Cargo aircraft

July 15, 2014 - 2:30am

Not to be confused with the Aerocraft that was designed by the Skunk Works in the 1990s (see box, “The Road Not Needed”), the Aeroscraft is promoted by Aeroscraft Corp., which is led by entrepreneur and inventor Igor Pasternak. It is a very large rigid airship for cargo transport that Pasternak proposes to build in two sizes. The ML866 would be 555 feet long and carry 66 tons; while the ML868 would be 770 feet long and carry 250 tons.

June 19, 2013 - 5:05am
Aeroscraft airship

Worldwide Aeros’s Aeroscraft cargo-carrying airship could change the way transport logistics have traditionally been done with airplanes, trains, ships, trucks and other vehicles. According to Worldwide Aeros (Hall 6 B30) CEO and chief engineer Igor Pasternak, two versions of the Aeroscraft will be available, one offering a 66-ton payload and a larger version with a 250-ton payload. The U.S Department of Defense (DOD) has invested more than $60 million in the Aeroscraft airship over the past seven years and ordered 24. Deployment is expected by 2021, he said.

April 15, 2013 - 2:25pm

The imminent merger of the freight operations of TWO Aviation and Flex Aero will create the largest express freight carrier in Brazil, Two-Flex. The new operation expects to command 60 percent of the country’s air cargo market, with 18 aircraft and 11 bases throughout the country. Flex Aero’s operations are stronger in the north of Brazil, and TWO’s in the center and south. “Now, I can go from the north of Brazil to Porto Alegre in the far south. Before, I couldn’t offer that,” said Flex Aero president Rui Aquino.

October 19, 2009 - 9:18am
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The first A330-200 Freighter last Friday emerged from the paint shop at Airbus’s Toulouse manufacturing complex as engineers ready the airplane for ground testing and transfer to the flight line. Airbus plans to hand over the airplane late this month to its flight-test department, which expects to fly it for the first time in November, on schedule.  
   

November 12, 2007 - 5:38am

An airline born as the freighter section of the Abu Dhabi Royal Flight has grown into a serious competitor in the specialized air cargo market. Maximus Air Cargo (Stand E700) now operates eight freighters and has hired European sales, marketing and load-planning expertise to help it compete for wet-lease and charter business worldwide.

November 11, 2007 - 6:51pm

An airline born as the freighter section of the Abu Dhabi Royal Flight has grown into a serious competitor in the specialized air cargo market. Maximus Air Cargo (Stand E700) now operates eight freighters and has hired European sales, marketing and load-planning expertise to help it compete for wet-lease and charter business worldwide.

November 11, 2007 - 6:33pm

Boeing has pushed back by three months production of the first 747-8, the latest iteration of its venerable flagship, citing a need to avoid “operational risk” as it switches from the manufacture of the current 747-400 model. The move will provide additional time for completion of engineering work for the new variant.

September 20, 2007 - 7:17am

It’s always big news when a new aircraft model is introduced at NBAA. Worldwide Aeros Corp., making its first NBAA appearance this week, hopes that introducing an entirely new category of air vehicle will be really big news.

June 18, 2007 - 11:01am

Boeing has released half of the defined design for the 777F cargo aircraft to its factories and suppliers to begin manufacture of tools, parts and assemblies. The large twin-engine freighter is said to be on track to meet Boeing’s performance commitments. Launch customer Air France, which ordered the aircraft in May 2005, expects to receive the first of five examples in the last three months of next year.

June 16, 2007 - 1:21am

The delivery this month of the first Boeing 747-400F cargo aircraft to United Parcel Service (UPS) comes as the package hauler mulls its next move.

 
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