Cargolux opts for Telair lightweight ULDs

CARGOLUX is to become the first airline to carry cargo handling systems manufacturer Telair International’s CAEROe ® advanced lightweight unit load devices (ULDs). 
The all-cargo airline will be using CAEROe ®’s cookie sheet pallets, heavy gross weight pallets and fuel-saving containers on its fleet of B747s.
The pallets are up to 40 per cent lighter than standard aluminum ULDs but can carry more weight without additional strapping to the aircraft structure, say a company statement. 
They are also certified for strapping the maximum allowable load against the pallet edge rails by using tie-downs; so fewer ULD positions get blocked during heavy weight transport, thereby providing extra space and, potentially more revenue for the customer, it adds. 
The containers can be flat-packed for delivery and on-site assembly and have doors that swing open to the full width of the ULD for easier loading.
“The increased capacity, in addition to the fuel and time savings we gain from using the CAEROe ® product line, will provide the airline with a unique opportunity to increase mainstream revenue while at the same time save money and reduce carbon emissions,” enthuses Onno Pietersma, senior vice-president of maintenance and engineering at Cargolux. 
“We’re excited to launch this new product line and believe it will set a new industry standard.”
Thomas Huber, containerised cargo system and CAEROe ® product line manager at Telair, adds: “When you add durability to the fuel savings and increased capacity the customers are getting, they will enjoy a competitive advantage.
“We appreciate the faith Cargolux has put in Telair’s products and services and are pleased to have this product launched by the world’s number one ranked freight carrier.”
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