CHEP Aerospace Solutions, the leading independent provider of outsourced Unit Load Device (ULD) and galley cart services, has signed a five-year agreement with Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii’s biggest and longest-serving airline, for the supply and management of ULDs.
CHEP Aerospace Solutions is providing Hawaiian Airlines with containers and pallets from its global pool of more than 58,000 ULDs and will also transition the airline to fuel-saving and more environmentally friendly lightweight containers.
Hawaiian Airlines Managing Director of Cargo Sales and Service, Tim Strauss, said: “As we expand our operations with a growing fleet of aircraft and additional destinations, we also value the flexibility of being able to adjust ULD stock levels on a monthly basis. The supply and management of ULDs by CHEP Aerospace Solutions, our partner in maintenance and repair of ULDs since 1999, will further reduce costs and increase efficiencies. The transition of our container fleet to lightweight units will also provide us with significant fuel savings and reduced carbon emissions. We look forward to continued success with CHEP.”
CHEP Aerospace Solutions President, Dr. Ludwig Bertsch, said: “We are delighted that Hawaiian Airlines has joined our growing list of ULD management customers and we are now able to provide one of the largest US carriers with our all-inclusive ULD management solution. Hawaiian Airlines complements our existing pooling network very well and the increased synergies in key stations in the United States and Asia also benefit our other customer airlines. Hawaiian Airlines has received several on-time performance awards and other industry recognition and we are committed to supporting its continued efforts in service excellence by supplying the right ULDs, in the right place, at the right time. Our maintenance and repair station in Honolulu, in addition to other facilities within our global network, will further reduce the total cost of ownership of ULDs for Hawaiian Airlines.”