Cargolux has agreed to become the first airline to carry AAR Telair’s full line of CAEROe advanced lightweight unit load devices (ULDs). Cargolux launched the CAEROe product portfolio of cookie-sheet pallets, heavy gross weight pallets and fuel-saving containers on its B747s.
The CAEROe pallets are up to 40 per cent lighter than standard all-aluminum ULDs, but can carry more weight without additional strapping to the aircraft structure. The pallets are certified for strapping the maximum allowable load against the pallet edge rails by using tie-downs. This way, fewer ULD positions get blocked during heavy weight transport, providing extra space and, potentially, more revenue for the customer.
“The increased capacity in addition to the fuel and time savings we gain from using the CAEROe product line will provide the airline with a unique opportunity to increase mainstream revenue while at the same time save money and reduce carbon emissions,” said Onno Pietersma, Sr. Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering, for Cargolux. “We’re excited to launch this new product line for Telair and believe CAEROe will set a new industry standard.”