American introduces dedicated
pharma facility in Philadelphia

June 22, 2015

Now, your temperature-sensitive healthcare products have a brand new connection point in the strategic pharmaceutical corridor of the United States. Our 25,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania allows for safe and reliable transfer of highly valuable medical and life science products.

A first of its kind in our temperature-control network, this facility is completely dedicated to healthcare products that require the highest possible level of service and maintenance available. With a variety of temperature control options, this facility was designed to maintain full integrity of your most sensitive shipments. Specific offerings include:

  • 6,000 square feet for Control Room Temperature (CRT) passive shipments at +15°C and +25°C
  • 3,000 square feet that maintain a +2°C to +8°C cold (COL) environment
  • A deep frozen area (FRO) for shipments between -10°C and -20°C
  • A zoned active container management (ACM) area with powered charging stations for up to 30 electronically controlled units
  • Advanced technology for 24/7 monitoring of products, including proactive alarming, validated to 0.25°C
  • Full backup power generators in the event of a power failure

American Airlines Cargo is committed to the cold chain industry and ensuring your temperature-sensitive products receive the high-quality service they deserve to be on time, on temp and on target.

For more information on our new pharmaceutical facility or ExpediteTC° product, contact your sales representative today.

About American Airlines Group

American Airlines offers customers 6,800 daily flights to more than 365 destinations in 61 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. With a shared purpose of caring for people on life's journey, American's 130,000 global team members serve more than 200 million customers annually. Since 2013, American has invested more than $28 billion in its product and people and now flies the youngest fleet among U.S. network carriers, equipped with industry-leading high-speed Wi-Fi, lie-flat seats, and more inflight entertainment and access to power. American also has enhanced food and beverage options in the air and on the ground in its world-class Admirals Club and Flagship lounges. American was recently named a Five Star Global Airline by the Airline Passenger Experience Association and Airline of the Year by Air Transport World. American is a founding member of oneworld®, whose members serve 1,100 destinations in 180 countries and territories. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL and the company's stock is included in the S&P 500. Learn more about what's happening at American by visiting and connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at

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