Hong Kong Airlines orders joint Nordisk / Airbus developed main deck container

Nordisk AMV containers will maximize air freight capacity and utilization on A330-200F, A300-600 and A310-300 converted freighter.
Nordisk AMV containers will maximize air freight capacity and utilization on A330-200F, A300-600 and A310-300 converted freighter. (© Nordisk)

AAR’s Nordisk Aviation Products AS announces that Hong Kong Airlines has placed an order for 40 Nordisk AMV main deck cargo containers for its fleet of A330‐200F aircraft. The Nordisk AMV container, custom designed by Nordisk Aviation Products in partnership with Airbus, has a base dimension of 96 x 125″, and accommodates side‐by‐side loading of unit load devices (ULDs) on the main deck of the A330‐200F as well as the A300‐600 and A310‐300 converted freighters.

The AMV is contoured to match the fuselage sidewalls, allowing carriers to take maximum advantage of the available space. Previously, the only way to maximize air freight capacity was to use pallets and build up, with the load to match the contour of the aircraft. The use of containers will also allow fast and easy cargo build-up.

„We are excited to introduce these new AMV containers into our operations. We fully expect they will help expedite the cargo build-up process, especially for odd sizes and large amount of express shipments,“ said Mr Alex Wong, Deputy General Manager of Cargo Services and Operations at Hong Kong Airlines, Ltd.

„Nordisk’s AMV containers contribute to the value proposition of our aircraft by allowing a volume gain equivalent to 1.5 standard containers, such as AAX, on the A330‐200F,“ said Didier Lenormand, Head of Freighter Marketing at Airbus. „We are confident Airbus‘ and Nordisk’s joint expertise will continue to bring great business benefits to our customers.“

Nordisk is a global ULD brand focused on making cargo transport safer and more efficient. With 700,000 ULDs sold in the global aviation markets, Nordisk ULDs are used by virtually every airline operating Wide-bodied aircraft, enabling vast amounts of cargo and baggage to be transported safely and securely.

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