CHICAGO, Illinois - October 10, 2012 - United Cargo, one of the world’s largest belly carriers, announced today it will be accepting GS-5L, GS-5B and RSU-3 advanced tracking and monitoring devices made by Cubic Global Tracking Solutions, the asset visibility solutions provider for Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), for transport on its entire mainline jet fleet of more than 700 aircraft linking more than 370 worldwide destinations.
The devices bring shipment tracking and security to a new dimension: providing location, environmental sensing, virtual security-fencing and temperature monitoring to cargo shipments transported on United’s unparalleled network. “The Cubic suite of products is impressive and offers our customers additional options for leading edge shipment monitoring,” said Robbie Anderson, President United Cargo.
“The devices deliver enhanced visibility over several of our key products: UASecure high value, QuickPak and EXP express offerings as well as TempControl,” he added.
The devices are highly advanced wireless, personal electronic devices that include multiple sensors for temperature, humidity, pressure, shock, location and vibration. The devices contain patented intelligence and proprietary logic to automatically suppress the device’s wireless radios to an “off” mode -- ensuring safe and FAA-compliant operation during flight.
The United Engineering team reviewed the Cubic Global Tracking Solutions’ GS-5L, GS-5B and RSU-3 tracking and monitoring devices and found they comply with RTCA, Inc. (Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics) environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment, clearing the way for the devices to be used in the cargo compartment of all United aircraft.
Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems, cyber technologies, asset tracking solutions, and defense electronics. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services. Cubic Transportation Systems is the world’s leading provider of automated fare collection systems and services for public transit authorities. For more information about Cubic, see the company's website at www.cubic.com.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,574 flights a day to 377 airports on six continents from our hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. In 2011, United carried more traffic than any other airline in the world, and operated more than two million flights carrying 142 million passengers. United is upgrading its cabins with more flat-bed seats in first and business class and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any other airline in North America. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has orders for more than 270 new aircraft deliveries through 2022, including 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, 25 Airbus A350XWBs, and 100 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. United was rated the world's most admired airline on FORTUNE magazine's 2012 airline-industry list of the World's Most Admired Companies. Readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent flyer program for eight consecutive years. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 27 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com or follow United on Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.