To celebrate our 70th anniversary, we have combed through our substantial archives to bring readers a glimpse into air cargo's illustrious past. Each issue in 2012 featured one article or ad from yesteryear; much of the content taken for the issues was originally printed in the '40s through the '60s and was published in its original form.
February: To kick off our 70th anniversary year, we published the first two pages of former editor Richard Malkin's October 1949 installment on the Berlin airlift. You can read that article, "From hot war to cold war," here. To read the rest of the installments, click the links below.
March: "Air freight is under-promoted," from July 1947, appeared in our March issue. Click here to read the digital version.
April: "Cargo will top passengers," written by former managing editor Milton Crane, was published in February 1953. It appeared in the April issue. For the digital version, click here.
May: Published originally in June 1963, "The door to the jetfreight age opens wider," appeared in our May issue. Click here to read the digital version.
June: For our June anniversary issue, we published the editor's note from our very first edition, which was printed way back in October 1942. To read the digital version, along with vintage cargo ads for KLM and TWA, click here.
July: Click here to read the digital version of "Noah had a word for it," a one-page case study on shipping animals originally published in July 1948. The piece was reprinted in July.
August: Another case study for August, and this one, "Airshipping activity," is a roundup-type article from October 1970. Click here for the digital version.
September: "Air cargo-conscious Britain," September's feature, originally appeared in February 1974. For the digital version, click here.
October: The president of Air Cargo Inc. wrote "Getting ready for the jet age" in October 1958. Click here to read the digital version, which was reprinted in October.
November: A portion of "The cats meow again," an article about the cargo uses of warplanes published in February 1948, was reprinted in the November 2012 issue. To read it in its entirety, click here.