IATA WCS: Cargo Composites launches lean composite cargo container

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Cargo Composites has introduced what it says is the world’s leanest AKH type composite cargo container.

The firm launched the new lower-deck lightweight container for narrowbody aircraft at the International Air Transport Association’s World Cargo Symposium in Berlin.

The new Flyweight AKH model features weighs 53 kilogrammes and is the lightest and at the same time the most durable composite unit of its kind.

The new AKH container makes use of the company’s innovative thermoplastic honeycomb panels and allows customers to benefit from the strong features of the proven AKE models.

As the test phase was successfully completed at the end of 2015, the unit is now entering series production.

Cargo Composites president and chief executive officer, Tom Pherson says: “Our new Flyweight AKH type composite unit finally allows short-haul operators to benefit from the ongoing lightweight contest – not only by saving fuel and therefore reducing their environmental impact, but especially by noticeably increasing their payload.”

By offering the lowest down time, repair rate and total cost of ownership, Cargo Composites doubled the number of units sold in 2015 in comparison with the previous year.

“The new AKH units considerably enhance our product portfolio and will definitely support us as we continue to pursue our ambitious growth path,” adds James Rigby, director of marketing and sales at Cargo Composites.