HK Airlines orders joint Nordisk/Airbus ULDs
AAR’s Nordisk Aviation Products has announced that Hong Kong Airlines has placed an order for 40 AMV main deck cargo containers for its fl eet of A330â€200F aircraft.
November 10, 2014
AAR’s Nordisk Aviation Products has announced that Hong Kong Airlines has placed an order for 40 AMV main deck cargo containers for its fl eet of A330â€200F aircraft. The AMV container, custom designed by Nordisk in partnership with Airbus, has a base dimension of 96” x 125”, and accommodates sideâ€byâ€side loading of unit load devices (ULDs) on the main deck of the A330â€200F as well as the A300â€600 and A310â€300 converted freighters.
The Nordisk AMV is contoured to match the fuselage sidewalls, allowing carriers to take maximum advantage of the available space. Previously, the only way to maximise air freight capacity was to use pallets and build up, with the load to match the contour of the aircraft. Th e use of containers will also allow fast and easy cargo buildâ€up.
“We are excited to introduce these new AMV containers into our operations. We fully expect they will help expedite the cargo buildâ€up process, especially for odd sizes and large amount of express shipments,” said Alex Wong, deputy GM of Cargo Services and Operations at Hong Kong Airlines.
“Nordisk’s AMV containers contribute to the value proposition of our aircraft by allowing a volume gain equivalent to 1.5 standard containers, such as AAX, on the A330â€200F,” said Didier Lenormand, head of Freighter Marketing at Airbus. “We are confident Airbus’ and Nordisk’s joint expertise will continue to bring great business benefi ts to our customers.”