SAS, the leading airline group in Northern Europe and founder member of the Star Alliance network, has appointed CHEP Aerospace Solutions to supply and manage its Unit Load Device (ULD) requirements under a five-year contract.
CHEP Aerospace Solutions is providing SAS with containers and pallets from its global pool of more than 45,000 ULDs, removing the cost and hassle for SAS of positioning, repairing and managing its own fleet.
SAS will have an option to transition to using lightweight containers supplied from CHEP Aerospace Solutions’ pool, allowing the airline to reduce fuel emissions, helping the environment at the same time as reducing costs.
SAS Director, Network & Revenue Management, Kenneth Fuhrmann, said: “Contracting with CHEP Aerospace Solutions provides SAS the flexibility we need to focus upon our core business of flying passengers and cargo. CHEP proved itself to have the resources and systems to manage our needs. We look forward to our future cooperation.”
CHEP Aerospace Solutions President, Ludwig Bertsch, said: “We are delighted to have SAS as a customer. SAS enjoys an enviable reputation for quality and punctuality, mirroring our own values and our commitment to our customers of guaranteed availability of the right equipment in the right place at the right time. An increasing number of airlines are recognising that outsourcing ULD supply and management to CHEP is a viable and compelling proposition.”