AAR’s Nordisk Aviation Products has received orders for nearly 400 lightweight air cargo containers and pallets from Xiamen Airlines for its first B787-8 aircraft. The united load devices (ULD) from Nordisk are light weight which can save the airline a minimum 350 tonnes of fuel a year and reduce CO2 emissions by more than 1,200 tonnes.
“We are excited to receive orders from Xiamen Airlines to support the operation of its first 787 Dreamliner by providing significant fuel savings and environmental benefits,” said Boon Yang Sim, Nordisk’s vice president of sales and business development, Asia-Pacific and the People’s Republic of China. “A critical component of Nordisk’s success has been significant investments in research, design and product engineering. We have led the industry in designing the most technologically advanced, lightweight ULDs that provide operators with high-strength, lower-weight alternatives to traditional ULD products.”