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Page 8 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC JUNE, 2019 AIRBRIDGE Cargo Airlines (ABC) and Unilode Aviation Solu- tions have rolled out the world’s first digitised main deck containers, which are co-branded dedicated AMA/AMD fire-resistant containers (FRC) equipped with a Transmit- ting Portable Electronic Device (TPED). The containers have been designed using the latest fire barrier technology and are equipped with TPEDs based on Unilode’s award-winning Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE 5.0) technology. The containers enable location tracking of the ULD and the cargo being carried and transmit status up- dates on various parameters such as temperature, humid- ity, shock and light. The first half of the new container fleet will be delivered by Unilode by the end of June and the rest in September. “The deployment of co-branded digitised containers introduces one of the most revolutionary phases of cargo digitalisation. TPED is the kind of technology that tightly aligns with our customers’ expectations, especially when it comes to transportation of special cargoes - pharmaceuti- cal products, perishable goods, valuables, and others,” said Sergey Lazarev, general director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines. Pictured left to right: Unilode and AirBridgeCargo celebrate the rollout of the digitised main deck containers. Marc Groenewegen (managing director EMEA, Unilode), Benoît Dumont (ceo, Unilode), Diana Schöneich (deputy vice president Europe, AirBridgeCargo Airlines), Ivan Santoro (regional operations and ground handling director Europe, AirBridgeCargo Airlines), Tom Meyer (director sales and account management EMEA, Unilode). Inter Airport Europe is selling fast INTER Airport Europe 2019 will take place at Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany 08-11 October. Organiser Mack Brook Exhibitions reports some 85 per cent of exhibition space has been sold and 542 exhibitors from 37 countries have already secured their stand space. Exhibitor countries include Germany, France, the USA, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, China, Spain, Sweden and Austria. “Digitalisation is a key focus of inter airport Europe. At the show, visitors can discover and source the latest developments for the inter- connected airport. A large number of airports world wide are reporting new technologies that allow them to cope with growing pas- senger figures and growing traffic volumes in general”, said Ulika Tosner, exhibition director of Inter Airport Europe. The show profile of inter airport Europe com- prises four exhibition categories: interRamp (ground support equipment), interTerminal (technical terminal installations and services), interData (IT solutions for the modern, interac- tive airport) and interDesign (architecture and furnishings). Exhibitors will present product and ideas for the equipment of terminal build- ings, the design and planning stage, the latest ground support equipment as well as airport IT systems. For this year’s event, the exhibition profile has been extended to cover a variety of new categories in the area of airport IT, for example cyber security, cloud services, electronic tick- eting, seamless travel apps and much more. ABC and Unilode in container first VDTM okayed by Bermuda for B777-200/-300 maintenance VOLGA-Dnepr Technics Moscow (VDTM) has received approval from the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) for maintenance of the B777-200/-300 (GE 90) aircraft type. The certificate covers line maintenance of aircraft at Sheremetyevo Airport, Russia. “The expansion of BCAA approval to the B777-200/-300, new types of aircraft for us, is another step towards our development and a confirmation of VDTM striving to provide high quality maintenance services,” said Konstantin Surkov, ceo of Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow.