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The future of drones [VIDEO]

The future of drones [VIDEO]

Aircraft, Asia, Photos+Videos August 18, 2017 at 9:31 am

In the aviation industry, the future may belong to drones, but, as this video shows, there are still problems… And, of course, not all trouble comes from below…

FedEx EVP Raj Subramaniam joins Cargo Facts Symposium for fireside chat

FedEx EVP Raj Subramaniam joins Cargo Facts Symposium for fireside chat

Events, Express, Photos+Videos August 16, 2017 at 9:42 am

Cargo Facts is pleased to announce that the 23rd Annual Cargo Facts Symposium will feature an exclusive Fireside Chat with Rajesh (Raj) Subramaniam, executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer, for FedEx Corp. Subramaniam has a rich history at FedEx. After joining the marketing team in Memphis in 1991,Read More

World’s top cargo carriers in action [VIDEO]

World’s top cargo carriers in action [VIDEO]

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Photos+Videos August 11, 2017 at 10:56 am

To finish off our multi-part analysis of the world’s top cargo carriers in 2016, and to give you some good weekend viewing, here is a series of videos of the carriers at the top of the list. If you wish to read the full analysis, Part I is here, PartRead More

UPS 747 plane brown wrapper.

Crazy (and funny) airplane photos and videos – share yours!

Aircraft, News, Photos+Videos July 14, 2017 at 10:44 am

A few days ago, Seattle-area plane spotters were treated to a sight they’d never seen before. A huge plane appeared in front of Boeing’s Paine Field (PAE) production facility and images of it immediately went viral and it became a subject of discussion on internet forums frequented by airplane nerdsRead More

A record quarter for FedEx — plus mattresses and gym equipment, too!

A record quarter for FedEx — plus mattresses and gym equipment, too!

Aircraft, E-Commerce, Earnings, Express, News, Photos+Videos, Strategy June 23, 2017 at 10:50 am

FedEx reported revenue up 21.2% y-o-y in its fiscal fourth quarter (ended 31 May) to a record $15.73 billion. Net income for the quarter was $1.02 billion, up from a net loss of $68 million in 4QFY16, and operating income for the quarter was $1.58 billion (compared to a $70Read More

Lockheed Martin’s LM-100J commercial freighter had a successful first flight, May 25, 2017. by Todd R. McQueen (PRNewsfoto/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Com)

Lockheed Martin’s LM 100J completed its first test flight

Aircraft, News, Photos+Videos May 25, 2017 at 3:42 pm

Earlier today, the commercial variant of Lockheed’s popular C-130J “Super Hercules” completed its first test flight, following the same flight path over North Georgia, and Alabama that test pilots usually chart for its military counterpart. Like the Super Hercules, the LM-100J will be capable of operating in rugged terrain unsuitableRead More

It’s back in the sky!

It’s back in the sky!

Aircraft, News, Photos+Videos May 12, 2017 at 10:51 am

UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles resumed test flights of its Airlander 10 hybrid airship this week, after a nine-month hiatus. The program suffered a setback last year after the test aircraft took a nosedive while attempting to land. Although nobody was hurt during the crash, and much of the ship remainedRead More

A KC-46A refuels an F-16C during the first refueling test flight.

Boeing’s KC-46A tanker achieves another milestone

Aircraft, News, Photos+Videos May 5, 2017 at 8:38 am

This week, Boeing announced it had added a sixth aircraft to its KC-46A aerial refueling tanker test program. The newest addition to the test fleet will be used to evaluate the tanker’s resistance to electromagnetic fields. In practice, the KC-46’s electronic systems must prove resilient to potentially disruptive electromagnetic discharges.Read More