Unilode's smarter solution ensures security of supply
Unilode manages one of the largest independent global fleets of approximately 120,000 Unit Load Devices (ULDs) providing outsourced ULD management solutions for more than 40 airline customers.
The company also operates one of the world’s largest repair networks for containers, pallets and galley carts.
Unit load device (ULD) management
Unilode’s ULD management and supply solutions allow airlines to reduce costs, increase operational benefits and focus on their core business of flying passengers and cargo. The company provides tailor-made outsourcing solutions to meet the specific needs of customers’ businesses and enhance their operations.
Unilode supplies ULDs in an airworthy condition to meet specific client requirements. The company works closely with airlines to deliver total cost of ownership (TCO) clarity through initial cost auditing and analysis, as well as provide the right solution for their network, either through Unilode’s container and pallet pool or dedicated ULD fleet.
Unilode Aviation Solutions
Cost-effective, scalable and flexible ULD solutions for airports
Unilode provides an initial capital injection for customers by acquiring their ULD fleet, and then removes future capital expenditure (CAPEX) requirements by purchasing containers and pallets for fleet growth and replacement.
Customers pay an all-inclusive fee per month for each ULD, which also includes the maintenance and repair of containers and pallets to meet certified industry standards. Unilode’s smart ULD solutions enhance flexibility for airlines by allowing them to make scalable and flexible ULD stock adjustments to accommodate changes to their network or aircraft fleets.
Unilode has converted its entire fleet of LD3 containers used by passenger airlines to lightweight units, which increase cargo capacity and revenue and reduce carbon emission by 30%, as well as decrease maintenance and repair costs.
ULD and galley cart maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) solutions
Unilode is one of the world’s leading ULD and galley cart maintenance and repair services provider, operating a network of 50 certified repair stations, 30 of which are owned by the company. Unilode’s maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) solutions remove the burden and unnecessary costs of shipping damaged equipment back to the airline’s hub and increase space for revenue-generating cargo.
Unilode guarantees the quality and airworthiness of containers, pallets and in-flight food service equipment, and ensures that customers gain accurate insight into the repair process.
The company’s regional management teams, skilled technicians, strong original equipment manufacturer (OEM) relationships for technical and spare parts support, and CAA, CAAS, CASA, EASA and FAA Part 145 certifications ensure fast turnaround times and cost-effective services.
Unilode can also provide a tracking system for galley carts, which is part of ACTIS, Unilode’s unique proprietary software programme that runs on tablets and delivers total cost of ownership clarity, including full visibility on parts usage and labour costs.
In addition to the core ULD and galley cart maintenance and repair solutions, Unilode also offers container assembly, ground support equipment (GSE) and pallet net repair services.
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Unilode employs 580 aviation professionals across more than 40 locations and serves 450 airports. The company’s roots stretch back to the original ULD management pioneer, Unitpool, which introduced the ULD outsourcing concept to the aviation industry in 2002.
After nearly a decade, Unitpool merged with ULD and galley cart repair and maintenance specialists Driessen Services, JMI Aerospace and Airworld to become CHEP Aerospace Solutions in 2011. In November 2016, the company was acquired by leading private equity group EQT and rebranded as Unilode Aviation Solutions.
We look forward to finding out more about your business needs and showing you how we can deliver smarter ULD and in-flight equipment solutions. For more information on our complete ULD management solutions, or to know more about our ULD and galley cart maintenance and repair services, contact our experienced team today using the form below.
High fuel prices and the urgent need for airlines save on costs have increased demand for outsourced services, including the management of unit load devices (ULDs).
Unilode Aviation Solutions and dnata, one of the world's leading providers of ground handling and air cargo services, have signed an agreement to equip all dnata warehouses with Unilode's Bluetooth® readers to enhance the efficiency of unit load device (ULD) operations in the global network of their customers.
Unilode Aviation Solutions and airport ground and cargo handling services provider Swissport International have agreed to install Bluetooth® readers at all Swissport stations where Unilode's digital solution will be used by customers.
Unilode Aviation Solutions has announced its partnership with customer engagement software company Freshworks Inc.
LATAM Cargo Group and Unilode Aviation Solutions are enhancing their collaboration through the roll-out of Unilode's state-of-the-art ULD digital tracking solution to LATAM's entire ULD fleet.
One of the global leaders in outsourced unit load device (ULD) management and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) solutions, Unilode Aviation Solutions has achieved another important milestone in the implementation of its award-winning digital transformation programme.
Korean Air, one of the world's leading airlines and a founding member of SkyTeam, has awarded the management of its entire fleet of more than 16,000 containers and pallets to Unilode Aviation Solutions for a five-year term.
Unilode Aviation Solutions and TUI Group airlines have renewed their agreement for the supply and management of containers and pallets for another ten-year term.
Unilode Aviation Solutions has opened a unit load device (ULD) and galley cart repair centre in Hong Kong.
Unilode Aviation Solutions is strengthening its unit load device (ULD) solutions offering with the addition of short and medium-term ULD leasing services.
Unilode Aviation Solutions has released an integrated pallet edge rail solution for digital tags with leading unit load device (ULD) manufacturer Nordisk Aviation Products.
Unilode Aviation Solutions has received the annual International Air Transport Association (IATA) Air Cargo Innovation Award.
Unilode and PalNet have collaborated to provide an integrated digital solution for all types of PalNet pallets.
Scandinavian carrier SAS Cargo and Unilode Aviation Solutions will enhance their collaboration, digitising SAS Cargo's container fleet from the second quarter of 2019.
Saudia and Saudia Cargo previously awarded Unilode Aviation Solutions a contract for the management of their containers and pallets.
Unilode Aviation Solutions has announced the appointment of Joseph P Jensen as managing director customer experience.
AirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of AirAsia, and Unilode Aviation Solutions have extended their ULD management agreement until 2023, for the second time in their ten-year partnership.
Unilode Aviation Solutions has extended its unit load device (ULD) management partnership with AirBridgeCargo Airlines for transmitting portable electronic devices (TPEDs) for ULDs such as pallets and containers.
Nepal Airlines Corporation, the flag carrier of Nepal, and Unilode Aviation Solutions have finalised a five-year agreement for the supply and management of unit load devices (ULD).
Cathay Pacific has partnered with Unilode Aviation Solutions and OnAsset Intelligence to provide real-time information for advanced end-to-end shipment tracking.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines has extended its unit load device (ULD) management agreement with Unilode Aviation Solutions for an additional five-year term.
Unilode has unveiled its plans to accelerate the digital transformation for ULD management solutions by bringing to the market a ULD tracking solution based on a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) tag fully embedded into the structure of the ULDs, which is supported by a global interoperable reader infrastructure.
Unilode Aviation Solutions has further expanded its global repair network by opening a new FAA Part 145 certified repair centre at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG) airport.