Expanding Air Caraïbes Atlantique signs CHEP ULD deal
12 / 01 / 2017
Air Caraïbes Atlantique has chosen CHEP Aerospace Solutions to supply and manage containers and pallets for its growing aircraft fleet.
The new four-year agreement includes the supply of containers and pallets for new aircraft and the transition of the existing container fleet to CHEP’s lightweight containers within the first year.
The French Caribbean-based transatlantic carrier operates five Airbus A330 aircraft and will shortly be adding three A350s to fly for its recently launched French Blue brand.
Air Caraïbes Atlantique chief executive Marc Rochet said: "With the introduction of our new fleet and network growth, we were looking for opportunities to make our operations more efficient whilst reducing costs, enhancing performance and supporting our commitment to sustainability.
"We were already considering the purchase of lightweight containers to better our fuel efficiency, and upon evaluating the different options available in the market, we concluded that CHEP’s ULD management solutions provided the best mix in terms of assets, global expertise and the lowest overall costs base with the maximum value."
CHEP Aerospace Solutions president Ludwig Bertsch, said: "The group’s ULD needs will double during our partnership and we look forward to supporting their growth.
"The airlines’ destinations also present a great opportunity for increasing the synergies in our network as the overlap of airports enables the most economic and efficient use of ULDs to the benefit of our customers."
Earlier this month, Swedish equity group EQT completed its acquisition of CHEP Aerospace Solutions.