Virgin takes delivery of 802 lightweight ULDs

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has taken delivery of its first 802 lightweight air cargo containers and will add a further 250 new units in the coming weeks as part of its sustainability programme to save fuel and reduce its carbon footprint.


Virgin takes delivery of 802 lightweight ULDs


Virgin Atlantic Cargo has taken delivery of its first 802 lightweight air cargo containers and will add a further 250 new units in the coming weeks as part of its sustainability programme to save fuel and reduce its carbon footprint.

The airline will ultimately replace all 3,200 of its LD3 units. The first phase of its new composite container fleet will enable Virgin Atlantic to achieve further fuel efficiencies and reduce its CO² emissions by an additional 565 tonnes in 2014. Virgin Atlantic is sourcing its lightweight containers from Nordisk and Advanced Composite Structures (ACS).