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Aluminium Flight Cases- How to choose the right one.

Aluminium flight cases are essential when transporting fragile and expensive items, such as electronics, tools, and medical equipment. As the need to safely transport items across long distances has increased, so has the variety of aluminium cases available which can sometimes make it difficult to choose the right one for your needs. Here are some key things to consider.

What do you need to transport?   

One of the most important things to consider when choosing a flight case is the type of items that you want to transport. Some items are more likely to be damaged by certain things than others, for example, electronics items are more likely to be damaged by water and dust than non-electronic items. The most common types of protection required are from water ingress, dust ingress, shocks, impacts, and poor handling.   

Use of the case

Another important factor to consider is understanding the special requirements for the items being transported. This has a major factor in whether a case will be suitable. For example, if you need to transport research equipment you may encounter challenging environments both en route and on-site so additional protection such as bespoke foam precisely cut around the instruments should be considered. ZARGES Research Flight Cases are specifically designed for this purpose. There are also Aluminium flight cases specifically designed for Sport, Marine and Drones.   

Size and weight

Size and weight are important for several reasons. Firstly, ensuring that the case is the right size for the items you want to transport ensures maximum protection. Secondly, transportation and manoeuvrability can become more difficult with larger and heavier flight cases. However, clip-on castors can help alleviate this problem. Thirdly, size and weight have a direct impact on the cost of shipping the case. Therefore, it is vital to have an appropriately sized flight case for your needs as this can save you money in the long run. ZARGES cases have a large variety of sizes clever lightweight designs to maximise internal space.  

Custom foam Padding

If the items you need to transport are particularly fragile or prone to damage from shocks and impacts, then custom foam inserts are a great way to add additional protection and functionality. These are geared specifically to the items you need to transport.


One thing that often gets overlooked is security. Flight cases should not only be designed to protect the content but also keep it secure to prevent theft, Therefore ensuring your choice of flight case is fitted with high-quality hardware like the ZARGES K470 Range.   

Making the right choice

Selecting the right aluminium flight case can be hard. But taking the above point into consideration will help you well with selecting the right one for your needs. If you’re still unsure, contact one of our experts. They can talk you through the process and advise which ZARGES case is right for your needs.