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Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

US Imposes New Security Measures on Incoming Air Cargo Shipments


U.S. authorities are requiring airlines to give them more notice about certain types of cargo that officials believe may pose a security risk.

David Koenig | AP Business Writer
June 12, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Boeing Jumbo 747s Get Extended Life as Airfreight Haulers

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Interest in Boeing’s 747-400 freighter family already was rebounding last year, even as Delta Air Lines Inc. and United Continental Holdings Inc. hosted nostalgic farewell tours to mark the end of U.S. passenger service on the four-engine behemoth nicknamed the “Queen of the Skies.” With Boeing’s factory-fresh models sold out through 2021, cargo carriers are snapping up jumbo freighters that were built from 1993 to 2009 — if they can find them.

Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg News
May 16, 2018
Government, Logistics

Vietnam Airlines Considers Creating Cargo Unit to Boost Revenue

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Vietnam Airlines CEO Duong Tri Thanh said his company is looking to start a dedicated cargo unit.

Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyens | Bloomberg New
April 30, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Alliance Airport in Texas Expands Runways to Attract More Cargo Firms

Fort Worth Alliance Airport

The long-awaited extension of two runways at Alliance Airport is complete, clearing the way for the north Fort Worth’s privately run cargo airfield to expand its services to include companies wishing to ship freight as far away as Europe.

Gordon Dickson | Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram
April 23, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Worldwide Flight Services Lays Off 161 at Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia International Airport

Cargo-handler Worldwide Flight Services will lay off 161 employees at the American Airlines freight facility at Philadelphia International Airport in June because the airline has not renewed its contract.

Andrew Maykuth |
April 18, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Boeing Considers Turning Used 777s Into Cargo Planes

Air New Zealand's first Boeing 777-200ER is welcomed by a Maori "Kapa Haka" group upon landing at Auckland Airport October 29, 2005 for the first time. (Brendon O'Hagan/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. is considering whether to convert used 777 passenger jets into freighters, seeking to capitalize as booming e-commerce sales spur new demand for airfreight worldwide, sources familiar with the matter said.

Benjamin D Katz and Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg News
April 4, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Russian Air Cargo Carrier Adding Service to Ohio Airport

AirBridgeCargo Airlines

Russia-based AirBridgeCargo Airlines will become the fifth international air cargo freighter operator at Rickenbacker Airport this week when it launches weekly scheduled flights April 5.

Marla Matzer Rose | The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
April 2, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100, Top 50

UPS Begins Regular Cargo Flights Out of San Bernardino Airport

San Bernardino International Airport

UPS Inc. has started operating five cargo flights a week out of San Bernardino International Airport, officials announced March 26.

Brian Whitehead | San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sun
March 28, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Indiana Airport Mulls Expansion Into International Freight

South Bend International Airport

Could the airport in South Bend, Ind., be transformed into a rail-to-air freight hub for international shipping companies that would create hundreds of jobs?

Ted Booker | South Bend (Ind.) Tribune
March 16, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Houston to Get Service From Great Britain’s Cargo Airline CargoLogicAir

Cargo Plane CargoLogicAir

CargoLogicAir, Great Britain’s all-cargo airline, will begin service this month out of Bush Intercontinental Airport after a deal finalized during Mayor Sylvester Turner’s European trade mission in July.

Ileana Najarro | Houston Chronicle
August 15, 2017