Virgin Atlantic Cargo has become the first British airline to accept the new Sentry FlightSafe tracking device, developed by Texas-based airborne asset tracking solutions company OnAsset Intelligence, on its aircraft.
Jaguar Land Rover and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), along with four of the UK's leading universities, have announced a Â£10m virtual engineering research programme designed to improve the quality and capabilities of simulation, using sights, sounds and even smells to make virtual simulation more realistic.
Airfreight reliability and security took another step forward with the news that American Airlines Cargo will begin offering a one-time use program with FlightSafe, a leading GPS and sensor-based tracking device for air cargo shipments.
Two shipping firms based in Germany and Cyprus have pleaded guilty to felony obstruction of justice charges and violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS, 33 U.S.C. Â§Â§1905-1915) related to the deliberate concealment of vessel pollution from four ships that visited ports in New Jersey, Delaware and Northern California.
The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have announced that the Multilateral Electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB) standard has been approved, removing the need for bilateral e-AWB agreements between airlines and freight forwarders and thus simplifying the air freight supply chain process.