Jettainer, the leading international service partner for ULD management, and Lufthansa Cargo started testing an application for smartphones. The so-called “JettApp” enables airlines to record ULD data promptly and accurately. All parties involved in the process chain – Jettainer, ground handling companies, repair shops as well as the airline itself – therefore benefit from excellent data quality.
The new application is supposed to function as the „mobile arm” of Jettainer’s system JettWare, which is used in order to professionally steer fleets of loading devices. At this point of time the application is being tested at Lufthansa Cargo’s stations in Frankfurt, Duesseldorf, Munich and Singapore. In total, forty employees using ten smart phones are involved in the test run. They are checking all the functions JettAPP features – from determining the location of a loading device by maintaining the ULD history up to monitoring ULD stocks.
As for the test run, mobile devices based on the Android system are used – later on, users can also decide for other products. JettApp allows an exact scan of all kinds of barcodes including QR and RFID/NFC. Moreover, Jettainer equipped the application with an electronic signature function: The handover of loading devices to third parties may be acknowledged right on the display.
„The test run of JettApp is an important part of the diversified innovation program of Lufthansa Cargo. With the implementation of the mobile application we plan on increasing the efficiency and quality of data in terms of recording ULD movements. We therefore want to further enhance the supervision of the circulation of our loading devices”, highlights Thilo Schäfer, Vice President Global Handling of Lufthansa Cargo.
„The improvement of business processes due to the introduction of mobile devices will allow us to further improve the value chain between the ULD management, airlines and other players. We at Jettainer are glad about the high interest the innovation developed by us is receiving”, mentions Alexander Plümacher, Managing Director of Jettainer. “It took us just one year to implement the application and we’re now pleased to be testing its suitability for daily use with Lufthansa Cargo. As soon as next year, we plan to comprehensively introduce the product to our customers.”
After test run has been finished successfully, the application will be integrated into the business processes of Jettainer and provided to the customers in 2013. Lufthansa Cargo will make a decision about the introduction of the application to its daily business early 2013.