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DHL Express Purchases Eight Triple Seven Freighters

Earlier this week, DHL Express and Boeing announced the German shipping giant’s purchase of eight 777F aircraft. The announcement of the purchase follows an order for 14 Boeing 777F cargo jets that was made by DHL back in 2018. Ten of those 14 aircraft have already been delivered to DHL. "DHL operates a powerful, international network that has taken great advantage of the 777 Freighter’s world-class range and efficiency for more than a decade," Boeing Commercial Sales and Marketing Senior…

American Extends Seasonal Service Between Charlotte, Bozeman

American Airlines will extend its seasonal nonstop service between Charlotte, N.C. And Bozeman, Mont. through the summer of 2021. In September 2020, the airline announced daily nonstop seasonal service between Charlotte and Bozeman, the first direct service between North Carolina and Montana. The service was originally scheduled to operate between…

Breaking the Nutrition Barrier: How Nutritionists Help Pilots Overcome One…

Even for those that don’t fly for a living, maintaining a healthy nutritional balance can be difficult. Add in the hectic schedule, often unusual hours and general pressures of flying, and the challenge becomes exponentially greater. One dietitian is stepping up to help pilots successfully handle the challenge of balancing…

Air Saint-Pierre Receives New ATR-42-600

On Dec. 11, European aircraft manufacturer ATR announced that Air Saint-Pierre has taken delivery of a new ATR-42-600 turboprop aircraft. Air Saint-Pierre is a French carrier based in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, a group of French islands located near Newfoundland and Labrador. Taking delivery of a new aircraft is certainly significant…

Honeywell Unveils New Cabin Air Catalyst

Earlier this week, Phoenix, Ariz.-based Honeywell Aerospace unveiled a new catalyst for aircraft cabin systems, which will aim to reduce delays and maintenance issues caused by cabin odor events. The new catalyst from Honeywell comes at a time when cabin odor events have seen an increase over the past several…

New FedEx Facility Opens in Southern California as Cargo Volume…

After two years of work, a new 251,000 square foot FedEx Express complex with nine wide-body aircraft gates, 14 feeder aircraft gates and 18 truck docks has opened at Ontario International Airport in Ontario, Calif. The airport is located about 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The new space on…

Emirates SkyCargo Adds A380 Cargo Charter Operations

Earlier this week, Emirates SkyCargo announced that it has started utilizing the Airbus A380 for select cargo charter operations. According to the carrier, the dedicated cargo operations using the A380 comes in response to increased demand for air cargo capacity to transport critical goods, such as medical supplies needed as…

Rolls-Royce Announces Expansion of Its SelectCare Service

Earlier this week, Rolls-Royce announced a new offering within its SelectCare Service, SelectCare Repair. Rolls-Royce originally introduced its SelectCare engine service back in 2016. American Airlines was the first customer, opting for the program to service all RB211-535 engines powering the carrier's Boeing 757 fleet. Of course, American Airlines retired…

Emirates SkyCargo Announces Service to Guadalajara

Earlier this week, Emirates SkyCargo, the air freight division of Emirates, announced that it will begin service to Guadalajara, Mexico. The new route will mark Emirates SkyCargo's second destination in Mexico and its 15th destination in the Americas. The cargo carrier's first route to Mexico began in April of 2014…

Federal Aviation Administration Announces More Airport Infrastructure Grants

On September 24, 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced $335 million in infrastructure grants for airports throughout the United States. The announcement comes just weeks after the FAA announced $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants. The $1.2 billion was spread out over 434 grants to 405 airports.…