American Airlines Cargo has expanded its solution for transporting temperature-controlled shipments to its entire mainline fleet.

The expansion follows a number of tests and trials conducted using CSafe Global's packaging and temperature loggers provided by CargoSense. Sensors were placed into passive cold chain packaging, which monitored internal package temperatures while aircraft operated in a variety of climates. The results found that temperatures of each package stayed constant, despite changing conditions during transit, confirming that all of AA Cargo's aircraft offer ideal environments for passive temperature-sensitive shipments.

The success of the trials allows American to nearly double its capacity for handling ExpediteTC solutions and extend its cold-chain solution network to 30 new stations, including cities like Cincinnati, Memphis and Pittsburgh.

“When it comes to cold chain shipments, reliability is crucial for our customers,” said Roger Samways, Vice President of Commercial for American Airlines Cargo. “By expanding our offering of temperature-critical shipping on all mainline flights, we are able to provide our customers with access to more than 180 markets, marking the largest cold-chain network in our history.”

“It was a privilege to work with American to conduct these trials and leverage our innovative thermal shipping solution technologies to ensure even more temperature-critical shipments can travel effectively,” said Tom Weir, CSafe Global COO. “Many sensitive, often life-saving goods travel the world thanks to effective cold-chain networks, and we are proud to play a part in that alongside American Airlines.”

As the global fight against coronavirus continues, this expansion will further support the airline’s role in distributing temperature-critical cargo like vaccines, pharmaceuticals and other life science products.