CSafe RKN Receives FAA Approval for Upper Deck

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May 29, 2014

CSafe Global’s RKN has been granted FAA approval for use on the upper deck of aircraft and is now the only unit of its kind to have FAA approval for use on both lower and upper decks. No modifications or changes were required to the current CSafe RKN design, allowing the current fleet to fly while active on either deck.

CEO Brian Kohr explained: “FAA approval is a mandatory requirement for all active containers on US airlines.  CSafe was the first, and we remain the only company, to be granted FAA approval for our RKN. The new approval for the upper deck expands the lanes and flights that are now available to our partners.”

In 2008, when CSafe received its original FAA approval, the most common position for freight was on the lower deck.  Kohr continued: “In the last six years, we’ve seen an increase in conversions to narrow body aircraft for freight service.  After consulting with our key global partners, we sought FAA approval for use of the CSafe RKN on the upper deck.”

Forwarders need choices, quicker delivery times and scalability – particularly for high-value biopharmaceutical products. Being able to use the CSafe RKN on both the upper and lower decks will enable them to transport temperature-sensitive products originating from closer to the ship location to destinations closer to the receiving location thus reducing road transport and providing faster delivery times.

The most recent FAA approval is yet another example of CSafe Global’s consultancy philosophy and their continuing commitment to work with their partners to develop a successful temperature-controlled supply chain.

About CSafe Global:

CSafe Global is the world’s largest producer of actively controlled mobile refrigeration units for biopharmaceutical companies, healthcare organizations, global military organizations and international disaster relief agencies.  The company manufacturers AcuTemp brand passive packaging and hand-held mobile carriers, the CSafe brand of active containers, and is the exclusive manufacturer and provider of ThermoCor vacuum insulation.

The active solution product assortment includes the CSafe RKN, the only compressor-driven air cargo container of its kind with approvals from both the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).  The RKN utilizes heating and compressor-driven cooling technology to eliminate the risks associated with extreme ambient conditions as well as the cost, aggravation and environmental challenges associated with dry ice transportation with benefits that include eliminating the need for refrigerated trucking and/or temperature-controlled packaging.

CSafe Global’s AcuTemp brand has provided more than ten thousand hand-held mobile management solutions since its founding more than 25 years ago. The passive solution assortment includes packaging for 2-8°C, CRT and frozen shipments with hold times from 12 to 240 hours and with payload volumes up to 50 liters.