Intrepid goes with AAR for A330F cargo system

AAR Cargo Systems has announced that it has been selected by commercial aircraft lessor, Intrepid Aviation, as the preferred supplier to provide up to 20 cargo systems for its fleet of new Airbus A330-200 freighter aircraft. Delivery of the first system is planned for fall 2009 with the remainder of the work scheduled to continue […]


AAR Cargo Systems has announced that it has been selected by commercial aircraft lessor, Intrepid Aviation, as the preferred supplier to provide up to 20 cargo systems for its fleet of new Airbus A330-200 freighter aircraft.

Delivery of the first system is planned for fall 2009 with the remainder of the work scheduled to continue through 2011. The systems will be manufactured by AAR’s Cargo Systems operating unit, which has already begun designing and engineering the first cargo system.

“We are working closely with Intrepid to design and build A330-200 cargo systems that will provide maximum efficiency and reliability for their airfreight customers,” said Terry Stinson, group VP for AAR’s Structures and Systems operating segment.

“We selected AAR as our Preferred CLS supplier to offer our A330-200 Freighters with the most robust, reliable and flexible cargo system in our baseline configuration to our customers” said Gerry Aubrey, senior leasing officer, Intrepid Aviation.

“The AAR system takes full advantage of the capabilities of the A330-200 Freighter, being able to handle both 96” and 88” pallets in side-by-side, single row or mixed configurations, as well as AMA containers. This flexibility to load various ULD configurations from one flight to another matches the mission versatility of the A330-200F.”