American Utilicraft's FF-1080 Feeder Aircraft Offers Solution To Terrorist Cargo Threats on U.S. Passenger Airplanes
LAWRENCEVILLE, Georgia, May. 29 - /EWire/ -- American Utilicraft Corporation (OTC BB:AMUC), the singular leader in fulfillment and distribution in the short haul route segments
of air cargo, today announced that in response to the U.S. government's concern for
international terrorists transporting life threatening devices and materials into the
U.S. on cargo and passenger airlines, the Company plans to propose a solution
utilizing its newly developed FF-1080-20 Freight Feeder Aircraft.
The aircraft provides, through it proprietary design and systems, greater control over the movement of international cargo in the U.S.
Retired Air Force General L.W. Svendsen, Vice President of American Utilicraft, stated, "The FF-1080 aircraft is ideally suited to solve the problem of terrorists targeting U.S. passenger airlines. The removal of international freight operations from domestic passenger flights could substantially reduce the significant risk we face while concurrently providing the controls to monitor the cargo shipped, its location, destination and time of delivery.
"American Utilicraft's FF-1080 can completely remove international cargo from the bellies of U.S. passenger airlines,' Svendsen concluded.
The FF-1080-200 is a dedicated freight aircraft that is specifically designed to move as much as 6 tons of freight in LD-3 (lower deck containers) from wide-body aircraft to the smaller airports around the country. AMUC concluded that the FF-1080 could provide airlines a cost-effective manner to remove international cargo from all U.S. domestic flights, allowing closer screening of all freight moving in the U.S., as well as removing the potential danger from domestic passenger flights. The FF-1080-200 aircraft eliminates truck road travel time, virtually eliminating exposure to dangerous cargo to drivers on U.S. highways.
In a recent interview with CNN, Vice President Dick Cheney indicated that the U.S. needs better planning and preparation for potential acts of terrorism against targets within its borders and that he will head the task force to affect the needed changes. The Vice President stated he expected the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to become involved along with military authorities and intelligence agencies. According to Vice President Cheney's plan, FEMA's role will be expanded to include an active role in ascertaining and handling the effects of terrorist threats with U.S. borders.
U.S. Government support of the FF-1080-200 utility transport aircraft will provide FEMA with needed additional airlift to fulfill its responsibility for disaster relief and post-terrorism logistics, such as the Oklahoma City Bombing. FF-1080-200's in the U.S. airline fleet can be readily pressed into service to provide flexible, inexpensive, airlift with the ability to use the smallest airports, interstate highways and un-improved fields as runways at a moment's notice.
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman, Ted Stevens, in the same CNN interview, commented that airlines inspect every single passenger and their baggage, however, tons of freight enters the U.S. without inspection and is carried on U.S. passenger aircraft.
About American Utilicraft
American Utilicraft Corporation was founded to target the ever-growing problem of addressing the overnight express, United States Postal Service (USPS), and e-commerce entities inability to provide effective fulfillment and distribution in the short haul (or feeder) route segments of air cargo. The result of the Company's research and development is a new air vehicle, the FF-1080-200 Freight Feeder aircraft, capable of carrying standard industry air containers on short-to-medium range/medium density routes, and an integrated air cargo information system for the freight feeder market.
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