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Multimodal 2018

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American Airlines Cargo

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American Airlines lands at Multimodal

From the beginning, we were staffed by bold and visionary aviation pioneers who flew a staggering array of aircraft, ranging from World War I surplus planes, like the Ford Tri-Motor, to the larger, more technical marvels of the day, our new Boeing 777-300ER.

Over the years, we have stayed on the leading edge of the air freight industry through a variety of innovations, such as:

  • The first scheduled air cargo service in the world
  • The first air cargo tariff, which established service based on density, volume, value and perishability
  • The first coast-to-coast all cargo flight, from New York to California
  • The first air freight loading conveyors, soon followed by portable motorized loading conveyors
  • The first corrugated containers for shipping ready-to-wear clothing
  • The first Unit Load Device (ULD), known as the Paul Bunyan Box
  • The first air hub and spoke system
  • The first air freight terminals
  • The first scissor-lift system and pet carrier container for air travel
  • The first coast-to-coast jet service
  • The first in-plane roller system
  • The first powered cargo loader - the Astroloader for the 707 Aircraft
  • The first "igloo" cargo container
  • The first refrigerated cargo container
  • The first super-sized cargo container for the 747 Aircraft

Today, we provide daily scheduled cargo lift to more than 330 cities in 60 countries around the world. Our customers include some of the largest shippers in the world, such as the United States Postal Service.

From those first forays into airmail to the heightened security of today and global scheduling requirements, one thing has remained the same: our spirit of innovation. A constant drive to find a better way still prevails. This commitment to excellence has earned us an unrivaled reputation within the air cargo industry as a leader, partner and tireless innovator. And we will continue that tradition as we fly into the future.

Opening Times

Tues 1st May 2018 10:00 - 17:00

Awards/VIP Dinner 19:00 - 24:00

Wed 2nd May 2018 10:00 - 19:00

Multimodal Mixer 17:00 - 19:00
(Late night opening & happy hour)

Thurs 3rd May 2018 10:00 - 15:00


Supply chain management for logistics and cargo owners.

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