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Fast work by American Airlines

[ May 12, 2014   //   ]

American Airlines Cargo has moved nine World Rally Cars and race equipment from London to Buenos Aires for the Rally Argentina.

Working alongside logistics companies Delivered on Time and White Knight Global Logistics, American transported cars from Heathrow to Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) through its hubs in Miami (MIA), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and New York Kennedy (JFK). Among the cars moved included the Ford Fiesta RS of M-Sport drivers Mikko Hirvonen, who currently sits fifth in the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) drivers’ standings, and Elfyn Evans, who ranks seventh.

Each car was placed in a special metal cage that is designed to travel on lower deck aircraft. The cars are completely stripped down, removing bumpers and such, in order to reduce the size as much as possible, and then they’re rebuilt at the rally site, said Michelle Brown, cargo sales specialist for American. “The measurements are so critical on these cars that we can only load in the door position of our B777 aircraft, as we have an extra inch or so allowance in that area.”

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