Air, Freight News


[ February 14, 2014   //   ]

American Airlines Cargo set a new system-wide record in January for the total amount of cargo carried on one of its new B777-300ER aircraft. American’s ground handling team in Los Angeles loaded flight 136 with 103,384 lbs (46,894 kilos) of freight on 21 January, the first time the airline has carried a six-digit load. The cargo was built into 14 containers and included dense seasonal vegetables such as carrots, asparagus, green onions, potatoes and celery.

The new total tops the previous record of 97,237 lbs (44,990 kilos), which was set by teams in New York in November 2013.

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