SAS and CHEP renew ULD contract

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CHEP Aerospace Solutions AKE ULD in aircraft hold

SAS and CHEP Aerospace Solutions have renewed their unit load device (ULD) repair and management contract for another five years.

As part of the deal, CHEP will supply SAS with lightweight 65 kilogramme ULDs, which are 20 per cent lighter than the existing units, and will save 13,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide over the five years.

SAS head of network and revenue management, Kenneth Fuhrmann says: “You should never change a winning team, so the decision to extend our ULD management partnership with CHEP wasn’t a difficult one. We have been very satisfied with CHEP’s services, people and global network in the past five years, and are pleased the new agreement will enable us to use lightweight containers.”

CHEP Aerospace Solutions president, Dr Ludwig Bertsch says: “SAS is a valued customer who regards CHEP as a strategic partner, able and willing to help achieve corporate targets. SAS’s commitment to the highest service standards towards its passengers and cargo customers requires the same business culture from its partners and we are pleased to have met SAS’s expectations.”