Tag Archive: Air Freight/Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo Starts Retiring MD-11Fs – AviationWeek.com

Lufthansa Cargo plans to phase out two of its MD-11s next year in an effort to limit capacity growth.“We don’t see at the moment how we can grow profitably using two additional freighters,” CEO Karl-Ulrich Garnadt said in an interview.The decision is bad news for the cargo industry as it signals that one of its …

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Runway where UPS plane crashed known as tricky – Yahoo! Finance

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Landing on Runway 18 at Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport can be tricky for pilots, particularly ones flying big jets like the UPS cargo carrier that crashed this week, killing two people. With a large hill and trees at one end, the runway lacks the electronics for a full instrument landing. That …

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End of an Era as FedEx Express Retires Last B727 – FedEx Newsroom

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 21, 2013 — For 35 years, Boeing 727 aircraft were a reliable workhorse for the world’s largest express transportation company. Today, the venerable 727 narrow-body freighter closes an enduring chapter in aviation history as FedEx becomes the last major carrier to retire the aircraft from service. The retirement is part of the …

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US cargo plane crashed in Afghanistan – video from Bagram Airbase – LiveLeak.com

A civilian cargo plane crashed shortly after taking off from the sprawling US Bagram airbase in Afghanistan with the Taliban claiming responsibility for “shooting down” the jet.Thanks to LL User http://www.liveleak.com/c/cgarcia1125 for the footage posted on his YT channel.But a Nato spokesman later denied any Taliban involvement, adding that the 20-year-old Boeing 747 had come …

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