Three associations representing transport workers, ground handling companies and airport operators urge the European Parliament to vote in favour of extended derogations.
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Ground 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
The Airport Services Association and the Airline Catering Association have called for a task force in order to prevent the collapse of the aviation industry.
Since beginning operation in 1910, Southampton Airport has been a consistent aviation pioneer, and has now shifted its focus to the development of sustainable operations.
The installation of new electric charges to support airline-owned ground equipment is part of Long Beach Airport's efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
Since 2014, there has been a noticeable increase in baggage complications at international airports, a report from Taxi2Airport has found.
The programme will aim to reduce audit complexity and duplication for cargo handling facilities and therefore reduce redundant audit efforts by 50 per cent.
26 October 2019 | By Nokia
Understand the deployment options and private wireless solutions utilised to enhance airport operations.
Aging GSE risks being not just a liability but a serious barrier to future growth, and so smaller airports determined not to be left behind must consider alternative investment opportunities. Jay Lucas, Aviation Specialist at Arkle Finance, provided more information.
New gates will be added on all three concourses to allow DEN’s airlines an opportunity to grow and for DEN to accommodate new airlines.
4 October 2019 | By Dassault Systèmes
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR The right resource allocation is key in improving passenger flow at your airport. But without an holistic view on the operations, inefficient or even counter-productive decisions are easily made. In this webinar Dassault Systèmes explain how a passenger flow model can be used to determine the optimal…
24 September 2019 | By Vision-Box
Join us on the 6 November as industry experts explore the current developments of seamless travel around the world through real-life implementation, lessons learned and subsequent best practice.