issue 21

Perhaps the economic signs are improving…..albeit slowly….for example, the ANA Group recently stated that operating income and recurring profit for the 12-month period to 31 March reached record levels. Despite a number of "potential headwinds" in the coming period ahead, ANA does expect to make further progress in the current fiscal year ending March 2013.

The economy was a central thread at the second GSE Buyers’ Conference held in Amsterdam in April, which took place amidst global tensions and the ongoing financial uncertainty.  There is no doubt that collective anxiety at conference centred on the future and sustainability of the GSE sector.

But as we report in this edition of Airside International, growth in air travel is fuelling investment at many of the world’s largest airports, which are looking at increasing flights and passenger numbers as well as further building their infrastructure. In tandem with the economy, the green agenda remains a prerequisite and we discover how it impacts on both apron bus and towbar tractor operations in terms of emissions standards.

I hope you enjoy this latest issue interesting and informative.

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  • Expanding airports

    Airside International reports on how air travel demand is fuelling airport investment plans Growth in air travel is driving investment at many of the world’s largest airports, including the busie...

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  • Magic bus

    As Airside International discovers, Manchester Airport’s transport manager knows his buses inside out….. “Andy is mad about our apron buses. If you call him, he’ll bend your ear and you...

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  • International rescue

    Airside International profiles some of the latest crash and fire vehicles for commercial airports Ideally, an airport fire vehicle should be capable of carrying a large load at relatively high spee...

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  • Fuel for thought

    Keith Mwanalushi outlines the latest advances in fuel cell technologies for ground support equipment Emerging fuel cell technologies are being tested to demonstrate their effectiveness with GSE. H...

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  • Excellent opportunity

    Pim Stam, Co-Chairman at the recent GSE Buyers’ Conference, concluded that it was an “excellent opportunity for us to obtain leads and advice from leading members of our business.”  This ye...

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  • Road tested

    Airside International highlights some of the options for airports in maintaining their runways The global increase in air travel may be good news for airports, but it also means extra runway ma...

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  • Push back to the future

    Tractors are under increasing technical pressures to accommodate stringent emission control standards introduced in Europe and North America. Airside International investigates the latest advances in ...

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