ACL Airshop to add collapsible AAY containers to its ULD fleet
09 / 10 / 2019
ACL Airshop has signed up to become the launch customer for the new collapsible ULD unveiled by VRR at Inter Airport Europe 2019.
The company gives its customers access to more than 60,000 ULDs across the world and is constantly investing in new technologies to gain more efficiency and cost savings, says Jos Jacobsen, chief technology officer of ACL Airshop.
“By embracing the development of this collapsible AAY container and the first to market these for our lease fleet is a logical step forward in optimising our management capabilities. E-commerce is becoming an integral part of our society, and the AAY has proven itself as a very good cargo carrier.
“In order to save on logistics we can now move the AAY container in larger quantities using less volume. This will save time and money for the airline and the end consumer. All these AAY containers will also benefit from our Bluetooth technology and FindMyULD application.”
Weighing in at approximately 280kg, the collapsible AAY container can be erected and collapsed by two people in just two minutes. When folded, the container is seven times smaller, and has a height of only 255mm. The units can be stacked up to four high on the B737F main deck, and six high on the lower deck of a wide-body aircraft. On land, the units can be stored up to six high.