Air France Cargo Looks to CHEP Aerospace Solutions for Enhanced Repair

chep aerospaceAir France Cargo has appointed CHEP Aerospace Solutions to repair its fleet of cargo containers, pallets and horse boxes at Paris Charles de Gaulle, and dollies at Paris Orly airport over the next three years.

This new partnership complements CHEP’s existing relationship with KLM and Martinair in Amsterdam and positions CHEP as a strategic maintenance and repair partner for the Air France KLM Group.

CHEP’s data-rich repair management software ACTIS will provide Air France Cargo with the benefit of being able to identify damage trends and related costs. This data will enable Air France Cargo to make more informed decisions on future ULD purchases and will facilitate working with the ground handlers to reduce costly damage to ULDs.

Air France Cargo Jean-Yves Chaumet, SVP Operations & Logistics, said: “The main reasons to select CHEP were its IT system, quality of repair, solid financial background and global standing, and the benefits that our partner KLM enjoys thanks to a long-term relationship with CHEP. We look forward to using CHEP’s repair management software to gain improved visibility on the repair status of our ULDs and ground support equipment.”

CHEP Aerospace Solutions President, Dr. Ludwig Bertsch, said: “We are delighted to be entering into a partnership with Air France Cargo together with our long-term local partner Aeronet Services. This builds upon the momentum of our recent contract wins with Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and TAP Portugal, demonstrating that the strength of our network, service and systems is being recognised by the industry.

 AF-KL-MP Cargo (www.afklcargo.com) is the dedicated air cargo business of Air France, KLM and Martinair. It is the world’s largest intercontinental air cargo carrier, with over 250 destinations in 116 countries and more than 2100 flight departures per day.

CHEP Aerospace Solutions, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, manages the largest independent global fleet of Unit Load Devices (ULDs), owns an extensive global repair network and offers complete ULD and galley cart outsourcing solutions, including fast access to ULDs through Short Term Solutions. CHEP Aerospace Solutions integrates the world’s leading independent ULD pooling provider, Unitpool, and three of the industry’s most respected maintenance and repair organisations (MROs), JMI Aerospace, Driessen Services and Airworld Services, with a network of more than 350 served airports, 50 certified repair centres and 14 regional offices worldwide. CHEP Aerospace Solutions is part of Brambles Limited. For more information on CHEP Aerospace Solutions please visit www.chep.com/aerospace.