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

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

First flight of the Airlander 10

UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd this week conducted the successful first flight of its Airlander 10 hybrid aircraft. A video of that flight is below, but first, a bit of technical information. Hybrid Air Vehicles describes the Airlander as an aircraft that combines “the characteristics of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters with lighter-than-air technology to create […]
  • David Harris
  • August 19, 2016