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Page 8 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • FEBRUARY-MARCH 2018 We can deliver the valve... and the gas processing plant Our unique cargo fleet gets everyone talking, not to mention our 26 years’ experience of keeping our customers’ businesses moving. Big or small, simple or complex, we make sure your cargo is always delivered as promised. From a little valve to the gas processing plant, we’re the only people you need to call. Our engineering and logistics experts promise you total peace of mind by managing your most complex transportation challenges door-to-door, anywhere in the world. So, whether you need to move the valve or processing plant, we’re with you all the way. www.volga-dnepr.com firstname.lastname@example.org cover Telair okayed for B737 FLS containers A NEW Flexible Loading System (FLS) for all current production and in-service B737 aircraft has received certification. The Telair International AB system allows 737 operators to carry containerised cargo (bag- gage, mail, and parcel freight) in the lower hold of the aircraft, along with bulk-loaded bags. Commercial aviation lessor GECAS will offer the FLS to GECAS’ B737-800 freighter conver- sion customers for aircraft entering service this year. “This system improves loading efficiency and adds flexibility, especially for Combination, Express and e-commerce operators. The new system enables them to interline the Telair containers and reduce bulk loading times,” said Richard Greener, senior vice president and manager, Cargo Aircraft Group, GECAS. “The FLS allows Telair’s containers to be pre-load- ed and screened at the cargo sort stage and brought on board the aircraft using existing bulk loading equipment.” The FLS has three components: The Telair EDGE Sliding Carpet, an on-board conveyer system for loading and unloading bulk cargo that currently is installed on the 737 MAX and about 40 per cent lighter than existing variants; new containers designed specifically for use with the Sliding Carpet on the 737; and a new powered doorway ball mat for transferring the containers on and off the Sliding Carpet to and from standard ground-handling equipment . “Telair will work with GECAS and its custom- ers to install the system in the second quarter of 2018,” said Anders Helmner, president and ceo of Telair International in Sweden. “We are extremely excited that the system’s launch installation is on the B737, the most popular aircraft in the world. The Flexible Load- ing System is an industry game-changer.” SkyCargo is selected for sensitive Emirati satellite transfer ahead of launch KHALIFASAT - the first satellite developed and built by Emirati engineers in the UAE at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), has had its first uplift in its journey to space, being flown from Dubai to South Korea on an Emirates B777 freighter that was chartered for the occasion. Emirates SkyCargo also unveiled a specially-branded truck to mark the event. The KhalifaSat project was launched in 2013. Following its launch later this year the remote sensing satellite will provide images of earth for practical application in a variety of industries. Given the extremely sensitive nature of the shipment, teams from Emirates SkyCargo and MBRSC worked together from November 2017 to prepare and plan all the steps in the movement of the satel- lite from Dubai to Incheon airport, namely: - The satellite was first moved from MBRSC’s manufacturing facility in Dubai to the Emirates SkyCentral DWC freighter cargo terminal at Dubai World Central airport on a dedicated, remotely-monitored Emirates SkyCargo truck travelling on a geo-fenced route with a police escort for maximum security. - A number of trial loading exercises were conducted by Emirates SkyCargo and MBRSC to ensure that operations went smoothly during the actual transportation of the satellite. - The carrier’s team of cross-functional specialists including specialised load masters drew up an optimal loading plan on the aircraft for the safe transportation of the satellite. “Over the years Emirates SkyCargo has transported a wide vari- ety of unusual cargo, but being able to transport the first satellite manufactured in the UAE is a unique honour. “We are delighted to bring our expertise in air transportation to the table on this historic and momentous occasion,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, Cargo.