Oct. 6, 2014, Oslo, Norway - AAR’s Nordisk Aviation Products, in partnership with Airbus, has announced it has developed an AMV main deck cargo container exclusively for the A330-200F, A300-600 and A310-300 converted freighter.
By Stacy Bradshaw
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.”