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Ground operations - Articles and news items

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...

Virgin Atlantic Airways selects Quintiq to optimise ground staff planning

Airport news  •  12 May 2016  •  Quintiq

Quintiq announced today that their software application has been selected by Virgin Atlantic Airways to plan and optimise ground staff at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 3.

Schmidt presents new generation of jet sweepers

Airport news  •  18 April 2016  •  Aebi Schmidt

Schmidt premieres a new generation of jet sweepers at the “professionals on the airport” conference at Salzburg 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...

Middle East’s largest low cost carrier selects SITA’s AIRCOM service

Airport news  •  15 March 2010  •  SITA

SITA have announced its selection by Air Arabia to provide air-ground communications including data link services for the airline’s expanding fleet and network of 59 destinations.

IATA’s Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO)

Issue 5 2008, Past issues  •  30 September 2008  •  Mike O'Brien, Director Programme Implementation/Auditing, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

IATA’s Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) is now operational. The first 10 audits are now completed and 50 plus more are in the pipeline to end 2008. It is clear that IATA have created something that the industry needs and values.

“I Say GO!” – IATA’s Safety Audit for Ground Operations – ISAGO – set for launch in early 2008

Issue 5 2007, Past issues  •  28 September 2007  •  Mike O’Brien

Bringing all the various elements together for a successful launch of a ground-breaking, global safety audit programme is no easy task. But IATA’s Director of Programme Implementation/Auditing, Mike O’Brien, has a successful track record, having managed the launch of IATA’s Operational Safety Audit programme (IOSA) since 2003.

A380 GSE requirements

Issue 4 2005, Past issues  •  25 November 2005  •  Jose Francisco Cerdó Cuesta and Dr. Thilo Stilp, Ground Operations Senior Engineer, Manager Ground Operations & Environment, Airbus A-380 Programme

Airbus’ collaborative approach is helping introduce into service the world’s largest commercial airliner.


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