Aeroporti di Puglia has signed an agreement for full-service rental and GSE (ground support equipment) maintenance with TCR Italia starting from 15 March, 2019.
By means of this agreement, Aeroporti di Puglia, which operates Bari, Brindisi, Foggia and Taranto airports tackles the management of the airport GSE fleet in an innovative way and it brings a number of benefits.
TCR said the airport group is guaranteeing the renewal of the most obsolete vehicles and the daily availability of a predetermined number of vehicles; reducing the frequency of breakdowns and the unavailability of vehicles due to need for repairs, thanks to the more efficient and effective management of the maintenance program.
Others are to improve its protection of the environment with the greater use of electric GSE or with the latest generation of endothermic engines and finally, but not least, increasing the safety of passengers and operators thanks to the introduction of telematic control systems for vehicles and aircraft assisted approach devices based on the new IATA AHM913 regulation.
For Aeroporti di Puglia this agreement is part of a policy that sees it involved, as a modern public sector company managing services and infrastructures in favor of a community, in guiding its choices with the highest attention to socio-environmental aspects and to the transparency and fairness of management processes.
Aeroporti di Puglia president, Tiziano Onesti said: “The renewal of our GSE fleet allows us to modulate, with efficiency and absolute safety and the highest comfort standards, the right equipment for our traffic requirements, taking particular care of our passengers and airlines.
“Furthermore, with the introduction of new generation vehicles, Aeroporti di Puglia confirms itself as a company that is always careful to “green” choices, having at its heart the issues of sustainability and corporate social responsibility, at all levels and in every activity.”
TCR Italia general manager, Francois Peeters said: “We are very honored to have been selected by Aeroporti di Puglia for this project, not only for the importance of its size, but above all because, in addition to allowing us to demonstrate TCR’s ability to manage complex, custom-made solutions.”
He added: “It allows us to support Aeroporti di Puglia in the strategic development of the 4 Apulian airports, each with its own specific vocation, namely Bari and Brindisi for passenger traffic, Taranto Grottaglie for the aerospace industry and the only authorized spaceport in Europe, and finally Foggia’s Gino Lisa airport which, with the recognition of the SGEI (General Economic Interest Service) will see the development of a logistic base of the Italian Civil Protection.”