air cargo

Government, Business

Rep. James Clyburn Presses Cargo Carriers on COVID-19 Relief Aid

Atlas Air airplane Atlas planes parked at Chicago Rockford International Airport. (Chicago Rockford International Airport)

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, called on four cargo airlines to return pandemic relief aid.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 23, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Senate Republicans Unveil Airlines Relief Bill

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Legislation that would provide nearly $30 billion for airlines, including cargo air carriers, to address concerns related to the pandemic was recently unveiled by top Senate Republicans.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 25, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

FedEx Seeks to Add Small Self-Flying Planes for Remote Areas

A FedEx cargo plane sits parked at San Diego International Airport on April 27. A FedEx cargo plane sits parked at San Diego International Airport on April 27. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. is looking at using small self-flying cargo planes to serve remote areas after experimenting with a technology startup on autonomous aircraft, CEO Fred Smith said.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2020
Government, Safety

FAA’s Failure to Cull Bad Pilots Cited in Fatal Atlas Crash

A plane silhouetted in the sky. A plane silhouetted in the sky. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News)

The fatal crash of a cargo plane last year was caused in part by the failure of the U.S. federal government to establish a reliable system of weeding out unqualified airline pilots, investigators concluded.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
July 14, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Discount Airline Group Presses for Extension of US Assistance

An aircraft marshal guides a Spirit Airlines plane on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale International Airport. An aircraft marshal guides a Spirit Airlines plane on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale International Airport. (Saul Martinez/Bloomberg News)

Smaller U.S. airlines are likely to need more government aid amid an uncertain travel recovery, according to a trade group that represents discounters such as Spirit Airlines Inc., Frontier Airlines and Allegiant Travel Co.

June 23, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Prime Air Could Surge to 200 Jets From 42, Study Says

A Prime Air cargo plane operated by Amazon sits on display in France in June 2019. A Prime Air cargo plane operated by Amazon sits on display in France in June 2019. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc.'s Prime Air fleet will grow to about 200 planes — up from 42 now — in the next seven or eight years, creating an air cargo service that could rival UPS Inc., according to a study.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
May 26, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Airlines Shift to Cargo as Passenger Volume Falls Dramatically

Parked Delta planes Delta Airlines aircraft are stored at Southern California Logistics Airport on March 25 in Victorville, Calif. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Faced with hundreds of parked planes and near-empty flights as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, some of the world’s biggest airline executives are turning their focus to cargo.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 1, 2020
Business, Logistics

Southwest Offers First Cargo-Only Flights in Its History

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane taxis on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport in March 2019. A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane taxis on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport in March 2019. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Southwest Airlines Co. will offer the first all-cargo flights in its 48-year history as passenger demand keeps sliding amid the spread of the new coronavirus.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
March 31, 2020
Government, Business

Mnuchin Asks Airlines to Propose Financial Stake in Aid Bid

Aircraft. (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News)

Airlines will be required to propose up-front how the federal government could retain financial stakes in their companies in exchange for a share of $61 billion in coronavirus aid designated for the industry, according to guidelines released by the Treasury Department.

Saleha Mohsin | Bloomberg News
March 31, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Alaska’s First COVID-19 Patient Is a Cargo Plane Pilot

Carrying some 240 American diplomats and citizens from Wuhan, China, a Boeing 747 sits on the tarmac in Anchorage, Alaska, on Jan. 28. Carrying some 240 American diplomats and citizens from Wuhan, China, a Boeing 747 sits on the tarmac in Anchorage, Alaska, on Jan. 28. (Michael Dinneen/Associated Press)

A cargo pilot who arrived at Anchorage’s international airport on March 11 went to a hotel before he became ill, an airport official said March 13.

Morgan Krakow | Alaska Dispatch News
March 16, 2020

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