TenCate Advanced Armor USA has signed a teaming agreement with Air Cargo Containers, LLC to manufacture lightweight air cargo containers. The fully-certified, lightweight, composite air cargo containers are 42 per cent lighter than competing aluminium containers, according to TenCate. In addition, it incorporates a proprietary and patented roll-up door with destruction proof side glides and lock down features for safety in operation.
Air Cargo Containers was granted Technical Standard Order (TSO C90d) certification for its lightweightcomposite AMJ model Unit Load Device (ULD) in December 2013. It is the first all-composite container to receive this certification by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It is constructed of proprietary composite side panels and floor panel, built around an aerospace grade aluminium frame, for lightness and durability as well as improved maintenance characteristics and flame retardant capability. The composite material and assembly of the entire container will be undertaken by TenCate Advanced Armor in the US.