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IAG gets on the horn

[ October 26, 2015   //   ]

Six heavyweights made the trip from Johannesburg to Miami this weekend thanks to IAG Cargo – six white rhinos were a part of a breeding programme to ensure the species’ continued survival. The flight was coincidentally British Airways’ first A380 flight to the US city.
IAG product manager for live animals, Gabriella Tamasi, explained: “With these rhinos weighing one metric tonne each, they take up a lot of space, so we need an aircraft that can handle them. Importantly, the A380 allows us to control the hold temperature to within one degree of accuracy – which is really important as rhinos give off a lot of body heat and we need to keep the temperature as comfortable as possible.”
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