American expands controlled temperature product
American Airlines Cargo Division said Tuesday it would roll out a new express temperature-controlled service on a worldwide basis.
The airline said it was offering the ExpediteTC product to its customers globally, following a successful trial in the early summer between 10 U.S. and international cities.
AA Cargo said its personnel would monitor specific temperature ranges at various points during transit and that dry ice and batteries will be maintained as needed. The airline offers a 100 percent flown-as-booked guarantee, in addition to the specialized handling, monitoring and tracking.
The airline said it worked closely with specialist container manufacturer Envirotainer to offer three container types for American’s customers, including LD3, LD7 and “E” type containers, which can also be shipped on narrow-body aircraft. The result is a product that allows the customer to determine the internal temperature, within -20 to 20 degrees Celsius. The airline said these temperature conditions are particularly valuable to shippers of pharmaceuticals and other high-value perishables.