Qatar Airways Cargo announced it has launched a state-of-the-art Freight Load Control Centre at its hub in Doha. The new system will be an integral part of effective pallet loading procedures for all of the airline’s freighters.

Qatar Airways Cargo Chief Officer Cargo, Mr. Ulrich Ogiermann, said: “Qatar Airways Cargo is proud to be the first Middle Eastern carrier to launch our Freighter Load Control Centre at our hub in Doha and to introduce the automated weight and balance system for freighter aircraft. The reduction in fuel consumption will also further reduce carbon emissions as part of our commitment to environmental management.”

In 2017, Qatar Airways will target Transpacific, Australia and South America.

For Qatar Airways Cargo customers, the implementation of Freighter Load Control Centre contributes to a better utilisation of cargo volume and weight capacity on the aircraft. The cargo carrier is able to provide specialised support on oversized and special product shipments, thus providing its customers with more cargo space, greater efficiency and quality.

Automating the weight and balance system will simplify the conventional manual process by reducing the time required to set-up the load-sheet prior to flight departure. The system reduces time for load planning and weight check processes, allowing the cargo carrier to manage operational and flight turnarounds as well as maintaining its excellent existing levels of on-time performance.