The Zurich-based ULD Management company, CHEP Aerospace has in the past couple of years become almost a household name among airlines around the world as a provider of ULD (Unit Load Devices) repair, management and pooling systems.
Happy customers make long-term partners
At least this is what CHEP‘s management aims for and seems to be working well.
Air Transat, the leading Canadian tourist carrier which offers flights within Canada as well as to Amsterdam and Brussels and holiday destinations within the Caribbean, has extended its present ULD management contract with CHEP Aerospace again for a further five years.
Less weight, less costs
The relationship between both companies is a long-standing one, which commenced back in 2003.
CHEP manages the complete Air Transat container stock and was instrumental in introducing some of the first lightweight containers into the airline’s fleet. This according to Air Transat has enabled the carrier to save considerable cost due to lower operating weights.
Growing pooling network
The carrier which has its main base in Montreal operates a total of 27 aircraft.
There are twelve Airbus A330-200/300 planes in their fleet as well as nine Airbus A310 aircraft, which are quite a rarity these days.
Domestic operations within Canada are supplemented with a fleet of six Boeing 737-800 passenger aircraft.
Dr. Ludwig Bertsch, CHEP’s President tells us that he is very happy with the contract extension with Air Transat. He states that “our global pooling network has significantly increased over the past years which has enabled us to offer more synergies and better solutions to our airline customers.”
If all CHEP’s clients are as happy as Air Transat, then things look bright for the coming years.
John Mc Donagh