Jettainer deploys fire-resistant ULDs

Source: Jettainer

Jettainer has begun offering fire-resistant AMX unit load devices (ULDs) with Lufthansa Cargo, the first airline to utilise the containers.

The AMX containers are manufactured by Satco and are certified in accordance with the latest Technical Standard Orders (TSO) C90e specifications defined by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA).

Jettainer said they can contain a fire for up to six hours which adds “critical time for a flight crew to land the aircraft safely in a cargo fire event”.

The ULD firm has been providing Lufthansa with 50 of the AMX ULDs since the beginning of June.

Satco vice president of strategy Randolph Chappell said that concerns around the safe transport of lithium batteries was the main focus when developing the ULDs.

“Our main focus is to improve ULD safety by collaboratively working with our customers to address their safety concerns,” said Chappell. “One of our primary areas of focus has been the safe transport of lithium batteries.

“This is why we opened our Air Cargo Safety Research Center, the world’s first manufacturer-owned full scale burn test facility, to rapidly develop new Fire Resistant ULD designs to provide the best solution possible for our customers.

“We are very pleased to have Jettainer as a globally active collaborator, leveraging their insights gained while working with their airline customers and through their engineering team.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]