Germany leisure airline, Condor awards a five-year unit load device (ULD) supply and management agreement to Unilode Aviation Solutions.
Condor currently operates a fleet of more than 50 aircraft including 15 wide-body and 30 narrow-body aircraft. The airline offers scheduled and charter passenger flights worldwide, in addition to recently initiated cargo flights to European destinations.
Unilode will supply, manage, digitalise and repair Condor’s containers and pallets in a hybrid ULD fleet management model, which consists of ULDs dedicated to the airline’s use and assets shared with other carriers in Unilode’s pool.
Bernd Bechtel, commercial director Cargo & Airport Relations & Ground Handling Procurement, Condor, says: “We are delighted to partner with Unilode as we highly value their customised solutions and personalised approach to ULD management.
“Given the strong dynamics in the operating environment and the aviation industry in general, the flexible adjustment of ULD stock levels to meet operational requirements was one of the key factors in our decision to partner with Unilode.”
Bechtel adds that a reliable supply of ULDs is essential for the recovery in the carrier’s core business of flying passengers, but importantly also supports new revenue opportunities, such as cargo flights.
Marc Groenewegen, chief commercial officer, Unilode says Condor’s network is “a great fit for our pool as it overlaps with the destinations of many other Unilode customers. This supports a fast and seamless implementation and provides pooling synergy opportunities to several customer airlines.”
Condor’s ULDs will be equipped with Unilode’s digital Bluetooth tags for enhanced visibility and efficiency, he adds.