Four more years for Etihad-Jettainer deal

09 / 05 / 2017

Etihad Airways is to extend its cooperation with ULD management company Jettainer until 2021. The Lufthansa-owned outsourcing firm will continue to manage and maintain the container fleet of the UAE airline and will also introduce intelligent containers that automatically give their position, temperature or maintenance status.

Etihad Cargo will be Jettainer’s first customer for the smart containers, which are fitted with and can autonomously measure changes in temperature, shocks and other external influences, as well as give status updates.

Senior vice president Etihad Airways, David Kerr, said: “The renewal of our agreement is testament to our strong collaboration, and will ensure our customers continue to enjoy a consistent delivery of products and services.”

Jettainer managing director, Carsten Hernig, expanded: “The cooperation with Etihad Cargo has turned Abu Dhabi into one of our most important hubs. The trust we’ve now been given is a confirmation of our work and an incentive to continue to convince through our best service in the future. Furthermore, Etihad Cargo, as an innovative and growing airline, is an ideal partner to go live with our smart ULDs.”