Caryn Livingston

Caryn Livingston

Deputy Editor

Caryn Livingston is the Deputy Editor of the company’s monthly newsletter, Cargo Facts, its weekly e-mail publication Cargo Facts Update and the monthly magazine Air Cargo World. Prior to joining Cargo Facts in 2017, Caryn worked as a journalist in Houston covering the oil and gas industry. She holds a BA in English from the University of Tulsa and an MA in Literature from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

US carriers mixed on use of pax cabins for cargo following FAA approval

Some U.S.-based carriers are planning to transport cargo on seats on the main decks of passenger airplanes soon, following the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) decision last week to partially grant an exemption allowing for the practice. Alaska and Delta airlines both confirmed in mid-May to Cargo Facts that they were seeking FAA approval for such […]

CFA 2020: Idled aircraft to become conversion feedstock

The negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on passenger aircraft operations is a surprising boon to operators and lessors searching for suitable feedstock for freighter conversions. This was the consensus at a panel discussion on freighter conversions during this week’s Cargo Facts Asia virtual event. “We’re actually seeing quite a dramatic increase in orders amongst […]

Coronavirus extends Boeing, Airbus production pauses

The COVID-19 pandemic has led aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus to extend production pauses instituted earlier in the year. U.S. manufacturer Boeing originally announced the suspension of all production activity at its Puget Sound facilities for 14 days starting March 25. On Sunday, the OEM extended the suspension at its Puget Sound and Moses Lake […]

FEMA moves medical supplies into the US via air

As the country faces a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by medical personnel treating COVID-19 patients, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is utilizing chartered freighter flights for shipments into the U.S. The first flight, an Atlas Air-operated 747-400F, arrived at New York’s JFK Airport on Sunday after departing from Shanghai Pudong […]

DHL Global Forwarding declares force majeure on ocean, air shipments

In light of the widespread flight cancellations and delays, and cancellations of ocean vessels, DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) declared force majeure for air and ocean shipments, indicating that, due to outside events beyond the reasonable control of DHL — in this case, the coronavirus pandemic — the forwarder may face unforeseeable obstacles preventing its operations. […]
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