Jettainer is equipping containers and pallets of American Airlines Cargo with the COREInsight tracking solution, which is based on Bluetooth technology.

American Airlines' entire ULD fleet currently comprises more than 18,000 units. Jettainer and American Airlines are in the midst of a Bluetooth Low Energy proof of concept test and will equip 2,000 of these ULDs with Core-TT BLE tags. With this test American Airlines will be able to identify the benefits of having BLE tagged ULDs.

"ULD management is becoming increasingly digital and customers expect us to provide know-how and resources that fit their digital strategy. BLE technology for ULDs helps to significantly increase process efficiency and facilitates the integration of ground handling into a digital logistics chain. With our partner COREInsight for BLE tracking and our self-developed ULD black box for damage control, we are leading the way in digitisation in the ULD business," explains Carsten Hernig, Jettainer's MD.

"We strongly focus on opportunities created by digitalisation in many areas. Jettainer’s BLE equipped ULDs are an important part of this overall strategy and we are glad to have such a strong partner on our side," adds Rick Elieson, President of American Airlines Cargo.

At the same time, the airline is extending its co-operation with Jettainer for another five years.