SATS and Sterling to speed urgent aircraft parts

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Kuehne+Nagel’s aerospace arm, Sterling, has partnered with SATS to expedite first- and last-mile airside services for time-critical aircraft-on-ground (AOG) shipments.

Singapore and London Heathrow airports will operate a trial of the new service and the companies plan to implement the services at other airports within Sterling’s network in the coming months.

The partnership combines Sterling’s critical logistics expertise with the enhanced visibility provided by SATS for express shipments booked with airlines. It also includes specialised handling at the point of origin and destination to manage AOG shipments and via key time stamps for updates on the shipment’s status on the ground.

It follows a memorandum of understanding signed last October to drive value chain improvements and sustainability efforts within the air logistics industry. The two parties have conducted several other proofs of concept to optimise ground handling for e-commerce shipments and air charter hub and spoke operations, as well as this airside service to improve shipment visibility and cargo processing speeds for time-critical shipments.

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