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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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Enhanced video analytics for airport operators

5 August 2019 | By IDEMIA

The growing number of travellers passing through airports consequently increases the number of tasks airport operators must complete, whilst enhancing potential threats. However, an enlarged amount of traffic cannot be at the expense of security. Video analytics can enhance the capacity of existing infrastructure and video management systems. Video analysis…

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RFID and modern baggage messaging: Where we are and what to expect in 2020

31 July 2019 | By International Air Transport Association (IATA)

This webinar will summarise the latest developments related to baggage tracking and provide an overview of where the industry is at in the implementation of RFID and baggage XML. Industry experts will also share new examples of implementation and IATA will reveal some of the activities planned for 2020. Click…

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Modern baggage messaging standards

30 July 2019 | By International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Following on from the first two webinars of this series – which introduced the IATA RFID priority and highlighted some successful deployments – this session will cover the messaging aspect as baggage is moved according to messages that are sent from the airline Departure Control System (DCS) to the baggage…

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Solving profitability and talent challenges

24 July 2019 | By

Airlines, airports and ground handlers face many challenges when it comes to profitable operations and attracting the right talent to their organisation. All too often when we speak to airside businesses, we hear that many of the factors affecting their operations are ”out of our control”.

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Implementing RFID in baggage operations

10 July 2019 | By International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Following on from the first webinar of this series, which introduced the IATA RFID priority, this session will focus on adopting and implementing RFID in baggage handling. Participants will be given some practical tools and resources to explore using RFID as a tracking solution for their operations and will be…

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IATA prioritises RFID for baggage tracking across the industry

3 June 2019 | By International Air Transport Association (IATA)

This webinar was an introduction to the IATA RFID priority, including RFID benefits, the IATA RFID roadmap and the IATA standard for RFID. It covered why IATA decided to move forward with RFID as the best mechanism for airlines to adopt Resolution 753 on baggage tracking and for the industry…

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NEXTT: Designing for the Future

11 April 2019 | By NEXTT Vision (IATA & ACI)

Join us to learn how the NEXTT vision will deliver improvements in customer experience and operational processes by leveraging new and emerging technologies.

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