Telair Delivers 400th Lower Deck Cargo System for Airbus A330 Series
Advanced cargo handling system reduces maintenance cost
MIESBACH, Germany – Telair International, a subsidiary of U.S.-based aerospace and defense contractor AAR, announces delivery of the 400th advanced lower deck cargo system to the Airbus fuselage production line in Hamburg.
Telair has been a supplier of individual components involved with cargo loading systems for the Airbus aircraft since the 1970’s and will become the single-source supplier for the complete lower deck cargo handling systems for the Airbus A330-200 and -300 series of aircraft.
The advanced cargo handling system uses only one type of power drive unit (PDU) to provide the required tractive force to move ULD’s in and out of the aircraft and within the cargo hold to its final parking position.
“With a weight of only 2kg (4.5 lbs), it is remarkable to experience the power such a small device can produce”, said Stefan Auer, Director of Customer Services at Telair. “Using one type of PDU reduces spare parts requirements and associated cost. The unit’s design allows for on-board drive roller exchange, allowing for an efficient and cost-effective replacement of the wear part of the unit. The rubber on worn rollers can be replaced, allowing the reuse of the roller rim, further reducing financial impact.”
With currently more than 360 advanced systems in-service, the system has proven to be reliable. A similar system will be provided for the Airbus A350 XWB family of aircraft, extending Telair’s support of the Airbus fleet.
Telair International has served the airline industry for more than 40 years, with facilities on four continents. Today, it is the premiere one-stop-shop for the design and manufacture of advanced cargo handling systems and aftermarket services for the world’s airlines and OEMs. More information on Telair can be found at www.telair.com.
AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; engineering services and component repair. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.
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