AS&E provides new security tool

American Science and Engineering, Inc., a company that provides threat and contraband detection machines for use in aviation and other industries, has developed a new “Z Portal” system that is able to scan cargo in ULDs and trucks. The company said that this latest detector is more compact than previous scanner models, which improves image […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 28, 2015

CHEP Aerospace receives dual certification

CHEP Aerospace Solutions, which provides ULD management and MRO services to airlines, has received certification from both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the maintenance and repair of aviation equipment. Several airports in the United States and in Europe have been approved for CHEP stations including Dallas-Ft. Worth, […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 21, 2015

ULDs: Going one way?

CSafe Global, which leases active thermal pallet shipping units and mobile refrigerators, has expanded its one-way trip lease options. Now customers can return a CSafe RKN, used to transport temperature-sensitive cargo, at no fee to more than half of the service centers in the CSafe network. Additionally, new one-way options allow lessees to end their […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 3, 2015

Jettainer upcycles old cargo ULDs

Jettainer and a German company called Airbar have brought repurposing to the cargo world. On-board trolleys, which were used for catering and have traveled the world, are being upcycled into furniture by AirBar, a northern Germany manufacturer. The Jettainer limited edition uses panels from used ULDs. In order to transform the on-board trolleys into furniture […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 1, 2015

Qatar Cargo inaugurates charter 747F service

Qatar Airways Cargo added a 747-400BCF heavy cargo aircraft to its fleet, completing its first chartered-service flight from Doha to Hong Kong. The aircraft will be used for the charter transport of oversized freight, using both belly freight and maindeck cargo capacity, with 39 ULD positions. The pressurized cargo cabin of the freighter will allow […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 11, 2015

India to open first private airfreight station

The opening of the Indev Airfreight Station in Chennai, the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, marks the first private airfreight station in India. Operations are scheduled to begin Aug. 1 in the 20,000-square-foot facility near Iringattukottai. The building was put on hold for nearly three years due to lack of capability to […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 24, 2015

CSafe Global opens service center in Basel

Cold-chain ULD manufacturer CSafe has opened a full-service center in Basel, Switzerland, which is also a new location for Airplane Equipment Services (AES), a maintenance and ULD handling company. AES already provides service support for CSafe ULDs in Frankfurt and Cologne. “Where we were able to provide some services and stocking of containers in Basel […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 22, 2015

Jettainer secures first Canadian customer

Canada-based KF Aerospace (formally Kelowna Flightcraft) has awarded Jettainer the management and servicing of its airfreight loading devices. A loading celebration of the first ULD was held June 11 at KF Aerospace’s long-haul services facility in Toronto. Jettainer will manage a fleet of more than 700 ULDs, mostly pallets, for KF Aerospace. Services include ULD […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 15, 2015

CHEP wins over LAN Cargo

CHEP Aerospace Solutions, a ULD management and repair service provider, has secured a contract with Latin America’s LAN Cargo, to provide maintenance for the carrier’s ULDs and pallets at Miami International Airport. The agreement includes using CHEP’s repair management software, ACTIS, at LAN Cargo’s hubs. CHEP was the winner of the first IATA Air Cargo […]
  • Staff Reports
  • May 11, 2015

Etihad unveils thermal ULD cool chain service

The importance of temperature control in shipping pharmaceuticals cannot be understated. But despite the use of high-tech cool-chain airport facilities, there is a potential weak point in every pharma supply chain, where ULDs leave cool-chain storage facilities and sit on the tarmac before being loaded into aircraft. To ensure the integrity of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 31, 2015

ULDs are ready for their closeup

SHANGHAI – Unit load devices (ULDs), as we know them, have been around for at least 45 years, but for some reason, they are still the Rodney Dangerfield of the aviation industry. During Monday’s “ULD Regulations Workshop” at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium, they finally got the respect they deserved as critical safety parts of every cargo […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 10, 2015

Jettainer creates U.S. division to manage ULDs

A month after securing a five-year contract to manage and maintain ULDs for Ft. Worth-based American Airlines Cargo, Germany’s Jettainer has established a beachhead in the North American market with a new division, Jettainer Americas Inc., located in Delaware. The new division plans to open other branch offices across the United States, beginning with Dallas-Ft. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 5, 2014

TAP Portugal seeks fuel savings with ULD contract

Lisbon-based TAP Portugal has signed a four-year outsourcing agreement with CHEP Aerospace Solutions to upgrade the flag carrier’s unit load devices (ULDs) to newer models that are expected to reduce the airline’s fuel costs by as much as €2.5 million over the length of the contract. Under the agreement, Zurich-based CHEP will assume control and […]
  • October 6, 2014
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