Controlling the temperature of perishable products during transit, especially pharmaceuticals, is crucial.
Two questions we pose to Dia Romanowicz, Commecrial Cargo Sales manager at AmSafe Bridport.
Q1: What’s the problem?
A1: Three words: Tarmac standing time. This is where shipments of temperature- sensitive goods are left standing in fluctuating ambient conditions on the airside apron during loading and unloading. Approx. 5% of all transport events involve a temperature deviation from plan. IATA say that 57% of temperature excursions occur during these ‘uncontrolled’ air- cargo stages of the distribution process. During these intervals, pharmaceuticals can be exposed to exceptional temperature extremes as a result of the ‘greenhouse’ effects of solar radiation.
Q2: What’s the answer?
We’ve spent many years researching and developing this. We now offer a range of thermal cover solutions from single use covers to a re-usable thermal blanket, and all meet aviation flammability requirements in accordance to FAR/JAR/CS25.853(a).