HONG KONG, May 28, 2014 — AAR’s Nordisk Aviation Products announces it has received orders for more than 1,100 lightweight air cargo containers and pallets from China Southern Airlines. Nordisk’s Unit Load Devices (ULDs), among the lightest-weight in the industry, will provide the airline fuel savings of more than 1,100 tons of fuel a year, reducing carbon emissions by more than 3,500 tons. The containers and pallets will be manufactured at Nordisk’s facility in Kunshan, China, for shorter delivery lead times to the customer.
“We are pleased to provide China Southern Airlines with fuel-efficient, lightweight containers and pallets that, in addition to protecting the environment, help to enhance the safe and reliable transport of passenger cargo,” said Boon Yang Sim, Nordisk's Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Asia Pacific and People’s Republic of China.
Nordisk is the leading industry supplier of air cargo containers and pallets, having delivered more than 680,000 units to the global markets over the past 40 years.
AAR (NYSE: AIR), with its Telair and Nordisk subsidiaries, offers a full line of main deck and lower deck cargo systems and a variety of baggage handling and freight solutions that enable increased payload and fuel savings. From the Nordisk Ultralite®, the lightest-weight certified container in the industry, to a patented Sliding Carpet® baggage loading system to specialized pallets, containers and air mobile shelters, AAR offers products with excellent strength-to-weight performance, high reliability and low total cost of ownership, backed by a global aftermarket support network.
About Nordisk Aviation Products
A subsidiary of aviation industry leader AAR CORP., Nordisk Aviation Products designs, manufactures and sells air cargo containers and pallets to the global commercial aviation industry. Nordisk, established in 1970, has production facilities in Norway, China and the United States and has spare parts warehousing and sales offices across Europe, Asia and the United States. Nordisk containers and pallets are flown by nearly every airline operating wide-body aircraft in the world, enabling their valuable cargo and baggage to be transported safely and securely. For more information, visit www.nordisk-aviation.com or call +852-2107 6668.
AAR is a global aerospace and defense contractor that employs more than 6,000 people in 17 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, (U .S.A.) AAR supports commercial, government and defense customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Technology Products. AAR’s services include inventory management and parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; and expeditionary airlift. AAR’s products include cargo systems and containers; mobility systems and shelters; advanced aerostructures; and command and control systems. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.