Nadi, Fiji—May 3, 2012—Air Pacific, the national carrier of Fiji, selected CHEP Aerospace Solutions to supply and manage its fleet of Unit Load Devices (ULDs) under a new three-year contract.
CHEP Aerospace Solutions provides Air Pacific with containers and pallets from its global pool of more than 45,000 ULDs, reducing costs to Air Pacific of positioning, maintaining and managing its own ULD fleet.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Air Pacific as one of our newest pooling customers in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Dr. Ludwig Bertsch, President, CHEP Aerospace Solutions. “The synergies Air Pacific will gain from joining the CHEP pool will not only drive down costs for the airline, but also deliver benefits to our other pool partners.”
As Air Pacific transitions to a fleet of newer, more fuel-efficient aircraft over the coming years, CHEP Aerospace Solutions will support this transition with newer ULDs, enabling Air Pacific to save on capital expenditure and to focus on its core business.
“For more than five years we have had an excellent relationship for the maintenance and repair of our ULDs with JMI Aerospace, which is now part of CHEP Aerospace Solutions,” said Francis Tan, Freight Manager, Air Pacific. “So our decision to outsource our ULD supply and management to CHEP Aerospace Solutions was a simple one. Taking that extra step to outsource fully supply and logistics, as well as maintenance and repair, to CHEP is already delivering additional cost savings and benefits to our business.”