Cargo operations have continued to fly throughout the pandemic carrying vital supplies and now vaccines, with all-cargo operations in Europe frequently the only market segment above pre-COVID levels.
Even with global passenger flights massively curtailed, with all the lost cargo capacity that entails, air cargo measured in cargo tonne kilometres is now reaching the level seen before the pandemic, helped by greater optimisation of existing freighters, and the use of passenger aircraft for cargo-only flights.
As we prepare for recovery and building back better, we take a closer look at this vital market segment and explore the role that new generation technologies can play in making future cargo operations more efficient, more sustainable, and maintaining the highest level of safety.
What will future air cargo operations look like?
Our panellists will tackle the big questions for cargo ops, including:
- How will technology impact and shape future cargo operations and flights?
- What is the potential of electric and autonomous technology in producing new greener and more efficient ways of flying?
- What are the challenges that need to be addressed to deliver this transformation?
- How can innovative organisations work together to promote sustainable technologies in the cargo industry?
We’ve assembled a panel of innovative thinkers from leading aviation organisations who will help us build a clearer picture of the future development of the air cargo industry