Brussels Airlines changes over to lightweight containers

Move will save fuel costs and reduce carbon footprint


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Brussels Airlines has converted its entire baggage container fleet to new lightweight composite containers, in partnership with ULD management provider, CHEP Aerospace Solutions. The move to lightweight containers is driven by the need to save on fuel costs and reduce the CO2 impact within the industry. According to Stijn Verbeeck, the carrier’s cargo handling manager, “The decision to change the heavier metal containers to lightweight composite containers was based on achieving projected fuel savings, with the transition being completed in less than four months.”