issue 41

Welcome to the Spring 2018 issue of Airside International, in which we take a good look at a wide range of issues relating to operating on congested, potentially dangerous airport ramps.

We look at how handlers are getting on board with GSE tracking and telematics data. This issue also considers the latest trends in the high lifts and loaders to be found
on today’s ramp.

We have many more topics covered in this issue which you can read by clicking the links below.

We hope you enjoy the issue.

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  • Runway maintenance: managing the inevitable

    Runways suffer a great deal of wear and tear, simply as a result of normal operations. Maintaining those surfaces with minimal disruption to flights is part of any airport’s responsibility to it...

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  • Through-life asset management

    A number of companies, large and small, supply GSE tracking and telematics solutions. UK-headquartered multinational industry giant Babcock offers a wide selection of GSE fleet management services...

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  • Buyer’s Assessment: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

    In this Buyer’s Assessment, we turn the spotlight on Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and its testing of ITW GSE’s new 7400 battery-powered GPU Over the years, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has been...

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  • Airline Services on the wing

    Manchester, UK-headquartered service provider Airline Services has more than doubled in size over the last three years; and further expansion is on the way Nigel Daniel is managing director –...

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  • Looking ahead to Airport Show 2018 in Dubai

    The Airport Show is the world’s largest annual airport exhibition, and for the last 17 years it has attracted a large slice of the industry. Daniyal Qureshi, group exhibition director of the sho...

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  • Shining a light on S4GA

      Poland’s S4GA manufactures solar airfield ground lighting (S-AGL) systems, which can be used as a permanent alternative to standard, underground wired AGL systems, ideal for airports w...

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  • The when’s and the why’s of runway excursions

    While cases of ‘ramp rash’ featuring GSE colliding with aircraft on the apron are by no means unheard of, there are other – rarer but perhaps even more serious – examples of accidents at a...

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  • Heathrow operator first to gain NCAO seal of approval

    Earlier this year, a London Heathrow International Airport employee – Harry Cooper – became the first person in the UK to be awarded a newly available endorsement for achieving regulatory comp...

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  • All change for easyJet handling at LGW

    Rushlift has provided more than 400 items of GSE to support the start of DHL handling low-cost carrier easyJet’s flights through London Gatwick. Meanwhile, TCR is busy readying the GSE previously us...

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  • Loader news

    Changes are being made to the design and technology of loaders as market demands evolve. Perhaps most noticeable is the trend toward more environmentally friendly units In November last year, i...

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  • Pulling its weight

    Kalmar Motor AB was founded in 1969 as a specialist vehicle manufacturer and has been producing conventional aircraft towing tractors since the early 1970s. Today, it offers the GSE market a compr...

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  • Keeping track of location and performance

    Modern GSE tracking and telematics technologies provide data on much more than just the real-time location of GSE equipment – they offer fleet managers, engineers and supervisors a view of the p...

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  • Putting safety – and security – first

    On 27 February, David Clark celebrated a year in the role of global head of safety and security at handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS). He talks toAirside about what has been achieved over th...

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  • Partnering for growth

    SATS is looking to expand its ground handling operations across East Asia – and partnering with carriers in joint ventures is one way to do it Late last year, SATS, the Singapore-based provid...

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  • New ACI chairman sets out his goals

    Airports Council International (ACI), the trade body that represents airports around the world, has appointed a new chairman for a two-year term. Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) chief executi...

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  • Rickenbacker International Airport cleans up

    Rickenbacker International Airport, a gateway on the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio, operated by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority and perhaps best known as a logistics hub, launched a US$565,0...

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