Autumn 2018

issue 43

Welcome to the Autumn 2018 issue of Airside International, in which we include a number of features on the trends in demands influencing GSE design. Thus, we assess how suppliers are reacting to requirements among customers for more environmentally friendly GSE, which complements a wider assessment of the market for green GSE.

Along with a whole host of information packed into this issue, this Autumn issue includes our regular Buyer’s Assessment, plus a look forward to Airside magazine’s annual sister exhibition and conference – the GSE & Ramp-Ops Event to be held in September in Dubrovnik – as well as the IAGSE exhibition in Las Vegas in October.


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Featured in this issue

  • Training for the real thing

    As Airside goes to press (August), one of the world’s most sophisticated firefighting simulators is going into service with the City of Chicago Fire Department at Chicago O’Hare International Airp...

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  • Prior preparation and planning

    Airports are investing in various aspects of their operations and facilities in order to provide more efficient de-icing services while minimising their impact on the environment. Megan Ramsay spoke t...

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  • Pulling their weight

    While the core requirements of airport tug and tractor units remain pretty much constant (although aircraft have certainly got much bigger over the years), relative performance has increased dramatica...

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  • Panus to launch new all-electric tug

    The owner of the Bliss-Fox brand of GSE is all set to introduce a new fully electric pushback on to the market; the F1-340E will be a new departure for the company   Conburi Province, Thail...

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  • Buyer’s Assessment: Dubrovnik Airport

    In this Buyer’s Assessment, Ivo Butijer, head of the Mechanical Department at Croatia’s Dubrovnik Airport, explains the value of Harlan tugs in use at the gateway   For a little backgro...

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  • ‘Adaptive Fuelling Technology’: an industry standard for the future?

    Illinois, US-based Liquid Controls – a specialist in fuel metering and measurement – has been a leading player in the development of CENTRILOGiQ, a new electronic register platform designed to int...

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  • Moving towards greener GPUs

    The trend for users to seek ever more environmentally friendly ground power unit technology is gaining momentum   Weston-super-Mare, UK-based Powervamp is one of the many ramp power supplie...

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  • IATA looks to the ramp of the future

    credit: AeroGround Flughafen München GmbH The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has highlighted three key priorities for the ground handling industry to support the growing demand fo...

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  • WAA prepares the ground for new GSE facility

    In late June, Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) broke ground on a new 96,000 square foot Ground Services Equipment (GSE) facility. The C$27 million multi-use building will offer ground handling and ca...

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  • An all-round view

    Kent, UK-based Brigade Electronics offers a range of systems for vehicles, including GSE, that optimise performance and maximise safety by offering 360-degree vision around the vehicle. Group marketin...

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  • Aebi Schmidt acquires MBC to boost North American presence

    In July, Zurich, Switzerland-based Aebi Schmidt – a specialist in the field of snow clearing, de-icing and sweeping technology, amongst other things – confirmed that it had acquired M-B Companies ...

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  • Collaboration at Berlin airports

    In May this year, it was announced that German ground handling companies AHS Berlin Aviation Handling Services and AeroGround Berlin had agreed on a programme of long-term strategic cooperation at Ber...

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  • TCR boosts telematics GSE fleets

    In Spring this year, TCR Group announced two important partnership deals it had agreed as part of its ongoing effort to further develop the telemetry capability it offers with its full-service GSE ren...

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  • Motiv Power Systems to deliver Champion option

    Earlier this year, Motiv Power Systems – a San Francisco-based supplier of all-electric chassis for commercial trucks and buses – announced that it would be selling its all-electric EPIC 4 Series ...

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  • Balancing the equation

    While Europe and the US already have an established tradition of investing in greener technology, economies elsewhere are at various stages in upgrading their diesel GSE or making the switch to acquir...

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  • Keeping the noise down at airports around the world

    Many airports across the globe are to be commended for their efforts to minimise airside noise, though a large percentage of residents living in any given gateway’s locality may well argue that they...

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  • Handling training in-house

    Airside talks to global handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) about how it trains its ramp handlers. Yann Le Tonqueze, managing director of its Airport College, offers his thoughts   Clea...

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  • Las Vegas showcase

    This year’s International Airport GSE Expo will again be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. To run between 2 and 4 October, it will be a big shop window for ground support equi...

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  • Innovation in habitat management

    Manufacturer Euro-Matic has come up with a unique way of keeping birds off lakes and reservoirs close to airport perimeters – plastic balls. Co-owner and director Helena King explains the thinking b...

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  • Vxceed comes with Latitude

    Managing the way assets are deployed and used on the apron such that their value is maximised is clearly of interest to all those that operate GSE. Asset management tools that monitor GSE use and loca...

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