Twinning in the realm of ULDs

Comment on this article

Complementing its physical fleet of around 100,000 ULDs, Jettainer is gradually enhancing its fleet of digital twins for each of its units.

These virtual images pool data about every single step within the lifetime of the respective ULD. They provide access to all relevant information at a glance, are the base for automated decision-making and allow Jettainer to further optimise the use of each ULD within its total lifecycle. Each digital twin processes data from three main sources: JettWare - Jettainer’s steering and tracking system; Jettainer’s asset database and its repair flow management.

The smart solution clusters all ULD specific information, starting with the unique identifier, the exact type and specifications, the manufacturer, the date of manufacturing and purchasing. It processes all past steering and repair events, repair specifics and processes real-time information on condition, status and location. With every gradual development step of its digital twin fleet, Jettainer improves analysis of data and automated workflows. This enables the industry expert to continuously optimise its decision making in regards to steering, positioning and storage of ULDs, deciding on the extend of repairs or identifying the ideal end-of-life time with the scrap of a unit. With this approach, Jettainer does not only optimise the use of resources economically, but also environmentally.

This material is protected by The Airports Publishing Network Ltd copyright see Terms and Conditions.
One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact


Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code