American Airlines Cargo to construct a state-of-the art pharmaceutical handling facility

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Dallas Fortworth, August 21, 2014 (STAT):-American Airlines Cargo is constructing dedicated pharmaceutical handling facility in Philadelphia to cater to the large volume of temperature sensitive products shipped in and out through the Northeast corridor of the United States. The 25,000 square –foot facility equipped with advanced technology for monitoring time and temperature control devices, will be ready by this fall.

“This new pharmaceutical center will enable American’s provision of state of the art, dedicated services for our life science and healthcare customers. Coupled with our proven handling processes, this facility will complement our existing temperature-sensitive infrastructure enhancements throughout our network”, said Jim W. Butler, President, American Airlines Cargo. “It will allow us to meet and exceed the increasingly sophisticated expectations of those customers with specific temperature requirements both into and out of the United States.”

The opening of the Philadelphia pharmaceutical facility will coincide with the roll-out of a full ExpediteTC cold chain program across the new American network.

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