At IBC 2019 we got to look at CP Case’s AirShip range. These are lightweight protective cases that have been designed specifically for checking in on aircraft.
As cameramen and camerawomen, we are always on the look out for secure, lightweight bags that we can check in on flights. With production companies and broadcasters not wanting to fork out for excess baggage charges there is a real need to travel as light as possible.
Airship is a range of super lightweight protective case that offers a significant weight saving against equivalent sized products. AirShip was conceived from a client application for an extremely lightweight solution that could accommodate heavy equipment but not impact the integrity of the protective capabilities.
The product is extremely flexible and can be built according to customers’ needs and applications.
It has an outer rugged textile container with a honeycomb polypropylene inner construction and a laminated structure that provides rigidity and strength to safeguard the contents inside.
The inner foam case and HPP construction can be hollowed out to meet respective needs and the outer rugged textile container can be equipped with a multitude of different finishes: wheels, shoulder straps, hinged lids etc.
Where weight is the enemy AirShip is the perfect ally allowing single man use and compliance to IATA standards as and when required.
A range of standard sizes are available but AirShip’s capacity to meet customer’s requirements puts it a class above the rest.
- Super-lightweight protective solutions
- Patented laminated structure for superior strength-to-weight ratio
- Designed to customers’ individual requirements
- Significant weight saving against size
- No equivalent product on the market
- Will achieve weight/volume ratios of better than 20kg/m³
The AirShip cases can be fully customized and you can get quotes directly from CP Cases. While the cases are going to cost a lot more than some other options on the market they will probably make their money back in reduced excess baggage costs.