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

The technology of airfreight

Most of us have come across a colleague or friend bemoaning the air freight industry’s inability to “innovate” or “modernize”. If you have not, try bringing up electronic air waybill penetration during your next cocktail party – after more than a decade of pushing carriers to go paperless, adoption is still hovering 50%. But, jokes […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 16, 2017

Part 107 and the future of drone pizza deliveries

Days could be numbered for the pizza delivery guy with newly-released unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) regulations from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). ‘Part 107,’ as the first set of rules governing small commercial drones is known, will surely spur previously forbidden experimental UAS activities across a wide-range of industries and applications. Still however, the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 30, 2016

Battery ban?

At the end of last week, Boeing issued guidance to its customers, warning them not to carry bulk shipments of lithium-ion batteries as belly cargo on passenger aircraft. Boeing has not released the text of the message, but according to The Wall Street Journal, the message “explicitly urged passenger carriers world-wide to stop accepting large […]
  • David Harris
  • July 21, 2015