The future of drones [VIDEO]

In the aviation industry, the future may belong to drones, but, as this video shows, there are still problems… And, of course, not all trouble comes from below…
  • David Harris
  • August 18, 2017

FedEx EVP Raj Subramaniam joins Cargo Facts Symposium for fireside chat

Cargo Facts is pleased to announce that the 23rd Annual Cargo Facts Symposium will feature an exclusive Fireside Chat with Rajesh (Raj) Subramaniam, executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer, for FedEx Corp. Subramaniam has a rich history at FedEx. After joining the marketing team in Memphis in 1991, his leadership skills took him […]
  • David Harris
  • August 16, 2017

World’s top cargo carriers in action [VIDEO]

To finish off our multi-part analysis of the world’s top cargo carriers in 2016, and to give you some good weekend viewing, here is a series of videos of the carriers at the top of the list. If you wish to read the full analysis, Part I is here, Part II is here, and Part […]
  • David Harris
  • August 11, 2017

Crazy (and funny) airplane photos and videos – share yours!

A few days ago, Seattle-area plane spotters were treated to a sight they’d never seen before. A huge plane appeared in front of Boeing’s Paine Field (PAE) production facility and images of it immediately went viral and it became a subject of discussion on internet forums frequented by airplane nerds (like us here at Cargo […]
  • David Harris
  • July 14, 2017

A record quarter for FedEx — plus mattresses and gym equipment, too!

FedEx reported revenue up 21.2% y-o-y in its fiscal fourth quarter (ended 31 May) to a record $15.73 billion. Net income for the quarter was $1.02 billion, up from a net loss of $68 million in 4QFY16, and operating income for the quarter was $1.58 billion (compared to a $70 million loss). As usual, though, […]
  • David Harris
  • June 23, 2017

Lockheed Martin’s LM 100J completed its first test flight

Earlier today, the commercial variant of Lockheed’s popular C-130J “Super Hercules” completed its first test flight, following the same flight path over North Georgia, and Alabama that test pilots usually chart for its military counterpart. Like the Super Hercules, the LM-100J will be capable of operating in rugged terrain unsuitable for other commercial freighters. As […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 25, 2017

It’s back in the sky!

UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles resumed test flights of its Airlander 10 hybrid airship this week, after a nine-month hiatus. The program suffered a setback last year after the test aircraft took a nosedive while attempting to land. Although nobody was hurt during the crash, and much of the ship remained intact, the test unit sustained […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 12, 2017

Boeing’s KC-46A tanker achieves another milestone

This week, Boeing announced it had added a sixth aircraft to its KC-46A aerial refueling tanker test program. The newest addition to the test fleet will be used to evaluate the tanker’s resistance to electromagnetic fields. In practice, the KC-46’s electronic systems must prove resilient to potentially disruptive electromagnetic discharges. To check this, the tanker […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 5, 2017
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