National Flag Carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has agreed on a five-year deal with Switzerland-based Unilode Aviation Solutions for the latter to supply and manage ULDs for the two brand new Airbus A330-200s.
According to a statement from Unilode, “Nepal Airlines has chosen Unilode’s unique ULD pooling solution to benefit from the operational efficiencies and financial benefits offered by this business model.” Unilode will supply pallets and new lightweight containers for these aircraft, which were only recently delivered to the airliner.
Managing Director of NAC, Sugat Ratna Kansakar, stated that “Nepal Airlines launched a tender to meet the needs for ULD supply and management for our widebody aircraft and have decided to work with the experts in the field as our partnership with Unilode will provide us with immediate cost savings and guaranteed asset availability from day one of our operations.”
Benoît Dumont, Unilode’s CEO, added: “We are committed to support the fleet growth and network expansion of our customers and add more assets as needed to our ULD fleet.”
Unilode has a fleet of more than 120,000 owned and managed ULDs.