Richard Berry, who was the first editor of Cargo Facts in 1984, was buried Monday in Honolulu.
He was 88 years old and died on August 1.
Berry’s death was confirmed by Ned Laird, the founder of Cargo Facts‘s original publisher, Air Cargo Management Group (ACMG).
Berry first joined ACMG in 1984 as an analyst at ACMG, now called Cargo Facts Consulting, after working at the L188 Electra mainland freighter operation of Hawaiian Airlines. He previously spent 27 years serving in the US Air Force.
Berry led ACMG’s government consulting for the US Air Force at Scott Field, as well as the consultancy’s multi-year project for commercial freighter services for the Department of Energy at ABQ.
Berry then helped launch Cargo Facts, utilizing “his understanding of freighter aircraft market strategy and performance,” Laird said.
“We lost a great mind who was well-respected throughout the air cargo industry,” Laird said.