Turkish Cargo has appointed Unilode Aviation Solutions, the market leader in outsourced unit load device (ULD) management and repair services, to maintain and repair its ULD fleet under a three-year agreement.
Unilode will repair Turkish Cargo’s standard and heavy-duty pallets, pallet nets, cargo and special containers at 22 locations in Unilode’s EASA and FAA-certified repair network in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas, to complement Turkish Airlines’ in-house repairs in Istanbul, Turkey.
Vural Ursavas, SVP Cargo Operations, at Turkish Airlines, commented: “Connecting continents with 97 freighter destinations, Turkish Cargo has been developing its global activities to become one of the most preferred air cargo brands in the world. We are pleased to join forces with Unilode Aviation Solutions for worldwide ULD repair within this framework. This cooperation will be providing operational sustainability, allowing high availability and better utilisation of assets for Turkish Cargo in terms of repair management. Working with Unilode at multiple locations will be ensuring consistent quality and repair compliance across our network, and we look forward to carrying out a constructive partnership for improved performance and efficiency.”
Marc Groenewegen, Chief Commercial Officer and Managing Director MRO Solutions, Unilode Aviation Solutions, said, “We are pleased to be partnering with Turkish Cargo for the outstation repairs of its cargo container and pallet fleet. Turkish Cargo’s worldwide destinations overlap with several repair stations owned and operated by Unilode that makes it possible to repair ULDs where the damage occurs to significantly reduce ULD repositioning needs, fuel burn and CO2 emissions. ULD fleet availability, especially in peak seasons, is crucial for airlines’ operations, and we are committed to helping Turkish Cargo increase its asset utilisation through quick repair turnaround times in our global MRO network.”
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