New AEROTUF ULD displayed at Boeing ecoDemonstrator 777 programme

By Rachelle Harry

AEROTUF’s latest ULD innovation, the AeroTHERM Extra Cool, was showcased as part of Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 777 programme.

In November, the ecoDemonstrator 777 aircraft, which offers the chance to test eco-technology in the air, made its way to Germany where it was greeted by more than 1,000 people who were keen to explore promising aviation technologies onboard the aircraft.

Romar Frazier, BCA Advanced Concepts at Boeing, explained: “Sustainability is fundamental to the ecoDemonstrator programme. We collaborate with partners such as AEROTUF to test technologies under real-life conditions in the air to accelerate innovation for the future of aviation.”

The new AeroTHERM Extra Cool is a temperature-controlled container that tests and records temperature and performance.

Tom Pherson, president at AEROTUF, commented: “This new Extra Cool AeroTHERM model, further expands our temperature protective range, delivering even greater insulation to help keep perishable cargo cooler for longer, further reducing material and food waste, whilst maximizing durability, thanks to patented foam-core technology, standard in all AeroTHERM containers from 2020.”

Adam Barrington-Spencer, vice president of sales and marketing at AEROTUF, added: “We’re pleased to support Boeing and its continued push for excellence, innovation and a more sustainable future.

“Today a third of the world’s food produced goes to waste, with 40% directly lost through the air cargo supply chain. Our new Extra Cool AeroTHERM container will help to reduce that waste, while improving handling times and saving on materials cost.

“This latest innovation further demonstrates our commitment towards a cleaner environment, by delivering stronger, safer & greener ULD solutions.”

 

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