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FedEx and Museum of Flight tell 100-year cargo story

FedEx and Museum of Flight tell 100-year cargo story

October 21, 2016 at 10:18 am 4 comments

With $1.5 million funding from FedEx, Seattle’s Museum of Flight this year opened what it calls “the world’s first air cargo exhibit.” In 2015, the museum approached FedEx Express about constructing an exhibit chronicling the air cargo story, and FedEx agreed. It took over a year (and the deconstruction of aRead More

Psst, wanna work in China?

Psst, wanna work in China?

September 16, 2016 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Well, if you happen to be a pilot, and type-rated on almost any modern aircraft, it might just be time to freshen up your resume! Chinese airlines are facing chronic flight crew shortages, and although the problem is not unique to China, the scale of the shortage is unparalleled anywhereRead More

Antonov attempts to freeze Russian An-124 operations

Antonov attempts to freeze Russian An-124 operations

September 9, 2016 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Antonov is attempting to freeze Russian An-124 operations, while at the same time thawing out an old freighter that has been in the freezer for the last eight years. Yesterday we looked at the way Ukraine’s Antonov Group might market its outsize and heavylift capacity after announcing the breakup ofRead More

Unknown Hong Kong-based company to restart An-225 production in China?

Unknown Hong Kong-based company to restart An-225 production in China?

September 2, 2016 at 8:32 am 0 comments

According to a press release put out by Ukraine-based Antonov on 30 August, a two-part “cooperation agreement” was reached with a Chinese company identified as “Aerospace Industry Corporation of China (AICC)” to resume production of the An-225 Mriya (of which only one has been built to-date). Noting that “both stagesRead More

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

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

Amazon One – the first freighter in Amazon livery

Amazon One – the first freighter in Amazon livery

August 4, 2016 at 8:57 pm 2 comments

Seattle. Just another city. Or maybe not. If you’ve ever ordered something online – a book, a kitchen appliance, a lawn chair, or anything else – Seattle is important to you, because that is where Amazon is (you did order that lawn chair from Amazon, right?). It is also where Boeing Field is,Read More

China unveils “world’s largest amphibious aircraft”

China unveils “world’s largest amphibious aircraft”

July 25, 2016 at 9:29 am 0 comments

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC, China’s state-owned aerospace conglomerate) completed production of “the world’s largest amphibious aircraft.” Before we go further, yes, the Howard Hughes “Spruce Goose” was larger. Much larger. But it only ever flew once, and that flight was only about 1.5 km long and at aRead More