August 18, 2014: AAR's Nordisk Aviation Products announced today it has started delivery of 400 Nordisk AluLite AKE air cargo containers to Korean Air. The Nordisk AluLite AKE weighs 65 kg and is the lightest-weight full-aluminium airfreight LD3 container in the industry.
"Korean Air continues to favour aluminium because of its simplicity in maintenance and greater recycling benefits. With the Nordisk AluLite, Korean Air also gets the lightest full aluminium AKE container available," says Boon Yang Sim, Nordisk's Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Asia Pacific and the People's Republic of China."Nordisk's relationship with Korean Air began in 1979 and has leveraged Nordisk's development of lighter containers for the past 35 years without compromising durability and quality."
Nordisk is the leading supplier of air cargo containers and pallets in the industry. With more than 700,000 ULDs sold over 40 years, Nordisk ULDs are used by virtually every airline operating wide-body aircraft.
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 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.
A subsidiary of aviation industry leader AAR CORP., Nordisk Aviation Products designs, manufactures and sells air cargo containers and pallets, also known as Unit Load Devices (ULD) 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-bodied aircraft in the world, enabling their valuable cargo and baggage to be transported safely and securely.