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American Airlines has room for pharma growth

[ June 30, 2017   //   ]

American Airlines Cargo has opened a new controlled room temperature (CRT) for healthcare shipments at Heathrow. The 1,700sq ft facility can accommodate up to 16 times more pallets than the previous room. 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.

Regional sales manager for northern Europe, Andy Cornwell described it as “a tremendous service enhancement for our European customers. 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.”

As the second largest carrier from LHR across the Atlantic, American offers up to 20 daily departures to the US, including two daily flights between LHR and Philadelphia in the heart of the US pharma, where it has a 25,000sq ft hub.