What are the benefits of flight cases?

Written by: Jon Duffy



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If you need to keep your valuable tech and equipment safe while in transit, a flight case is an ideal choice. Their sturdy, rigid design helps to protect your goods while you’re on the go. Want to learn more? Maplin are here to help you explore our wide range of flight cases and understand the benefits of flight cases.

What are the benefits of flight cases?

Also known as equipment cases and transit cases, our flight cases are made from metal or plastic. They often include extra features such as foam inserts, protective padding, reinforced metal corners and quick catch mechanisms, all designed to to keep your valuable electronics safe. Whether you’re travelling by road, sea or sky, a flight case is a wise investment to protect equipment, tools and tech during transit.

Aluminium flight case at Maplin

Aluminium flight cases

The most common type of flight cases are aluminium models. They are widely used across many industries and come in a range of sizes. Ideal for shipping your fragile electronics and tools, these lockable cases are designed to be robust with hinged lids and carry handles.

Aluminium flight cases are lightweight, durable and water-resistant for extra protection during travel. They can also be stacked easily, making storage less of an issue.

Constructed from lightweight yet sturdy aluminium panels, these cases provide exceptional protection against impact, moisture, and other environmental hazards, making them ideal for transporting sensitive equipment such as cameras, musical instruments, and electronic devices. Aluminium flight cases feature reinforced corners, foam padding, and secure locking mechanisms to ensure that contents remain safe and secure during transit. Additionally, these cases are customizable, allowing users to configure the interior layout to accommodate specific equipment and accessories. Whether used by musicians on tour, photographers on location shoots, or professionals in the audiovisual industry, aluminium flight cases offer peace of mind and reliability for transporting valuable equipment safely and securely.

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Plastic flight case at Maplin

Plastic flight cases

As an alternative to our aluminium models, Maplin also offers plastic flight cases to protect your tech. With their rugged lightweight design, they can deal with the regular knocks and impacts you can expect during transit. Shockproof and waterproof, our plastic flight cases also feature cubed foam and can handle almost any environment.

Crafted from high-quality, impact-resistant plastics such as ABS or polypropylene, these cases offer excellent protection for delicate equipment and valuables while remaining lightweight and easy to handle. Plastic flight cases feature reinforced corners, secure locking mechanisms, and customizable foam interiors to securely cradle and protect equipment during transit. Their durable construction and weather-resistant properties make them ideal for use in harsh environments and outdoor settings. From protecting cameras and electronic devices to transporting tools and accessories, plastic flight cases provide a reliable and cost-effective solution for safely transporting valuable items wherever you go.

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In summary

Both aluminium and plastic flight cases offer unique advantages and characteristics to suit different needs and preferences. Aluminium flight cases provide superior strength and durability but come with a higher price tag and heavier weight. Plastic flight cases offer lightweight portability, affordability, and adequate protection for most applications. By carefully considering your specific requirements and budget, you can choose the flight case that best meets your needs and ensures the safe transportation and storage of your valuable equipment.

Still undecided? Check out our full range of Flight Cases today to keep your tech in tip-top shape while on the go. We have a collection of both aluminium and plastic flight cases to choose from, so finding the ideal model to suit your needs should be simple!

Protection: Flight cases, also known as equipment or transit cases, are designed to keep valuable electronics safe during transit.

Features: They often include foam inserts, protective padding, reinforced corners, and quick catch mechanisms for added protection.

Versatility: Flight cases are suitable for various industries and travel modes, including road, sea, and air travel, making them a wise investment for protecting equipment, tools, and tech during transit.

Aluminium Flight Cases: Lightweight, durable, and water-resistant, aluminium flight cases are ideal for shipping fragile electronics and tools. They have hinged lids, carry handles, and can be stacked easily for storage.

Plastic Flight Cases: Made from impact-resistant plastics like ABS or polypropylene, plastic flight cases offer excellent protection while remaining lightweight. They feature reinforced corners, secure locking mechanisms, and customizable foam interiors for delicate equipment.

About the author

Jon Duffy is a Digital Merchandiser at Maplin.

An avid gamer from a young age, Jon has dabbled in gaming journalism and dedicates much of his spare time to this hobby. He also has an interest in music, playing bass guitar in a rock covers band.

Having previously worked as a copywriter with another electronics retailer, he was eager to join Maplin with their new online venture. In addition to writing blogs, Jon also works on many of the website's landing pages and adding new tech to the range.