Swiss Airtainer has EASA approval for new container

Yverdons-les-Bains, Switzerland: Swiss Airtainer has a new active air freight container which has received regulatory approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency.

It enables the company to begin offering its unit-load device for shipments.

“We are extremely satisfied that our technology has passed the rigorous standards of EASA,” says Eduard Seligman, chief executive, Swiss Airtainer.

“We are already in communication with leading pharmaceutical manufacturers, logistics providers and airlines;” and the company expects to begin pilot and commercial programs in the coming year.

The new active container weighs 388kg and has solar panels so that the unit can charge its batteries when it is on the tarmac awaiting loading.

Onboard sensors with internet connection provide real-time data monitoring with software tha meets standards for data quality in pharma operations, Swiss Airtainer says.