American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) today announced its newly relocated cargo terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. The state-of-the-art facility, which opens today, will offer the latest in streamlined handling capability with more than 135,000 square feet of warehouse space and 24 dock doors.
The facility’s 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.
“After 45 years in our previous facility, we are pleased to provide a state-of-the-art cargo terminal at New York JFK – one of our most important hubs,” said Dave Brooks, President – American Airlines Cargo. “Our investment in high-speed handling systems for containerized freight, expanded dock and storage capacity, and a beautiful interior environment is designed to maximize the experience of our valued customers.”
The new facility is located in Cargo Building 79 on the North Boundary Road of JFK International Airport.