Unilode Aviation Solutions, global provider of outsourced Unit Load Device (ULD) management and repair solutions and winner of the 2019 IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for its digital transformation programme, and Nordisk Aviation Products, one of the leading ULD manufacturers, have developed an integrated pallet edge rail solution for digital tags.
Unilode has started equipping its ULD fleet with digital tags based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5 technology. The solution developed for Nordisk pallets meets Unilode’s objective to provide a reliable, durable, yet in daily operations almost invisible and non-obstructive mounting solution for digital pallet tags.
Existing Nordisk pallets, including heavy duty pallets, will be retrofitted with the digital tags, enabling ULD tracking and measurement of temperature and shock. New pallets can be acquired ex-works with a pre-installed tag.
Richard Betts, Nordisk President, said: “The integrated x-rail digital solution for Unilode has been developed in good cooperation over the past few months. Nordisk is pleased to contribute to Unilode’s award-winning digital transformation programme, which is the next step of evolution in the aviation industry. Nordisk pallets will be fitted with the x-rail solution in the coming months and we look forward to the digital pallets being used by Unilode’s customers worldwide. ”
Benoît Dumont, Unilode CEO, said: “It is our clear ambition to bring the aviation industry to the next level of efficiency and supply chain transparency with digital ULDs. Sophisticated and smart solutions require stronger collaboration between the players along the supply chain. The digital solution for Nordisk pallets is the result of a successful cooperation and an important step towards our goal to digitalise Unilode’s entire ULD fleet for the benefit of all our current and future customers.”