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American Airlines Opens Cargo Facility at JFK Airport

March 4, 2010
American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) has opened its newly relocated cargo terminal at JFK International Airport in New York. The facility offers more than 135,000 square feet of warehouse space and 24 dock doors

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) has opened its newly relocated cargo terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. The facility offers more than 135,000 square feet of warehouse space and 24 dock doors.

Its high-speed, computerized, elevated transfer vehicle (ETV) handling system includes two 20-foot ETVs with a storage capacity equivalent to 385 upper-deck aircraft positions. The handling system features six dock doors for processing containerized cargo, allowing it to bypass the regular freight-handling activities of the terminal. The handling system can accommodate any type of aircraft unit currently in use and moves units at a rate of 60 feet per minute.

Other features of the facility include three coolers for perishable products, an environmental room and a live-animal handling area.

The new facility is located in Cargo Building 79 on the North Boundary Road of JFK International Airport.

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