Air Cargo Management

Kalitta Air to deploy digital tech log solution

Kalitta Air
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Cargo airline Kalitta Air has chosen to implement an innovative electronic technical log for air cargo operations.

TrustFlight will provide its innovative electronic tech log, reliability analytics, and fleet oversight tools for Kalitta Air’s fleet of 29 aircraft, comprised of Boeing B777 and B747 freighters, and subsequent additions to its fleet.

Air cargo operators use tech logs to record airframe usage and discrepancies for internal and regulatory oversight.

As a global standard operating procedure, a log is completed for every flight operation by civilian and military aircraft operators.

While most air freight carriers currently utilise paper-based reporting systems, Kalitta Air will deploy TrustFlight’s digital tech log solution, and implement the digital technology innovator’s reliability analytics and fleet oversight tools to gain a real-time analysis of their fleet to optimise maintenance activities.

Christopher Barks, director of quality control and chief inspector for Kalitta Air, said: “Implementing electronic logs enables us to benefit from increased operational efficiencies and maintain our reputation for reliable on-time performance worldwide.

“TrustFlight impressed us with the capability and ease of use of their systems alongside their knowledge of maintenance processes.”

Karl Steeves, director of TrustFlight, said: “Kalitta Air is a pioneer in air cargo, globally recognised for its long history of success and operational acumen.

“They are well positioned to transition to all-digital tech log record keeping. We’re proud that they have entrusted TrustFlight for this task.”

Kalitta Air began services in November 2000 with three Boeing 747 aircraft. Capable of air express delivery of virtually any type of freight, the airline provides scheduled and on-demand charter service for customers in the US and around the world.

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