Case study – Recyclable tactical aircraft containers
After a standard aircraft container reaches the end of its service life (around 3 years) it is usually left to rot on site or dumped in landfill sites. Legacy containers are not repairable and are not recycled.
Norduyn was first to market with a tactical rapid deployment container that has a lifespan far greater than any other comparable product on the market. Using light weight composite pannels over a reinforced aluminum frame Norduyn containers are sturdy, rapidly deployable and collapsible in 5 minutes by two people with no tools used.
Aside from being more eco-friendly because they are lighter allowing reduction of fuel-burn in tactical transport aircraft, Norduyn aircraft containers are made from an ingenious assembly of composite panels and reinforced aluminum structural parts enabling quick repair of damaged pannels or on-site replacement of parts.
This is where customers also benefit from Norduyn’s unique parts exchange and recycling program – called Sustainable Air Logistics where Norduyn will take back damaged parts and wall pannels and exchange them against a refurbished container part. This unique sustainability program ensures that each container remain a useful part of troop and material deployment for several years of operations.