Maghreb

August 26, 2016 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Northern Africa’s cargo scene is bustling with two companies planning to add cargo capacity; first Tunisian start-up Express Air Cargo is nearing send-off of its maiden freighter flight, and second, Libya-based passenger-carrier Afriqiyah Airways is purportedly mulling the launch of its own freighter flights. Back in June, Cargo Facts reportedRead More

IPR redelivers its first large-door ATR72 converted freighter

IPR redelivers its first large-door ATR72 converted freighter

August 25, 2016 at 10:58 am 2 comments

Switzerland-based IPR Conversions redelivered an ATR72-202F to Canada’s Summit Air following conversion to large cargo door configuration. This redelivery is something of a milestone not just for IPR and Summit, but for the air freight and express industry as well. In 2002, ATR began offering passenger-to-freighter conversion of ATR42 andRead More

ANA to increase reliance on belly freight

ANA to increase reliance on belly freight

August 24, 2016 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Japan’s All Nippon Airways will reduce the number of scheduled freighter flights by about 15%, and become increasingly reliant on belly freight for certain routes, beginning 30 October, according to its new Fall schedule, and a report in Nikkei. Following a tough first quarter (ended 30 June) during which ANARead More