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Ground handling

 

Aircraft being serviced by ground handling teamGround handling is the process of servicing an aircraft when it is parked, usually between flights whilst the plane is at the airport terminal gate.

Ground handling is frequently subcontracted by airlines to the airports they use, to third-party agents or to other airlines.

The ground handling team is made up of staff who perform a wide range of functions including:

  • Ramp handling: guiding the plane into position and operating
  • Servicing vehicles on the tarmac
  • Refuelling and maintenance of the aircraft
  • Clearing of the cabin and restocking of the catering supplies
  • Check-in and boarding at the terminal gate

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29 March 2021 | By NEXTT Vision (IATA & ACI)

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22 February 2021 | By

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Eurofins [email protected]: A runway back to flight in COVID-19 times

19 January 2021 | By Eurofins

The airline industry connects everything that matters most – our families, homes, and food logistics; our businesses and governments. The next normal depends critically on our safe return to flight. As a world leader in the provision of clinical diagnostics, forensic, pharmaceutical, food and environmental laboratory testing services, Eurofins is…

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NEXTT Vision: From concept to implementation – during and post-COVID-19

17 December 2020 | By NEXTT Vision (IATA & ACI)

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