NSPA delivers new loader to KAIA
15 May 2014
NSPA has recently delivered a new transfer loader to the NATO Airport of Debarkation (APOD) at the Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan (KAIA). This new ATLAS Transfer Loader will be used in loading operations of strategic and tactical cargo aircraft.
This new equipment significantly increases the capability of the Combined Air Terminal Operations (CATO) section over its older equipment, and almost doubles the lifting capacity from 11 to 20 tonnes for main-deck-height loading of aircraft as large as Boeing B747’s.
Supply and through life support/maintenance is provided as part of an NSPA-managed contract and the airlift required to bring this vehicle into theatre was provided by an Il76, from one of the NSPA Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS) partners, Heavylift Volga Dnepr.