Sterling, SATS to expedite airside services for AOG shipments

Singapore and London Heathrow airports have been identified for trial phase

Sterling, SATS to expedite airside services for AOG shipments

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Sterling, a part of Kuehne+Nagel and a leader in global aviation logistics, has partnered with SATS to expedite first- and last-mile airside services for time-critical Aircraft-on-Ground (AOG) shipments.

While Singapore and London Heathrow airports have been identified for a trial phase, the companies plan to implement the services at other airports within Sterling’s network in the coming months, says a release from SATS

"The collaboration between Sterling and SATS will focus on optimising handling processes to support the urgent needs of the aviation industry and expediting the delivery of aircraft components to resolve AOG situations quickly. To achieve this, the partnership combines Sterling’s critical logistics expertise with the enhanced visibility provided by SATS for express shipments booked with airlines. The services provided include 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."

The streamlined services are the result of the collaboration between SATS and Kuehne+Nagel, which was finalised through the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed last October to drive value chain improvements and sustainability efforts within the air logistics industry, the release added. "The two parties have successfully 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."

Rob Broderick, Executive Vice President, Sterling says; “Sterling is committed to helping our customers minimise time on the ground in an AOG situation and maintaining the integrity of their commercial aircraft fleets. This joint service with SATS will expedite first- and last-mile support to shorten delivery windows and get aircraft back in service faster.”

Henry Low, Chief Operating Officer, SATS

Henry Low, Chief Operating Officer, SATS adds: “This is a great example of the innovative solutions that we can develop with our partners and can scale across our global network. We are working together with Sterling & Kuehne+Nagel to continue to create new services that will benefit our customers and enhance their operational efficiency.”

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