AirBridgeCargo Airlines Partners with Unilode Aviation Solutions for IoT Development
AirBridgeCargo Airlines, LLC, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, and the largest cargo airline in Russia and the leading global provider of outsourced Unit Load Device (ULD) management and repair solutions, Unilode Aviation Solutions have extended their ULD management partnership for the extensive usage of Transmitting Portable Electronic Devices (TPEDs) for ULDs – pallets and containers.
The tracking and sensing device works on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE v.5.0) and will be secured to the Unilode ULDs and carried in the cargo compartments of AirBridgeCargo’s Boeing 747 freighter fleet.
The device will track the ULD and monitor all environmental parameters, including temperature, humidity, illumination and shock actions to guarantee 100% transparency of shipment data. Unilode will also supply AirBridgeCargo with accurate information from about the cargo status and its location, be it in the air or on the ground.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines General Director, Sergey Lazarev said, “We are delighted to see our partnership with Unilode progressing and embracing new areas, such as IoT, which will not only facilitate data accuracy but also enhance digital customer experience with the provision of detailed information for each and every shipment. This is especially important for special cargo – pharmaceutical products, oversize and heavy goods, live animals, etc. With the penetration of digitalization taking place in the air cargo sector, we want to make sure that our customers get the full benefit of it, be it general cargo, ABC pharma, ABC XL or other specialist dedicated services.”
CEO of Unilode, Benoît Dumont added, “AirBridgeCargo Airlines is Unilode’s loyal customer since 2004 and we are very pleased to work together in our digital transformation program which will enhance Unilode’s ULD management with the most innovative solutions available in the market. The BLE v.5.0 device is the most cost-effective solution for the transmission of shipment parameters with its primary benefits being improved speed and greater range. Thus, it operates faster and over greater distances than previous versions of Bluetooth. Unilode and AirBridgeCargo have been improving the quality of shipment data, which provides timely and detailed information to all stakeholders in the value chain.”