Pegasus ULD solidifies change in healthcare air freight

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Sonoco ThermoSafe has announced a rapid expansion of the Pegasus ULD fleet accessible via a direct lease from Sonoco, or via the growing global network of strategic Partner Airlines and Freight Forwarders.

Pharmaceutical companies and their Logistics Providers face choices every day on how best to transport high-value healthcare shipments efficiently and cost-effectively around the globe. Choosing the right airline and temperature-controlled packaging solutions can make all the difference to on-time and on-temperature shipments, which ultimately needs to be safe for patients.

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“Sonoco ThermoSafe is delighted to add another choice. The Pegasus ULD is in a class of its own as the only advanced passive aircraft certified Temperature Controlled Container (TCC). The Pegasus container is a Unit Load Device (ULD), meaning it’s classified as aircraft equipment and locks into the Aircraft’s lower deck cargo hold without the need of placing the container onto a PMC (aircraft pallet) nor the need to use straps and nets to secure it onto the PMC prior to loading onto aircraft. Without these extra steps, the Pegasus ULD shipments speed through airports avoiding delays at customs and ground handling agents at the lowest possible cost,” the company said in a press release.

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Stations within Sonoco’s Global Service Network include partnerships with ACL Airshop, Unilode Aviation Solutions, and Focus WFS where the Pegasus ULD fleet is in stock and available for release. Each station is an FAA 145 facility capable of performing the required ULD Maintenance, Repair, and Operation (MRO) as per regulatory requirements for flight safety. Each station also performs ground services to include the preconditioning of PCM Bottles (Phase Change Material) in the Temperature Controlled chambers available on site.