Japan Airlines is now using 480 new lightweight
cargo containers on its international routes.
The new cargo
container weighs 58 kg, which is 41 kg less than the previous
aluminum container the airline was using.
The new container is
made of synthetic resin in a honeycomb structure that gives it
more durability than the aluminum one.
A maximum of 44 containers of the same size can be loaded on Boeing
777-300ER aircraft resulting in a weight saving of 1,804 kg less
than the previous containers used.
consumption can be reduced by 800 liters for a one-way trip if these
new containers are used on Narita-New York route.
using high-intensity materials can also reduce the frequency of
its repairs which is expected to further improve cost efficiency.
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