Air Pacific signs ULD outsourcing contract with CHEP Aerospace Solutions

May 3, 2012

Air Pacific, the national carrier of Fiji, and known as ‘the world’s friendliest airline’, has selected CHEP Aerospace Solutions to supply and manage its fleet of Unit Load Devices (ULDs) under a new three-year contract.

CHEP Aerospace Solutions is providing Air Pacific with containers and pallets from its global pool of more than 45,000 ULDs, eliminating the administrative hassle and reducing costs to Air Pacific of positioning, maintaining and managing its own ULD fleet.

As Air Pacific transitions to a fleet of newer, more fuel-efficient aircraft over the coming years, CHEP Aerospace Solutions will be supporting this transition with newer ULDs, enabling Air Pacific to save on capital expenditure and to focus on its core business.

Air Pacific Freight Manager, Francis Tan, said: “For more than five years we have had an excellent relationship for the maintenance and repair of our ULDs with JMI Aerospace, which is now part of CHEP Aerospace Solutions. So our decision to outsource our ULD supply and management to CHEP Aerospace Solutions was a simple one. Taking that extra step to outsource fully supply and logistics, as well as maintenance and repair, to CHEP is already delivering additional cost savings and benefits to our business.”

CHEP Aerospace Solutions President, Dr Ludwig Bertsch, said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Air Pacific as one of our newest pooling customers in the Asia-Pacific region. The synergies Air Pacific will gain from joining the CHEP pool will not only drive down costs for the airline, but also deliver benefits to our other pool partners.”