Aviation chiefs pay tribute to doctor who screened air crews

A PIONEER in aviation medicine, Dr Jagdev Singh Badhesha, died recently in hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 92. Jagdev was Malaysia’s longest-serving chief medical assessor and medical examiner and a true pioneer in aviation medicine, said Norazman Mahmud, chief executive officer of the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia, reported Free Malaysia Today, of Petaling Jaya, Selangor. He described Jagdev as a visionary leader who left an indelible mark on the industry,...


Sea Cargo Charter report shows shipping is falling short of climate goals

A new report from The Sea Cargo Charter (SCC) revealed the sector fell short of the minimum international climate goals set by the IMO by an average of 17% in 2023, equivalent to 165m metric tonnes of CO2e. Taking into account the ‘striving’ goals set by the IMO, SCC signatories were on average 22%...


Nippon Express launches air cargo from Ohio to Midwest centres

JAPAN’s Nippon Express, has launched a new air transport service named ‘NX-FORWARDING – AIR – Ohio Midnight Express’, reports New York’s Business Insider. Ohio, one of the most industrialised states in the US, is major source of demand for urgent cargo transport especially among customers in the Midwest. Cargo bound for Ohio has hitherto been delivered via Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, but Nippon Express has developed a high-speed air freight service that utilises the closer Cincinnati Airport to...


Electric air taxi maker Archer Aviation gets key FAA sign-off

THE US Federal Aviation Administration has granted Archer Aviation a key certification that gets the electric air taxi maker closer to flying customers, the company announced. San Jose-based Archer Aviation is making electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, or eVTOLs, and won orders and backing in 2021 from United Airlines, which says the new technology could reduce carbon emissions. Carriers have been investing in or ordering eVTOL aircraft, which take off and land vertically like...


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