American selects Jettainer for ULDs

Jettainer has been selected by American Airlines Cargo to manage their fleet of containers and pallets across the American network.


American selects Jettainer for ULDs


Jettainer has been selected by American Airlines Cargo to manage their fleet of containers and pallets across the American network. Jettainer will equip the world’s largest airline with eco-friendly lightweight containers for the next five years and therefore make a significant contribution to reducing the airline’s carbon dioxide emissions and provide fuel cost savings.

American currently uses more than 15,000 ULDs to transport both air cargo and baggage on board its aircraft.

Lightweight containers will replace many of the airline’s existing units by March 2015. Th e lightweight container change will provide over 1.9 million litres in fuel savings and a reduction of more than 5,000 metric tonnes in carbon dioxide emissions per year.

“ULD management is a key element to achieving high efficiency and customer service in air cargo transportation,” said Jim Butler, president of American Airlines Cargo. “It’s essential we ensure the timely availability of ULDs in the correct locations to safeguard the operational performance of all our cargo products and optimise revenue. By working with Jettainer, we believe we will achieve these goals and significantly improve American’s environmental footprint as well,” he said.

At Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the airline’s largest hub, Jettainer will soon open a new office to support the management of American’s ULDs as well as five other operational bases in the US. In addition to the new support locations, Jettainer specialists have developed the ‘JettApp’ application to log ULD movements.