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.

CFS: Regional capacity weakness persists

Alaska Airlines is expanding capacity in the lead-up to this year’s peak season and is in the final approval stage of moving a 737-900 into full passenger-freighter configuration.  Alaska Airlines, which does not yet operate regional aircraft in freighter configuration but does fly three 737-700Fs within the state of Alaska, emphasized the importance of regional capacity for vital cargo movements within […]

CFS: Incoming FedEx regional freighters could counter scarce capacity

With capacity at a premium, early deliveries of factory-built ATR 72-600Fs and Cessna SkyCourier 408 freighters to FedEx could be used to temporarily flex capacity, rather than to modernize it, as was previously planned. During a session on regional operations in North America at this year’s Cargo Facts Symposium, Scot Struminger, senior vice president of […]

CFS: American Airlines may add freighters amid pandemic capacity crunch

American Airlines is considering adding freighter aircraft as cargo continues to become a more important business line for the carrier in the wake of the pandemic. During a panel on current growth opportunities and obstacles at the virtual Cargo Facts Symposium today, Jessica Tyler, president of cargo and vice president of airport excellence at American, […]

EFW plans for more pax-freighter ops with in-cabin cargo container

German MRO and conversion house Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) has launched in-cabin cargo container boxes, a new product allowing airlines operating reconfigured passenger planes to increase cargo storage capacity in the main cabin. The global logistics industry has adjusted to the reduced capacity spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic with additional freighter aircraft charters and other means, […]

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 […]
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