Unilode Aviation Solutions has opened a unit load device (ULD) and galley cart repair centre in Hong Kong.

The repair centre has an area of around 3,000m² and will employ up to 30 repair technicians, who will carry out ULD repair, ULD assembly, pallet net repair and inflight equipment maintenance and repair services. The facility will also be used as a storage centre for Unilode’s newly launched ULD leasing solutions, and as a logistics, storage and repair centre for Envirotainer.

The certifications of the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) are expected to be received in the coming weeks.

Mr Benoît Dumont, Unilode CEO, said: “With Hong Kong being the largest cargo airport in the world, it made strategic sense for us to add this location to Unilode’s global MRO footprint to provide an outstanding repair service to our long-standing ULD management customer Cathay Pacific Airways and to all our other ULD management and MRO customers.

“This new location will allow us to strengthen our partnership with Envirotainer, the global leader in cool containers, and expand the storage network for Unilode’s new short- and medium-term ULD leasing services. Our customer base will continue to expand in the Asia Pacific region and we look forward to adding further locations to our network.”