Airlines Cargo is opened wide and declaring it is “ready to deliver”
vaccine and therapies to combat the global pandemic.
“While the production of a COVID-19
vaccine remains unclear, we are inspired that experts and scientists around
the world are working together to beat COVID-19,” Jessica Tyler,
President of American Cargo told FlyingTypers in an exclusive
All Hands-On Deck
No doubt the deluge of demand for any therapeutic
deliverance from the scourge of the world will be overwhelming.
Earlier this year American made history
naming Jessica Tyler as President of Cargo for the biggest airline in
the world. Right now at that airline, you can feel a can do air of steely
determination as the carrier soldiers through crushing downward pressure
brought on by the pandemic.
Not since World War II raged in 1944, and
AA Cargo launched the first all-cargo transcontinental flights from LaGuardia-New
York to Burbank, has the world seen the kind of upheaval everywhere all
But now the airline that invented the ULD,
and branded it The Paul Bunyan Box, is squaring up and embracing the job
ahead in 2020, while ready to deliver the hoped for, and some say quite
near vaccine aboard its global fleet.
Cooperation Will Spell Relief
“As one of the leading cargo airlines,
we too will work with our industry peers in a collaborative effort to
mobilize any potential vaccine around the world,” Jessica said softly.
“No doubt distribution will require
a concerted effort — partnering with manufacturers and other carriers
to map out a successful logistics blueprint.”
Increasing Cargo Airlift Every
“At American, our cargo team is nimble
and creative, and regularly meets increased demand.
“Since resuming cargo-only flights
in March, we’ve expanded our network to meet customer needs related
“Our cargo-only schedule started with
more than 20 widebody flights in March and has since grown to nearly 450
total cargo-only widebody flights in August with plans for continued growth.
“Despite the pandemic, many of our
widebody aircraft remain in service to provide additional cargo capacity.”
More Belly Space Coming Back
“We recently returned more than 200
aircraft to the skies in support of the country’s largest domestic
“This expanded schedule also provides
additional cargo capacity to our network, showing that our team can quickly
mobilize to add aircraft should a spike in supply chain demand occur,”
Jessica Tyler said.
Experience World’s Largest
“American Airlines Cargo regularly
ships vaccines and has already been active in shipping COVID-19 vaccine
“Our ExpediteTC product provides temperature-controlled
handling, which is often needed when transporting vaccinations, and our
customers trust us to deliver these sensitive shipments.
can be crucial when distributing vaccines.”
“If a COVID-19 vaccination is temperature
sensitive, each shipment will be heavily coordinated and actively monitored
from origin to destination. “Historically, many vaccines cannot
be stored in locations without climate control, as the efficacy of those
doses could be impacted.
“Our team can configure the network
of cooler space already in our cargo terminals for such vaccine storage.”
Commitment from the Ground Up
“As medical professionals work to
end the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to providing the network and
cargo products that help keep the world moving, and in this case, playing
an important role in contributing to the world’s health,”
Jessica Tyler declared.