AAR’s Nordisk Partners with Airbus to Develop AMV Main Deck Cargo Container
October 6, 2014
Hong Kong Airlines will carry advanced ULDs on its A330 freighters to maximize space
NORWAY, October 6, 2014 — AAR’s Nordisk Aviation Products, in partnership with Airbus, announces it has developed an AMV main deck cargo container exclusively for the A330-200F, A300-600 and A310-300 converted freighter. Hong Kong Airlines recently purchased the customized unit devices (ULDs) for its fleet of Airbus 330-200F aircraft. The AMV accommodates side-by-side positioning, allowing maximum use of space.
The AMV has a base dimension of 96-by-125 inches and is contoured to match the fuselage sidewalls. Previously, the only way to maximize air freight capacity was to use pallets and build up the load to match the contour of the aircraft. With the new AMV containers, cargo build-up will be faster and easier.
“Nordisk’s AMV containers contribute to the value proposition of our aircraft by allowing a volume gain equivalent to 1.5 standard containers, such as AAX, on the A330-200F,” said Didier Lenormand, Head of Freighter Marketing at Airbus. “We are confident Airbus’ and Nordisk’s joint expertise will continue to bring great business benefits to our customers.”
“We are excited to introduce these new AMV containers into our operations. We fully expect they will help expedite the cargo build-up process, especially for odd sizes and large express shipments,” said Alex Wong, Deputy General Manager of Cargo Services and Operations at Hong Kong Airlines, Ltd.
“This was another excellent example of how Nordisk’s engineering capabilities and experience enabled us to customize a technical solution for a specific unmet need in the market,” said Frode Eriksen, Global Head of Engineering at Nordisk Aviation Products.
“We look forward to many more successful partnerships with aircraft OEMs and cargo operators in the future.”
Nordisk Aviation Products manufactures and sells air cargo containers and pallets to the global commercial aviation market. Its solutions are aimed at making cargo transport safer and more efficient. Nordisk products have excellent strength-to-weight performance, high reliability and low total cost of ownership. With close to 700,000 ULDs sold in the global aviation markets, Nordisk ULDs are used by virtually every airline operating wide-bodied aircraft, enabling vast amounts of cargo and baggage to be transported safely and securely.
Nordisk has production facilities in Norway, China and the United States, and spare parts warehousing and sales offices across Europe, Asia and the United States. Nordisk Aviation Products is a subsidiary of aviation industry leader AAR. For more information, visit www.nordisk-aviation.com,or call +852-2107 6668.
AAR is a global aerospace and defense aftermarket solutions company that employs in over 20 countries. Headquartered in the Chicago area, AAR supports commercial and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services.AAR’s Aviation Services include Parts Supply; OEM Solutions; Integrated Solutions; and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Services. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include Mobility Systems and Composite Manufacturing operations. Additional information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.
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