AirBridgeCargo transports vaccine manufacturing equipment

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has transported vaccine manufacturing equipment to US as part of a Covid-19 production project.

The carrier said that a total of 840 tonnes of equipment for automation lines for the manufacturing of coated cyclo olefin (COP) polymer vaccine containers will be transported this year from Frankfurt to Atlanta onboard Boeing 747-8F  aircraft.

The project will allow the manufacturer to ramp up capacity to 600,000 vials per day. The first flight took place in August.

Yulia Celetaria, global pharma director, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, said: “We have already witnessed an emerging demand for Covid-19 vaccine-related shipments, covering vials, ampules, injectors, as well as production equipment.

“It is amazing to realise that the equipment we transport today will facilitate the production of more secure plastic vials made of COP which we might be delivering later with Covid-19 vaccines inside, once the Phase 3 trials are finalised.”

ABC said that  is expected that more than 50% of Covid-19 vaccines will be transported by air, with the major manufacturing regions being located in India, China, UK, US and Europe.

The project was conducted in co-operation with forwarder Streck Transportges and engineering firm Zahoransky.

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest freighter operator news

Fast-growing Western Global asks for fleet restrictions to be removed

By Damian Brett

Freighter operator Western Global Airlines has asked the US Department of Transportation (DoT) to remove restriction limiting the size of…

Read More

Share this story

Amerijet appoints Exp-Air Cargo as its GSSA in Canada

By Damian Brett

Freighter operator Amerijet International Airlines has appointed Exp-Air Cargo as its Cargo GSSA in the ten provinces and three territories…

Read More

Share this story

Cathay Pacific ramps up freighter network ahead of strong peak season

By Damian Brett

Cathay Pacific ramped up its freighter network to peak season levels in August, while two previously announced preighter aircraft have…

Read More

Share this story