ACL partners with CORE to launch ULD tracking
04 / 10 / 2017
ULD firm ACL Airshop has announced that in partnership with CORE Transport Technologies it will launch a new tracking technology for its units.
The companies say the technology will allow customers to track the actual cargo loads by the container and pallet, that the tracking system will yield real-time “dot on the map” monitoring and status reports, and will reduce both the loss and/or the overstocking of pallets and other mission-essential cargo equipment.
They added that extensive beta testing in the field with international air carriers and an array of multiple ULDs, with 100% tracking reliability had been carried out.
"Market readiness is now complete. Regulatory aspects such as compliance with FCC and FAA rules have been addressed, plus rigorous adherence to RTCA-DO-160 (“Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment”," the companies said.
Ian Craig, managing director and chief executive of CORE Transport Technologies, said: “By partnering with ACL, we introduce a new benefit to leasing ULD Equipment, whereby the lessee can now have an automated avenue to track their leased ULD even when it may be outside their own system."
Wes Tucker, executive vice president for ACL Airshop, added: “This partnership is not only about tracking ACL’s 40,000 ULDs, it’s also about partnering with a formidable technology company to bring electronic ULD tracking to the whole airline industry.
"We’ve been working in unison with CORE in testing and development of this technology. The results are quite impressive. This is the ultimate solution for ULD Equipment tracking available today.”
Earlier this year, ACL announced plans to double the size of its business to around 75 stations over the next five to seven years.
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