Towards a lighter, greener future: CHEP Aerospace Solutions and Fiji Airways renew ULD management partnership

February 02, 2016

CHEP Aerospace Solutions, the leading global provider of outsourced ULD pooling and repair solutions, is delighted to announce the renewal of its ULD management partnership with Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national airline and proud flag carrier, for a further five years.

As part of the new contract, CHEP will introduce new lightweight containers from its 80,000 strong pool of assets to support Fiji Airways in reducing their fuel costs and lowering their CO2 emissions and help towards their sustainability targets.

Reflecting on the current and continued success, Fiji Airways General Manager for Freight, Watson Seeto, said: “Our outsourcing agreement with CHEP has returned the expected benefits of reduced costs and improved efficiencies and we are pleased to continue to entrust our ULD supply and management requirements to CHEP. As we would like to equip our fleet of modern aircraft with lightweight containers, we value the benefits of utilising a common pool of fuel-efficient composite units. CHEP’s worldwide network also provides significant overlaps with other pool customers which means that we don’t need to invest in more ULDs than absolutely necessary for our operations and we only pay for the assets that we actually use.”

CHEP Aerospace Solutions President, Dr. Ludwig Bertsch said: “We have worked in partnership to develop a range of tailor-made solutions that support Fiji Airways’ growth at the lowest total cost whilst delivering significant improvements in sustainability, and look forward to our continued relationship.”

Further information:

Watson Seeto
General Manager, Freight
Fiji Airways
Tel: +679 6 737 734
watson.seeto@fijiairways.com

Melinda Ferreira
Manager, Marketing
CHEP Aerospace Solutions
Tel: +41 43 255 4150
melinda.ferreira@chep.com

Fiji Airways has a fleet of brand new widebody A330 and refreshed B737 aircraft. From their hub at Nadi International Airport, Fiji Airways and Fiji Link, its domestic and regional subsidiary,  fly to 32 destinations in 12 countries (including code-shares) and operate 350 weekly flights from Nadi and Suva. The two airlines bring in over 64 percent of all visitors who fly to Fiji, and together employ over 1000 employees, earn revenues of over F$675 million ($380m USD), and directly contribute a significant portion of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Fiji Airways rebranded from Air Pacific in June 2013. For further information, please visit www.fijiairways.com.

CHEP Aerospace Solutions, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, manages the world’s largest independent ULD fleet and owns the largest global network for the maintenance and repair of ULDs and galley carts. The company focuses on the outsourced management and associated services for aviation containers, pallets and inflight food service equipment. CHEP Aerospace Solutions serves over 80 airlines through a network of more than 380 airports, 14 regional offices and 49 certified repair stations, supported by more than 550 colleagues. CHEP Aerospace Solutions is part of Brambles Limited. For further information, please visit www.chep.com/aerospace and www.brambles.com.