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April 7, 2014 - 11:00am

Amazon paid an FAA penalty of $91,000 last week for shipping a package via FedEx on Sept. 16, 2013, containing a flammable liquid adhesive considered to be a hazardous material. Amazon offered the shipment without the requisite shipping papers or emergency response information and did not mark, label or properly package the shipment. Amazon also failed to train its employees properly in preparing hazmat packages for shipment by air.

August 19, 2013 - 12:50pm
FedEx MD-11

FedEx Express awaits the result of Supreme Court proceedings in the Philippines that could determine its ability to fly freight within the archipelago.

October 30, 2012 - 11:30am
FedEx Express Orbis DC-10

FedEx Express, a division of FedEx, and its founder Fred Smith are the recipients of the NBAA’s Al Ueltschi Humanitarian Award, presented at yesterday’s opening ceremonies. For more than 30 years, NBAA said, FedEx has been the leading aviation sponsor of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, which travels the world with dedicated eye care professionals and aviators to give the gift of sight to people in developing countries.

August 28, 2012 - 3:50pm

NBAA announced yesterday that FedEx Express, a division of FedEx, and its founder, Fred Smith, will receive the 2012 Al Ueltschi Humanitarian Award. The award, which will be presented at the NBAA Convention in late October, recognizes the use of aviation for humanitarian purposes.

August 13, 2012 - 4:20pm

The FAA recently proposed significant fines against both Horizon Air and FedEx for alleged repeated violations of Federal Aviation Regulations. The agency wants to fine Horizon Air $1.005 million for allegedly operating 22 Bombardier DHC-8-402s on more than 186,000 revenue flights when they were not in compliance with FARs. The agency has also proposed a $681,200 penalty against FedEx for 19 different occasions when employees accepted hazardous materials for shipment and failed to tag those shipments properly and inform flight crews of their contents.

April 23, 2012 - 6:52pm

It took a pilot to make one of the first moves in Congress to create one level of safety as part of a 2011 proposal to upgrade Part 121 crew-rest requirements.

October 20, 2010 - 1:20pm

In an effort to better guarantee AOG parts shipments within 24 hours, Pratt & Whitney Canada (Booth No. 2704) last month opened a new parts distribution center in Memphis. The new facility's proximity to FedEx's national hub will allow customers to place orders until midnight EST for delivery the next day, according to Raffaele Virgili, vice president of customer service for P&WC.

August 3, 2010 - 6:49am

Breaking for the Independence Day holiday, Congress extended funding for FAA operations and programs for a 14th time. New reauthorization legislation has been bottled up in a conference committee that is wrangling over a knotty problem that has next to nothing to do with the FAA–a little known provision tucked into the House bill that would make it easier for ground workers at FedEx to organize a union.

August 2, 2010 - 9:20am

takes over wilmington airparkDeutsche Post DHL has officially deeded the Wilmington Air Park in Ohio to the Clinton County Port Authority (CCPA), which is offering opportunities for tenants to develop new businesses at the airport. While DHL is no longer using the airport, ABX Air and other companies will still operate there. The Air Park was the Clinton County AFB until September 1971, when the base was closed.

August 2, 2010 - 9:20am

takes over wilmington airparkDeutsche Post DHL has officially deeded the Wilmington Air Park in Ohio to the Clinton County Port Authority (CCPA), which is offering opportunities for tenants to develop new businesses at the airport. While DHL is no longer using the airport, ABX Air and other companies will still operate there. The Air Park was the Clinton County AFB until September 1971, when the base was closed.

 
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