CHAMP implements load planning software with Kalitta

31 / 01 / 2017

CHAMP Cargosystems has implemented its Weight & Balance application, used to manage load planning, with US-based cargo carrier Kalitta Air.

The all-cargo airline, with a fleet of sixteen Boeing 747 freighters, has obtained FAA approval for the usage of Luxembourg-based CHAMP’s software with its aircraft.

Kalitta Air is delighted with its decision with CHAMP’s Weight & Balance, and is confident it will be a key benefit for the months and years to come,” said Conrad Kalitta, chief executive of Kalitta Air, adding: “Integrating this software is proof that using the most up-to-date IT solutions will reduce fuel consumption, and improve accuracy with a highly effective automated process.”

Nicholas Xenocostas, vice president global sales and marketing at CHAMP Cargosystems, said: “The ongoing relationship with Kalitta Air and CHAMP’s Weight & Balance has been a natural fit.

“The software is right at home with Kalitta’s expanding fleet. Kalitta’s devotion to accuracy in its processes will make load planning ever more efficient and effective. We are confident this is only the start of a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”

Weight & Balance is a new generation java based, modular built application, enabling airlines to efficiently and safely plan all aircraft loads, however complex, said CHAMP. The application also helps the user keep the aircraft within permissible center of gravity limits throughout the flight.

The software enables comprehensive audit trails and reporting, providing further business intelligence into the fleet’s overall