April 3, 2014
Telair delivers 400th lower deck cargo system for Airbus A330 series
Telair International, a subsidiary of U.S.-based aerospace and defense contractor AAR, announced delivery of the 400th advanced lower deck cargo system to the Airbus fuselage production line in Hamburg. Telair has been a supplier of individual components involved with cargo loading systems for the Airbus aircraft since the 1970’s and will become the single-source supplier for the complete lower deck cargo handling systems for the Airbus A330-200 and -300 series of aircraft. The advanced cargo handling system uses only one type of power drive unit (PDU) to provide the required tractive force to move ULD’s in and out of the aircraft and within the cargo hold to its final parking position. With currently more than 360 advanced systems in-service, the system has proven to be reliable. A similar system will be provided for the Airbus A350 XWB family of aircraft, extending Telair’s support of the Airbus fleet.