As part of American’s commitment to support the expansion of its healthcare and pharmaceutical services, American Airlines Cargo has announced the opening of a new Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) facility at its London Heathrow (LHR) cargo center. The new room is 1,700 square feet (160 square meters), and can accommodate up to 16 times more standard euro skid pallets at one time than the previous room, providing airline customers with greater capacity when it comes to moving temperature-sensitive healthcare freight to and from LHR.
It is a fully monitored and alarmed facility, where the standard operating temperature will be set to maintain passive products at +59°F to +77°F (+15°C to +25°C). Euro Scan software is used to monitor precise temperatures within the facility, which will provide real-time information to the American operations team, and will be used for reporting purposes.
“This is a tremendous service enhancement for our European customers,” says Andy Cornwell, regional sales manager for northern Europe. “This new, far larger facility, can meet their needs even more effectively now and in the future. And this will be further improved when our COL +2°C to +8°C (+35°F to +46°F) storage for pharma products comes on stream later this summer.”