A SPECIALIST in the air transport of horses, InstoneAir, has been awarded European Technical Standard Order authorisation by the European Aviation Safety Agency for its new Fully Collapsible Airstable.

The concept lowers container positioning or return costs by enabling empty units to be transported in the lower decks of freighter and passenger aircraft.

The Airstable features an interchangeable and reversible solid roof, making it versatile for the transportation of racehorses, showjumping and eventing horses, polo ponies and bloodstock for breeding programs.

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The new Airstable is said to be “quick and easy to use” and can be assembled or collapsed by two people.

Managing director Jeremy Instone said the newly-authorised container would combine optimum comfort and safety for horses along with welcome cost-savings for customers.

“We have been designing and manufacturing a full range of Airstable models for over 35-years to fit any type of freighter aircraft,” Mr Instone said.

“It is our commitment to investing in, and meeting, the leading aviation industry standards for design, manufacturing and maintenance which has earned us a global reputation for the quality of our equipment as well as longstanding customer relationships.”

The rigid and robust Airstable, built to minimise damage and repair costs, attaches to a conventional 125/96 pallet.

Its entire design is geared to ensuring the comfort and wellbeing of horses during air transport.

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