Nordisk begins LD3 delivery to Korean Air

Korean Air continues to favour aluminium because of its simplicity in maintenance and greater recycling benefits.


AAR AKE Boon Yang Sim Korean Air LD3 Nordisk Telair ULD


AAR’s Nordisk Aviation Products has started delivery of 400 Nordisk AluLite AKE air cargo containers to Korean Air. The Nordisk AluLite AKE weighs 65kg and is the lightest-weight full-aluminium airfreight LD3 container in the industry, according to Nordisk.

“Korean Air continues to favour aluminium because of its simplicity in maintenance and greater recycling benefits. With the Nordisk AluLite, Korean Air also gets the lightest full aluminium AKE container available,” says Boon Yang Sim, Nordisk’s VP of sales and business development, Asia Pacific and the People’s Republic of China. “Nordisk’s relationship with Korean Air began in 1979 and has leveraged Nordisk’s development of lighter containers for the past 35 years without compromising durability and quality.”

Nordisk is the leading supplier of air cargo containers and pallets in the industry.With more than 700,000 ULDs sold over 40 years, Nordisk ULDs are used by virtually every airline operating wide-body aircraft.

AAR, with its Telair and Nordisk subsidiaries, offers a full line of main-deck and lower-deck cargo systems and a variety of baggage handling and freight solutions that enable increased payload and fuel savings. From the Nordisk Ultralite, the lightest-weight container in the industry, to a patented Sliding Carpet baggage loading system to specialised pallets, containers and air mobile shelters, AAR offers products with excellent strength-to-weight performance, high reliability and low total cost of ownership, backed by a global aftermarket support network.