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American Airlines Cargo Accepts CSafe RKN Containers

October 27, 2014

American Airlines Cargo today further expands its global temperature-sensitive logistics capabilities as it begins to accept the CSafe RKN container.

The CSafe container is an advanced, compressor-driven refrigeration ULD which provides precise, temperature control of +4°C to +25°C (+39.2°F to +77.0°F). 

"With ExpediteTC° American Airlines Cargo offers an exceptional experience for customers who are shipping temperature-sensitive products. The addition of CSafe to our cold chain program provides customers with more options for their shipping needs," said Tom Grubb, Manager of Cold Chain Strategy for American Airlines Cargo. "This technology is desired by our customers for accurate temperature management of delicate shipments in order to protect and maintain the efficacy of potentially life-saving products for patients."  

To support these containers, American recently constructed dedicated Active Container Management areas in DFW, JFK, LAX, MIA, ORD, and PHL. These areas include plug-in stations which enable these state of the art containers to be recharged during transit to maintain precise and consistent temperature control for shipments throughout their entire transit cycle.

American is in the final stages of completing a new 25,000-square-foot dedicated pharmaceutical/healthcare handling facility in Philadelphia (PHL), one of the most strategic pharmaceutical markets in the United States. Within this facility, the Active Container Management area has capacity to simultaneously charge 30 electronic units such as the CSafe RKN.  Coupled with advanced monitoring technologies and emergency power backup for the facility, shipments are fully protected.

American Airlines Cargo continues to see strong growth in its ExpediteTC° cold chain program which currently serves 157 cities in over 45 countries, worldwide.


About American Airlines Cargo

American Airlines Group is the holding company for American Airlines. American provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe.

Every day, American transports cargo between major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. Together with wholly owned and third-party regional carriers operating as American Eagle, the airlines operate an average of approximately 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in over 50 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington DC.

This year, American Airlines Group Inc. topped Fortune Magazine's list of best business turnarounds and its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at


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