InstoneAir has been awarded European Technical Standard Order (ETSO) authorisation by the European Aviation Safety Agency for its new Fully Collapsible Airstable.
This novel horsebox lowers container positioning or return costs by enabling empty units to be transported in the lower decks of freighter and passenger aircraft. Designed to fit all wide-bodied freighters, including B747, B777, MD11, A310 and B767 aircraft, the Airstable features an interchangeable and reversible solid roof, making it extremely versatile for the transportation of racehorses, showjumping and eventing horses, polo ponies and bloodstock for breeding programmes.
InstoneAir is the only UK company designing and building fully compliant EASA-certified Airstables for horses and already includes rigid and drop-top Airstables, as well as wide-bodied and narrow-bodied charter stalls, in its equipment fleet of more than 450 units. It now plans to produce 50-100 Fully Collapsible Airstables a year at its UK manufacturing plant to meet growing demand from airlines and bloodstock shipping agents.
The new Airstable is quick and easy to use and can be assembled or collapsed by two people in just 15 minutes. It will be available to InstoneAir customers for ad hoc or contract rentals, as well as outright sale.