Cargo Composites partnered with Boeing to deliver a state-of-the-art composite aircraft with composite ULDs, all made in Charleston, to Air New Zealand. The Boeing 787 departed Charleston on October 6 for Auckland, New Zealand with Cargo Composites' newest container, an insulated ULD for transporting perishables via air cargo, called the aeroTHERM® . To date, Air New Zealand has purchased over 400 of the aeroTHERM® units.
The aeroTHERM® ULD makes shipping perishables more affordable by taking advantage of Cargo Composites' patented and proprietary design. There is no need for power or for a cooling system - the aeroTHERM® 's internal compartment is designed to withstand external temperatures. The insulated ULD helps protect contents from extreme temperatures experienced on the tarmac waiting for loading, when a standard ULD's internal temperature can quickly exceed 120F or fall well below 0F.
Tom Pherson, President of Cargo Composites, states, "We are thrilled to provide the aeroTHERM® units to Air New Zealand and to partner with the local Boeing facility to deliver the composite insulated ULDs on another locally made composite product, the 787. This is another great example of how South Carolina's aerospace industry is thriving with activity around the world."
Cargo Composites is an important part of the state's aerospace cluster, comprising more than 400 companies and delivering more than $19B in economic impact. Cargo Composites has customers all over the world and leads the air cargo industry with innovation.
Cargo Composites has a number of other industry-leading innovations that are currently being field tested. The company is expecting continued and rapid expansion over the next several years.
Cargo Composites has a proven history of leading innovation in the air cargo industry. The company has investigated and tested the complex trade-off between lower weight versus increased durability to develop the first and only composite technology proven to weigh the least but last the longest in the industry. With the industry's best warranty, the most innovative products, superior customer service, and programs supporting spare parts and repairs, Cargo Composites provides the best value in the business. Learn more by visiting the website at cargocomposites.com.