Tag Archives: cargo

Report: Army Eyes Midsize Unmanned Cargo Air Vehicle to Address Soldier Load Weight Issue

The U.S. Army seeks a midsize unmanned cargo air vehicle that can help reduce soldiers’ loads by eliminating the need for them to carry mission equipment and emergency supplies, FlightGlobal reported Thursday. Lt. Col. Jeremy Gottshall, autonomous aerial resupply capability manager at the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, said at an industry event hosted by the Association for …

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Unisys, CSIRO Partner to Develop Data Analytics-Based Border Security Platform

Unisys has partnered with the Australia-based Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization to develop a data analytics platform designed to detect security risks associated with passengers and cargo at international land, air and sea borders. The company and CSIRO’s data-science unit Data61 will jointly fund research to evaluate airlines’ data …

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SpaceX’s Dragon Lifts Off With Science Experiments, Research Equipment Headed to ISS

The SpaceX-built Dragon spacecraft launched Sunday morning from NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard a Falcon 9 rocket to deliver 5,500 pounds of experiments, research equipment and supplies to the International Space Station as part of the company’s 10th cargo resupply mission with the agency. NASA said Sunday the CRS-10 mission represents the …

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Orbital ATK Cargo Spacecraft Completes ISS Berthing; Frank Culbertson Comments

The Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft launched by NASA Tuesday has arrived at the International Space Station to deliver 7,900 pounds of cargo that includes crew supplies and scientific experiments. S.S. Rick Husband Cygnus‘ arrival marks the company’s fourth berthing with ISS under the space agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract, Orbital ATK said Saturday. “As …

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Boeing Gets 2nd ISS Crew Mission Task Order From NASA; Kathy Lueders Comments

Boeing has received its second task order from NASA to transport crews and their cargo to the International Space Station under the company’s potential $4.2 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract. The company secured the order after it completed internal design assessments and interim developmental milestones for its CST-100 Starliner space capsule, …

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Int’l Space Station Captures Orbital ATK Cygnus Spacecraft for 50-Day Stay

The International Space Station captured an Orbital ATK-built spacecraft at 6:19 a.m. Eastern time to start a 50-day berthing period for astronauts on the ISS to carry out scientific studies with cargo and other research supplies delivered by the company’s Cyngus ship. NASA said Wednesday astronaut Kjell Lindgren used the space station’s robotic arm to …

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Unisys Releases Air Cargo Accounting Platform; Christopher Shawdon Comments

Unisys has unveiled a cloud-based platform designed to help airlines process invoices, payables, receivables, waybills and agent commissions for their freight business. The Cargo Revenue Accounting system works to integrate with Unisys’ Logistics Management System or other cargo management tools, Unisys said April 9. Unisys wants airfreight carriers to share …

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The Complicated and Expensive World of Aviation Safety Meets International Scale as SkyLink Launches Compliance and Auditing Business

As an aviation services provider that rapidly deploys to austere and remote locations and operates under tight deadlines and great duress, SkyLink Aviation needs to stay at the forefront of aviation safety. “Aviation is an exacting science,” SkyLink CEO Dave Dacquino told ExecutiveBiz. “We fly in very unforgiving environments, so …

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Global Aviation & Services Group and SkyLink Aviation Agreement Brings ‘Western Standards’ Aviation Services to “the New Libya”

SkyLink Aviation has inked an agreement to deepen its relationship with Global Aviation and Services Group (GASG), a privately-owned Libyan international cargo and passenger airline, in an effort to grow the strength and reach of aviation services in Libya. The companies have been working together for more than 10 years …

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Rima Saleh, EVP of BD, on SkyLink Aviation’s International & Commercial Opportunities, ‘One-Stop Shop’ Model and Efforts to Help Stabilize Afghanistan

Rima Saleh has worked with SkyLink Aviation for six years and recently elevated to the aviation and logistics services provider’s senior leadership team as executive vice president of business development. In that role, the 25-year aviation industry veteran leads SkyLink’s BD efforts and helps craft strategy to grow SkyLink’s footprint and customer set. Saleh …

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Afghanistan Takes in Two Lockheed Hercules Cargo Planes

Lockheed Martin has helped to deliver two C-130H Hercules cargo aircraft for Afghanistan’s air force, IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly reported the same day. Gareth Jennings writes that these two planes were surplus from the U.S. Air Force and were received by Afghanistan at Kabul International Airport. NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan will help the Afghan air …

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Unisys Completes Ports Project with Brazil; Steve Soroka Comments

Unisys announced today it has completed the “Intelligent cargo” project with Brazil’s Secretariat of Ports, which is a study to monitor cargo operations and bring improvements to the import, export and navigation processes at Brazilian maritime ports and logistics chains. The study recommended improvements which include increased coordination between the …

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