In the latest instalment of International Airport Review’s exclusive series, Elena Fisher, City Planner in the Division of Aviation for the City of Philadelphia, writes how the DOA is working beyond its own initial sustainability goals to collaborate with outside organisations and government in order to achieve a truly integrated…
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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
For International Airport Review, the Director of Planning and Environmental Affairs for the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, Brendan Reed, discusses the role that sustainability - both social and environmental - will play in the recovery of the aviation industry post-pandemic, and how it will help San Diego International…
The commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2030 incorporates all emissions under Sydney Airport’s operational control, and the airport will also continue its programme to target indirect ‘Scope 3’ emissions.
29 March 2021 | By NEXTT Vision (IATA & ACI)
As a joint initiative of ACI and IATA, NEXTT (New Experience Travel Technologies) creates a shared vision for the future of travel. In our previous webinars, we reconfirmed the validity of the concepts under NEXTT in a Covid and post-pandemic environment and learned from our industry experts how they turned the concepts into…
Maxim Romanenko, Director of Ground Handling at Pulkovo Airport, writes of the lessons learned from adapting and thinking swiftly in response to the unprecedented environment caused by COVID-19 and how these successes can be taken forward in the sector as the virus loosens its hold.
In this video, Gerold Tumulka, CEO of Swissport Middle East, is interviewed by Fethi Chebil, Airport PPP Expert. Together, they discuss the impact of COVID-19 on ground handlers and the outlook for the ground handling business in the future.
On 8 February 2021, Berlin Brandenburg Airport achieved a significant milestone - 100 days of operation. Jan-Peter Haack, spokesperson for BER Airport, discusses the airport’s first few months of operation and the challenges of opening a brand new airport in the middle of a pandemic.
The new operational system will support the coordination of decision making across the entire Perth Airport site, including landside, airside and all flights.
The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) is the largest organisation representing aviation workers in Europe. In an article for International Airport Review , Eoin Coates, Head of Aviation at ETF, highlights the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on aviation's workerforce, and calls on the European Commission to act now to…
LBA has partnered with ITM Power on proposals for a new sustainable energy hub that will fuel the next generation of hydrogen and EV-powered ground handling vehicles.
In the first instalment of International Airport Review’s new and exclusive sustainability series, Claire Waghorn, Sustainable Transition Leader at Christchurch Airport, discusses how the Maori concept of kaitiakitanga best describes the airport’s approach to sustainability, and how its Green Transition Plan will support ambitious emission reduction targets.
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…
17 December 2020 | By NEXTT Vision (IATA & ACI)
As a joint initiative of ACI and IATA, NEXTT (New Experience Travel Technologies) creates a shared vision for the future of travel. While the first webinar confirmed the validity of and the need for the concepts of NEXTT in these difficult times for the air travel industry, this second webinar looked…
30 October 2020 | By Dassault Systèmes
Most airports are facing challenges around planning optimally for variations in passenger demand and allocating the required resources at the right time and location. The current pandemic has only emphasised this need for agility. Today, decisions must be made faster with greater confidence to meet growing challenges. Airports need to…
23 October 2020 | By One ID (IATA)
Register and join us live as keynote speakers go through the main passenger data privacy challenges and how could they be addressed, within the One ID Ecosystem and supporting standards.