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Ground handling - Articles and news items

Facing challenges on the apron

Airport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  26 September 2016  •  GATE alliance President, Dieter A. Heinz

Ground handling is an essential part of airfield operations. Dieter Heinz, GATE alliance President, details some innovations...

Babcock awarded contract to support Qantas across Australia

Airport news  •  8 September 2016  •  Babcock

Babcock today announces that it has been awarded a five-year contract, with an option for a further two years, to support Qantas Group’s ground support equipment (GSE) fleet at 60 locations across Australia...

Muscat International Airport awards ground handling licences

Airport news  •  10 June 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Muscat International Airport in Oman has awarded two ground handling contracts to Swissport and an Oman Air and Menzies Aviation joint venture.

Airfield ground handling: Choosing the right partner

Airport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  2 June 2016  •  Ricardo Aitken and Stuart Matheson

With the streamlining of operational costs and consumers looking for ever more customised services, airports are increasingly looking towards new ground services providers to assist day-to-day operations. Ricardo Aitken and Stuart Matheson, from IATA, believe that there are seven golden rules of ground service Request for Proposal management…

Airport Ground Handling supplement 2016

Issue 3 2016, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  24 May 2016  •  International Airport Review

In this Ground Handling supplement: Keeping runways safe - Joseph K W Cheong, ICAO; Coordinating your ground support - Diego Alonso Tabares, Airbus

Ground handling at Dublin Airport: Enabling growth from the ground up

Issue 1 2016  •  26 January 2016  •  Aidan Fidgeon, Head of Capacity Solutions and Capital Programmes at Dublin Airport

To enable and assist growth, Dublin Airport has begun an extensive airfield upgrade programme. Aidan Fidgeon, Head of Capacity Solutions and Capital Programmes at Dublin Airport, outlines the €80 million investment which, when complete, will upgrade and rehabilitate some critical airfield assets...

Frankfurt Airport expands fleet of electric vehicles

Airport news  •  22 October 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Operator Fraport AG has committed to expanding Frankfurt Airport’s fleet of electric vehicles including a prototype container-transport vehicle for ground handling.

Frankfurt opens Green Gate to showcase ground handling initiative

Airport news  •  12 October 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Frankfurt Airport has opened the first ‘Green Gate’ to showcase low emission ground handling as part of a government funded initiative.

New aircraft ground power unit launched to meet future operational needs

Airport news  •  12 October 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Cavotec, manufacturers of power transmission, distribution and control technologies, has launched a new aircraft ground power unit and converter to meet airlines’ growing environmental and operational requirements.

Sixty Seconds with Siegfried Pasler, CEO of AeroGround Flughafen Berlin

Issue 4 2015  •  28 July 2015  •  International Airport Review

On 19 May 2015, AeroGround Flughafen München GmbH – Munich Airport’s (FMG) ground handling subsidiary – was awarded one of the three licenses for the provision of ground handling services at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport. This now enables AeroGround to operate a second handling station in Berlin in addition to its existing one at Munich, starting from July 2015. The license, which has been issued by the airport operator, is valid until 2022. Siegfried Pasler, CEO of the newly-established subsidiary AeroGround Flughafen Berlin GmbH, explains more...

Ground handling at Al Ain International Airport receives RA3 certification

Airport news  •  21 July 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Abu Dhabi Airports has announced its ground handling provider DhabiJet has been awarded RA3 certification for services at Al Ain International Airport.

Ground Handling supplement 2015

Issue 3 2015, Supplements  •  2 June 2015  •  Jon Conway, Tim Meagher

In this Ground Handling supplement, Jon Conway from UAE Airport Operations shares the challenges of managing the world’s largest A380 operation, plus Tim Meagher from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA) examines how training can be optimised to ensure safety and make the most of changing skills demands...

Houston’s approach to accommodating the Airbus A380

Airport Extra  •  27 May 2015  •  Jeffrey K.A. Brown, Houston Airport System

With the arrival of the first two Airbus A380 arriving at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Chief Development Officer Jeffrey K.A. Brown explains the airports approach to accommodating the aircraft through infrastructure and ground handling operations.

AeroGround awarded Berlin ground handling licence

Airport news  •  26 May 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Munich Airport’s ground handling subsidiary, AeroGround Flughafen München GmbH (FMG), has been awarded a licence to provide ground handling services at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport.

Spanish Airports Authority ground handling tender awarded to Iberia

Airport news  •  18 May 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

The Spanish Airports Authority (AENA) has granted Iberia Airport Services a seven year ramp ground handling contract.

 

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