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Drones Over People – Coming Soon Near [Or Over] You!

Drones Over People – Coming Soon Near [Or Over] You!

The FAA just released new rules for the operation of UAVs, regulating drones overflying people and night flights. But of course these allowances will come with some strict conditions. Regulations for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been long overdue around the...
FedEx – ATR 72 Fleet Gets New Blood

FedEx – ATR 72 Fleet Gets New Blood

FedEx took delivery of the first ATR 72-600F earlier this month. The aircraft may look familiar, but now has some key cargo-specific features. FedEx already had 19 ATR 72 aircraft in its fleet, and a further 23 ATR 42s. Both types are part of its FedEx ‘Feeder’ fleet,...
FedEx – E-Commerce Boom Drives Air Freight

FedEx – E-Commerce Boom Drives Air Freight

With lockdowns and restrictions driving up e-commerce and with cargo capacity stifled, FedEx sees its profits rise in the crisis. However, the company is staying focused at the long-term picture. To some, air cargo is the poor relation of commercial aviation. Perhaps...
Vaccines, Logistics And Planes – And Flight Crews

Vaccines, Logistics And Planes – And Flight Crews

With vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna clear for emergency use, US transportation and logistics companies are coordinating a delivery ballet. Thankfully they had time to prepare for it, so it should work very well. As long as all the ballet dancers stay in the...
Vaccines, Logistics And Planes – And Flight Crews

Pfizer Vaccine – FDA Approval OK, FedEx & UPS Ready

Just as FedEx and UPS agree to split the US in half to deliver vaccines, the Pfizer vaccine gets FDA approval. Now the race begins. The two cargo giants believe that passenger airline capacity won’t be necessary. But Pfizer and others may already have their own...