CHEP Aerospace gets Singapore Airlines Cargo

The worldwide manager of aircraft ULDs and galley systems has just landed another long-term contract for the maintenance and repair of unit load devices.
This time, it’s Singapore Airlines Cargo whom CHEP Aerospace adds to their long list of customers.

The agreement which was signed last week encompasses maintenance and repair services for the Singapore based carrier at its Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Brussels, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas stations.
The agreement also entails the addition of further stations within the SQ Cargo network in the future.
In addition, the agreement sees CHEP providing storage, control inventory reporting,  as well as the delivery of pallet nets, corner ropes, tie-down straps and other so called consumables at some of the newly appointed stations.
Singapore Airlines Cargo will also be able to have a constant real-time insight into the repair process of their units through ACTIS which is a repair management software especially developed by CHEP for this purpose.

Strengthening the footprint in APAC
CHEP is proud of the fact that their repair shops have been certified by aviation authorities and comply fully with the airworthiness approval requirements of CAAS, CASA, EASA and the FAA.
Dr Ludwig Bertsch, CHEP Aerospace Solutions President, commented when signing the deal that: “Our new five year agreement with Singapore Airlines Cargo further strengthens the maintenance and repair division of our business and increases our participation in the Asia Pacific region.”

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CHEP has a ULD management agreement in place with another major carrier in the region, Cathay Pacific Airways, in addition to MRO contracts with Qantas, Air New Zealand and other carriers.
The new deal with SQ Cargo will surely please CHEP Aerospace Solutions' new Swedish equity house owners, EQT Infrastructure, who will take over control of the company from the Australia headquartered supply chain company Brambles.
The agreement (CargoForwarder Global reported) which is said to be valued at around US$ 130 million is expected to be finally ratified by the end of November.

John Mc Donagh

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