AA Cargo transports World Trade Center beam to memorial site

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AUG 19, 2015: American Airlines Cargo (AA Cargo) has taken part in the transport of a 2,000 pound World Trade Center beam from New York to the Kennedy Space Center Fire Rescue 9/11 Memorial in Cape Canaveral. American Airlines worked closely with the Kennedy Space Center Fire Rescue and members represented by the Transport Workers Union (TWU) — International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, to begin the transport of the beam on August 12. AA Cargo and Ground Services Inc, a partner trucking company, donated all transportation costs for this important artifact, which took a fully escorted journey from New York to Florida. American’s JFK team refurbished a tug and dolly specifically to transport the beam and also created a special crate for its journey to Florida. Ground Services then transported the beam, housed in an American flag-draped container from the facility at JFK to Philadelphia (PHL), where it was carefully loaded onto a Boeing 767-300 bound for Miami Airport. The beam completed its journey to the Kennedy Space Center Fire Rescue 9/11 Memorial in Cape Canaveral on August 14. President of AA Cargo Jim Butler said, “On behalf of the thousands of dedicated employees of AA Cargo, it is an incredible honour for us to have been entrusted with this move. This is a moment for us to reflect that air cargo is far more than just a business.”  
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