Cargo Composites (Charleston, SC, US) reports that it has partnered with Boeing (Chicago, IL, US) to deliver composite unit load devices (ULDs) to Air New Zealand. A Boeing 787 departed Charleston on Oct. 6 for Auckland, New Zealand, with Cargo Composites' newest container, an insulated ULD for transporting perishables via air cargo, called the aeroTHERM . To date, Air New Zealand has purchased more than 400 aeroTHERM units.
Cargo Composites says the aeroTHERM ULD makes shipping perishables more affordable by taking advantage of Cargo Composites' patented and proprietary design. There is no need for power or for a cooling system — the aeroTHERM's internal compartment is designed to withstand external temperatures. The insulated ULD helps protect contents from extreme temperatures experienced on the tarmac waiting for loading, when a standard ULD's internal temperature can exceed 120°F or fall below 0°F.
Tom Pherson, president of Cargo Composites, states, "We are thrilled to provide the aeroTHERM units to Air New Zealand and to partner with the local Boeing facility to deliver the composite insulated ULDs on another locally made composite product, the 787. This is another great example of how South Carolina's aerospace industry is thriving with activity around the world."
| A CompositesWorld release || October 16, 2017 |||