DOOSAN sells ‘FLYING MULE’ CARGO Mover to Lufthansa

Air cargo presents unique challenges for all airfreight companies, where pallet weight is at a premium, whilst load integrity, safety and security also play crucial roles. Toughness and reliability are essential product characteristics for handling equipment, hence all Doosan air cargo equipment is fabricated from high gauge steel and proven components.

Doosan Flying Mule

Designed to carry loads up to 7,500kgs, the mule handles ‘Unit Load Devices’ or ULDs; containers which typically include Certified Aircraft Containers and Pallet or Net Assemblies.

From its manufacturing centre south of Berlin, Doosan Logistics Europe, has developed an expertise in equipment for airside use, with orders totalling over €750,000 in the second half of 2011.

Slave pallets, featuring roller beds for the transportation of the pre-palletised loads, also form part of the new deal, and over 30 units will shortly be going into operation at the Flughafen cargo hub in Frankfurt whilst further orders have already been received for Menzies Aviation in Johannesburg, via local dealer Goscor.

“Lufthansa is a very influential user of this type of product across Europe and worldwide,” says DLE Managing Director, Wolfgang Dittmer. “We’re obviously very excited to be chosen as a supplier and will work closely over the coming months to strengthen and develop greater co-operation together.”

As well as its durable design, the LEHF75’s power steering, traction battery rollers, 180° turning circle and an ergonomic tiller arm makes it an incredibly useful tool for the air cargo sector.

“You also need a machine that offers the safe and precise positioning of the load unit,” says Wolfgang. “It’s through our experience and product expertise that we’re able to offer a special truck that brings real value to the operation and it’s hoped we can further develop our cargo division.”

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