Silk Way invests in fire containment

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
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Continuing to recognise the importance of keeping people and cargo safe, Silk Way West has invested in fire containment products for transporting volatile cargo such as li-ion batteries and related products.

By maximising fire safety in the realm of freight transportation, Silk Way West has kept its options open in the field of dangerous goods transportation. The company aims to be 100% covered in all areas of fire containment within the next year. The success of the Mantle’s 2000 li-ion battery test by AmSafe Bridport last year convinced the airline that investment in the latter's comprehensive fire containment solution was a responsible step forward in terms of safety for the expansion of its fleet of Boeing 747-400F and 747-8F aircraft.

“We are spearheading the development, which will be crucial to our future operation as we are seeing a surge of li-ion battery content within the cargo volumes we are transporting throughout our global network. Therefore, we have opted for Mantle from AmSafe Bridport to carry on a pioneering role in our industry,” commented Wolfgang Meier, CEO Silk Way West Airlines.

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