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MUNICH: June 04, 2019. Lufthansa Cargo subsidiary Jettainer has signed a five-year extension to its contract with American Airlines Cargo and is equipping the airline’s containers and pallets with its COREInsight tracking solution based on Bluetooth.

jettainer handoverThe two companies are conducting a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) proof of concept test and will equip 2,000 ULDs with Core-TT BLE tags.

"We strongly focus on opportunities created by digitalization 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," commented AA Cargo president Rick Elieson.

"ULD management is becoming increasingly digital and customers expect us to provide know-how and resources that fit their digital strategy,” said Jettainer managing director Carsten Hernig. “BLE technology for ULDs helps to significantly increase process efficiency and facilitates the integration of ground handling into a digital logistics chain.”

From July 01 Thomas Sonntag takes over as managing director from Hernig who becomes head of Region Latin America & Caribbean in Sao Paolo for Lufthansa Cargo.

Pictured: Jettainer managing director Carsten Hernig (right) hands over the company key to his successor Thomas Sonntag.

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