German airline, Condor has awarded a five-year unit load device (ULD) supply and management agreement to Unilode Aviation Solutions.
Condor currently operates a fleet of more than 50 aircraft including 15 wide-body and 30 narrow-body aircraft. The airline offers scheduled and charter passenger flights worldwide, in addition to recently initiated cargo flights to European destinations.
Unilode will supply, manage, digitalise and repair Condor’s containers and pallets in a hybrid ULD fleet management model, which consists of ULDs dedicated to the airline’s use and assets shared with other carriers in Unilode’s pool.
Bernd Bechtel, commercial director cargo & airport relations & ground handling procurement, Condor, said: “We are delighted to partner with Unilode as we highly value their customised solutions and personalised approach to ULD management.
“A reliable supply of ULDs is essential for the recovery in our core business of flying passengers, and supports new revenue opportunities, such as our cargo flights. We look forward to growing our operations and working with our new ULD management partner for many years to come.”
Marc Groenewegen, chief commercial officer, Unilode, added: “We are proud that Condor has decided to entrust Unilode with the management of its ULD fleet. Unilode’s customer-focused way of doing business and providing its airline customers with bespoke solutions continues to be at the heart of everything we do.
“Condor’s ULDs will shortly be equipped with Unilode’s digital Bluetooth tags for enhanced visibility and efficiency. We are pleased with our new partnership and welcome Condor to our customer portfolio.”