Joshua Aelick

Skyports, Robotic Skies partnership signals shift in drone MRO space

Drone delivery Skyports has made another move toward pushing drones into the mainstream by partnering with Robotic Skies, an unmanned aircraft service and maintenance provider, after conducting successful beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) trials in rural Scotland. While both companies are startups, Skyports has raised more than 6 million pounds ($7.8 million) over two rounds of funding, and […]

June cargo traffic hints at mild recovery

Cargo capacity and demand showed signs of recovery in June, according to the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) latest monthly airfreight analysis. However, the resumption of economic activity after lockdowns has led to only modest improvements, as passenger operations are recovering much more slowly and a major demand rebound has yet to materialize. Overall, global […]

Planes on Pause: COVID forces aircraft into storage

On July 8, a 767-300ER (25583) previously operated by Air Canada Rouge and parked at Kansas City (MCI) touched down at Pinal Airpark (MZJ), followed by two more Air Canada 767-300s in the next two days. All three planes, considered suitable conversion feedstock, have been inducted into storage programs at Ascent Aviations Services, located at […]

Startup Airflow unveils short-takeoff cargo aircraft

San Francisco-based aircraft startup Airflow this week unveiled the unique concept for a hybrid electric cargo plane capable of taking off and landing on runways just 300 feet in length. The single-pilot aircraft is designed for middle-mile logistics operations and could serve as a faster alternative to trucks, flying from 50-200 miles between airports and […]
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