CHEP Aerospace Solutions has further strengthened its position as the leading provider of outsourced unit load device (ULD) and galley cart solutions, achieving certification from both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the maintenance and repair of aviation equipment (under Part 145).
The following stations in the CHEP network are now approved to issue certificates of release to service, both under FAA and EASA: DFW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, ORD, SEA and SFO in the United States, and AMS, BRU, CPH, EMA, LGW, LHR and MAN in Europe, with further stations to be added in the near future.
The dual certification enables airlines to save on fuel costs and reduce their carbon footprint by repairing their containers, pallets and galley carts at the point of damage whilst complying with the airworthiness approval requirements of their aviation authorities.
CHEP’s certified global repair network also ensures that its 30+ ULD management customers have fast access to containers and pallets, which have been repaired according to the highest quality standards worldwide.
To ensure even better coverage and meet the demand in the Middle East, CHEP will open a new MRO facility in Dubai (DWC), in addition to its existing repair station in Doha (DOH), to repair ULDs and galley carts in compliance with the regulations of the local aviation authority (GCAA).