Unilode Aviation Solutions has acquired the assets of French specialist ULD maintenance and repair organisation AeroNet Services.
The provider of outsourced unit load device management and repair solutions will take over AeroNet’s repair facilities at Paris Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports and continue to employ AeroNet’s 31 staff.
The repair centres are EASA and FAA Part 145 certified and carry out over 1,000 container, pallet, colltainer, pallet net and horse stall repairs per month for airlines, ULD manufacturers and solution providers.
Unilode chief executive officer, Benoit Dumont said: “AeroNet Services have demonstrated their high quality repair standards during the past few years while they have repaired Unilode’s ULDs as a sub-contracted repair partner.
“We look forward to welcoming the AeroNet Services teams to Unilode and growing our business with ULD repair services offered to airlines flying to and from two of Europe’s busiest airports.”
Aeronet group CEO, Dominique Coatmellec and general manager, Ludovic Coatmellec added: “The AeroNet Group will now concentrate on its core business of manufacturing pallet nets, straps and air cargo restraint solutions like pallet fences in its three Part 21 certified factories in France, China and the United Arab Emirates.”
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