Haimen Nantong under consideration as site for Shanghai’s third airport

Speculation emerged yesterday that Shanghai’s third airport will be built in the neighboring county-level city Haimen, located within Jiangsu province’s prefecture-level city of Nantong, which would mean cities Kunshang, Wuxi, Ningbo and Jiaxiang, previously rumored to be potential sites for Shanghai’s third airport, may have struck out.
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 18, 2019

Amazon growing last-mile strength, planning to go toe-to-toe with integrators?

Major integrators FedEx and UPS have been adamant that they aren’t worried by Amazon’s growing freighter fleet and last-mile delivery network. However, after yesterday’s release of fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 results from US-based 3PL and major Amazon service provider XPO Logistics, perhaps integrators and other logistics providers in major markets served by Amazon should be […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 15, 2019

AEI awarded STC for 737-800SF, redelivery to Ethiopian expected shortly [VIDEO]

This week, US-based Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) was awarded an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the conversion of passenger 737-800 airframes to freighter configuration. Redelivery of the first freighter-converted 737-800SF (29121, ex-Correndon Airlines) to launch operator Ethiopian Airlines is expected in a matter of weeks. Touch labor for AEI’s second 737-800SF (32613, ex-China Southern […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 14, 2019

Airbus Buries A380 Flagship, Drawing Curtain on Jumbo-Jet Era

Airbus SE decided to stop making the A380 double-decker after a dozen years in service, burying a prestige project that won the hearts of passengers and politicians but never the broad support of airlines that instead preferred smaller, more fuel-efficient aircraft. Production of the jumbo jet will end by 2021, after the A380’s biggest customer, […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • February 13, 2019

ASL Aviation Holdings acquired by private equity firm, will rapid fleet growth continue?

Ireland-based ASL Aviation Holdings, no stranger to acquisitions, announced its intent to be purchased by private equity firm Star Capital Partnership LLP for an undisclosed amount. In recent years, the ASL Group, which owns or holds stakes in cargo and passenger airlines based in Europe, Africa, and Asia, has grown rapidly by gobbling up complementary […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 13, 2019

US House committee considers bill to fund FAA during shutdowns

Today, the US House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing to discuss H.R. 1108, the proposed “Aviation Funding Stability Act of 2019” that would fund the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the event of a partial government shutdown like the one ended late last month. The hearing examined how the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 13, 2019

As SF Airlines takes redelivery of another 757 PCF, plenty of feedstock remains

Today, SF Airlines took redelivery of the fifty-second freighter aircraft, and the twenty-eighth 757-200F, to join the SF Express-associated airline’s fleet. The 757-200 was converted by Precision Aircraft Solutions and is the latest freighter to join SF’s rapidly growing fleet, which grew to fifty freighters by the end of last year following the addition of […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 12, 2019

CF EMEA 2019: Air Cargo’s next frontier

Executives with Astral Aviation, Freightos, CHAMP Cargosystems, and Dronamics discussed during a forward-looking panel discussion at Cargo Facts EMEA how two emerging tracks of innovation often discussed in silos – one related to commercial aspects of air cargo, and a second being equipment focused – are becoming increasingly intercoupled. To date, much progress related to modernizing […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 11, 2019
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