Qatar Airways Cargo has launched its Freight Load Control Centre at its Doha hub, and it says the system will be an integral part of effective pallet loading procedures for its freighters.
It says automating the weight and balance system will simplify manual processes by reducing the time required to set-up the load-sheet prior to flight departure. The system reduces time for load planning and weight check processes, allowing the carrier to manage operational and flight turnarounds.
Qatar says with the support of accurate data from the system it will be able to optimise payload and minimise lateral imbalance of each aircraft, significantly reducing fuel consumption.
Qatar Airways Cargo chief officer cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann says: “Automation and technology is seen as a highly strategic enabler for any business. Qatar Airways Cargo is proud to be the first Middle Eastern carrier to launch our Freighter Load Control Centre at our hub in Doha and to introduce the automated weight and balance system for freighter aircraft.”
“In addition to the numerous benefits this brings to customers and the business, the reduction in fuel consumption will also further reduce carbon emissions as part of our commitment to environmental management.”