U.S. House committee considers bill to fund FAA during shutdowns

Today, the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing to discuss H.R. 1108, the proposed “Aviation Funding Stability Act of 2019” that would fund the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the event of a partial government shutdown like the one ended late last month. The hearing examined how the […]

LaGuardia Airport suffers delays on day 35 of U.S. government shutdown

Update: Trump announced a 3 week deal to reopen U.S. government. Stay tuned for updates to find out whether the reprieve for cargo holds. This morning, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ushered in the 35th day of the partial government shutdown by temporarily restricting flights this morning into and out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport […]

Top 20 airports: Europe and Middle East aim to collaborate

At airports in Europe and the Middle East (EMEA), executives are focused not only on airport trends for 2019 including e-commerce and biopharmaceutical trade, but also on strengthening operations through collaboration  – whether within their own airport communities, or with partners in other regions. We at Air Cargo Airports spoke with leading air cargo executives […]

Indonesian Air Force require Ethiopian freighter to land over perceived airspace breach

  Two F-16 fighter jets operated by the Indonesian Air Force intersected a 777F operated by Ethiopian Airlines as it was passing over Indonesian airspace, and forced the pilots to land at Batam International Airport (BTH) in western Indonesia. Indonesian officials claimed the plane was flying illegally over the country’s airspace, which Ethiopian refuted. An […]

Fire breaks out at STL terminal

Firefighters extinguished a fire that broke out in the terminal 1 at St. Louis International Airport’s (STL) yesterday morning. The fire began around 7:30 a.m. in STL’s terminal one concourse B, and burned through plywood and roofing insulation below the roof’s top copper layer. The Florissant Valley fire department quickly reported the fire and requested […]

Union-backed security strikes at German airports disrupt cargo ops

Following strikes at Berlin’s Tegel (TXL) and Schönefeld (SXF) airports on Jan. 7, more German union-backed strikes took place yesterday, Jan. 10, at Cologne (CGN), Dusseldorf (DUS) and Stuttgart (STR) airports. About 600 flights at the three airports were cancelled yesterday, according to FlightStats. Germany’s largest trade union, Verdi, is in continued negotiations with the […]