With more than 10,000 ULDs in circulation to support our freight operation, we're experts when it comes to the benefits of unit load devices. There's currently a growing demand to air freight a range of Dangerous Goods, including far more powerful Lithium Batteries which can cause significant damage to aircraft from possible in-flight combustion.
So, we're expanding our range of ULDs to cater for fast, secure Dangerous Goods shipments. In May 2022, we commenced a trial with three of the leading fire-resistant (FRC) ULD manufacturers - Nordisk, Safran and Satco - to test a range of LAY FRC containers across our network. Up to 12 FRC units (10 LAYs and 2 AAYs) will be introduced to our ULD range for use on domestic Australia flights, before the trial expands to include our international network.