Containerization

March 6, 2013 - 2:30pm
Helicopter shipping

Helicopters and airplanes can fly virtually anywhere in the world, but sometimes the most reasonable way to move them across oceans is by ship. That’s part of what Bruzzone Shipping does and the reason the company is here at Heli-Expo’13, but it’s not all it does.

In business for 44 years, the company started as a U.S. Customs House broker and international freight forwarder, which it still does, along with warehousing and international shipping by surface vessels and cargo airplanes.

December 10, 2012 - 2:26pm

Following three in-flight fires on transport aircraft over the past six years, two of which cost four pilots their lives, the NTSB recommended last week that the FAA improve fire-protection regulations. “These recommendations involve improving early detection of fires originating within cargo containers and pallets,” the Board said in its letter to the FAA.

June 11, 2008 - 9:20am

American Utilicraft’s full-size fuselage mockup arrived in New Orleans on September 11, to be ready for display at the scrubbed NBAA Convention. Under development for 10 years, the FF-1080 is designed to carry six fully loaded (2000-lb) LD-3 cargo containers up to 500 mi or four such containers up to 1,500 mi

May 15, 2008 - 8:26am

Overnight-package carriers FedEx, UPS and Airborne Express use big jets to move cargo between major hubs and rely on smaller piston and turboprop airplanes, such as the Cessna Caravan, to service outlying airports. Packages, which are shipped in containers on the cargo jets, must be removed from the containers and placed on pallets for loading into the smaller airplanes.

March 31, 2008 - 11:51am

Freight Feeder Aircraft supplier Metalcraft Technologies restarted production of detail parts for the FF5000 fuselage in February. The first detail parts are formed exterior skins and the machined floor-section keel beams. The FF5000 is a larger version of the original Freight Feeder design and can fit standard M-1-size cargo containers as well as standard-size pallets.

January 22, 2008 - 4:34am

The single-turboprop AeroCourier utility airplane, proposed by a Minneapolis company of the same name, has progressed little since its announcement at NBAA 2001. As with all startup OEMs, money is the problem. “We’re working on new investment,” Justin Ladner, vice president of engineering operations, told AIN, “but the project is still in the early, ‘fetus’ stage.”

January 22, 2008 - 4:34am

The single-turboprop AeroCourier utility airplane, proposed by a Minneapolis company of the same name, has progressed little since its announcement at NBAA 2001. As with all startup OEMs, money is the problem. “We’re working on new investment,” Justin Ladner, vice president of engineering operations, told AIN, “but the project is still in the early, ‘fetus’ stage.”

September 29, 2006 - 5:20am

Getting a giant helicopter like the Sikorsky S-61 from one continent to another offers a special challenge. Last year the helicopter shipping division of Panalpina had not one but five such tasks. The first three S-61s were shipped on RORO (roll on/roll off) ships between Halifax and Liverpool, England. The fourth, however, an S-61N, was headed to South Africa and no RORO vessels were available.

September 14, 2006 - 10:16am

Duncan Aviation of Lincoln, Neb., has signed a new sales and service agreement with Midwest Aircraft Products to provide cabin interior products such as hot and cold water containers, warming ovens, ice drawers, waste containers and carts. Duncan will stock common repair parts and will be able to repair and service most of the units provided by the Mansfield, Ohio-based supplier.

 
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