issue 33

Welcome to the Spring 2016 issue of Airside International, which includes features on GSE including high lifts and loaders, tracking systems and how one particular national airport operator is making the most of green engine technology. From an airport operator’s point of view, we assess the challenges of runway maintenance and habitat management – a subject of ever growing importance in our environmentally conscious world. Airside talks to Air Canada about quick aircraft turnarounds, to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson about facilities management and to Gazpromneft Aero about its rapid growth in the field of on-airport refuelling.

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  • Protecting the Environment

    The aviation industry, including airports, takes a lot of criticism over its impact on the environment, but in addition to efforts to minimise harmful emissions, many gateways go to great lengths in t...

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  • Setting the example

    Swedish national airport operator Swedavia is proving a lesson for all in terms of minimising the harmful emissions created on and around its apron. David Smith examines how the state-owned owner/oper...

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  • Maintaining operational tempo

    Keeping flights to schedule is no easy task and takes a huge amount of work on the part of so many links in the aviation chain. One of those links is the team that ensures runways and taxiways are fit...

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  • AOA conference brings big airport players together

    The UK’s Airport Operators Association (AOA) industry trade body brought together many of the nation’s big airport hitters together for a day and a half in the Hilton London Metropole Hotel in lat...

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  • Slow & Steady

    High lifts and loaders may not be the fastest-changing items in the GSE mix, but there is increasing demand for improved safety and environmental performance, and manufacturers are responding – as ...

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  • Keeping in touch

    More and more handlers are starting to invest in GSE tracking technology, systems that can allow them to monitor and record the whereabouts, availability and even performance of equipment on the ramp....

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  • Handling in the Azores

    Airside International talks with Antonio Portugal, handling operations manager at SATA, the Portuguese carrier based in the Azores Q. CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT SATA AND ITS HISTORY? A. SATA...

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  • Fuelling growth

    Gazpromneft-Aero (GPNA), a subsidiary of Russian oil giant Gazprom Neft, has offered aircraft fuelling and ‘into-wing’ fuel since 1st January 2008. Airside talks to Vladimir Egorov, CEO of GPNA ab...

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  • Keeping things running on the ground

    Airside International talks with John Means, facilities director at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (officially the world’s busiest passenger airport) about the myriad of responsi...

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