NokScoot awards ULD management contract to Unilode

posted on 7th February 2019 by Justin Burns

Thai medium-haul budget belly carrier NokScoot has decided to outsource management of its unit load devices (ULD) and awarded the  contract to Unilode Aviation Solutions.

NokScoot chief executive officer (CEO), Yodchai Sudhidhanakul said by commissioning Unilode for the management of ITS containers and pallets for the carrier’s current fleet of five Boeing 777-200 it will “receive cost-effective and professional services”.

He added it will the airline a “peace of mind and allow us to focus on our core business of flying passengers”. “One of the key arrangements with Unilode is the replacement of NokScoot’s heavy containers with lightweight ULDs, which will take place in the first few months of our partnership.”

Unilode CEO, Benoît Dumont added: “Unilode has further strengthened its global ULD management market leader position with its recent contract wins and renewals and we are pleased to welcome NokScoot as Unilode’s 45th ULD management customer.

“NokScoot’s network is a great fit for our ULD pool, which is beneficial for all Unilode customers flying to the same destinations in North Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

“NokScoot is a modern airline with appetite for innovation and has already approved Unilode’s ULDs equipped with digital tags to be carried on its aircraft while Unilode is rolling out its ULD digitalisation programme worldwide, including the reader infrastructure.

“We look forward to working with NokScoot and growing our partnership together.”