Jettainer has rolled out the first batch of AMX fire-resistant unit load devices which were sourced from American ULD manufacturer Satco Inc.
Lufthansa will be the first to use these fully certified fire-resistant containers, which were designed in accordance with the latest Technical Standard Orders (TSO) C90e specifications defined by the Federal Aviation Authority.
Manufacturer Satco said its main focus is to improve ULD safety and one of the areas it has zeroed in is the safe transport of lithium batteries. The company recently opened its own Air Cargo Safety Research Center, the world’s first manufacturer-owned full-scale burn test facility, to rapidly develop new designs and solutions.
The new AMX ULD design uses advanced materials to contain a fire for up to six hours, adding critical time for a flight crew to land the aircraft safely in a cargo fire incident. Containers are not just exceptionally safe but also made of sustainable materials, making them lighter, durable, and long-lasting.
Jettainer said airlines can choose to use these new ULDs as an additional fire safety measure. The company has been providing Lufthansa Cargo with 50 AMX containers for this purpose since June.
“As a leading cargo airline safety is our top priority…Thorough tests have confirmed that Satco’s new FRC containers are highly effective, and we are very pleased that we can now draw on this solution thanks to Jettainer,” said Marcus Bezold, Head of Global Handling Performance at Lufthansa Cargo