issue 24

Eva International – publisher of Airside International – organises the annual GSE Buyers’ Conference and, this year, it took the decision to include ramp operations in the event, reflecting the inextricable connections between GSE procurement and the vast array of activities that are carried out on the ramp.
Over the course of three days, senior figures within the GSE and ramp operations world came together in the Portuguese capital for an agenda that included presentations and panel discussions on all aspects of the GSE arena and the equipment’s role on the apron. A particular focus this year was on airport winter operations, adding to the topics covered in a varied and fascinating programme.

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  • Managing the cash

    Airside International looks at how airports are managing their finances and how priorities have changed as a result of privatisation The major trend among airports today is towards privatisatio...

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  • Airside update

    Vestergaard trumpets the Elephant After the launch of Vestergaard Company’s Elephant® Beta NG de-icer in 2012, a significant number of airlines, airports and handlers have received and operated ...

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  • Bus-iness as usual

    Despite a move towards the use of boarding bridges that allow passengers to walk on and off aircraft, the need to park equipment away from the terminal will never disappear completely: airside buses w...

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  • Today’s cargo handling needs extreme machines

    It may be stating the obvious, but a lot of air cargo is big and heavy. That factor, more than any other, has influenced the design of ground support equipment and, as weights and sizes continue to in...

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  • Düsseldorf handles the challenges

    Düsseldorf International Airport has a somewhat unusual model, at least by Western European standards – its primary airside warehouse operator is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the gateway’s operat...

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  • Far East round-up

    Some of the world’s biggest and busiest airports are in the Far East, no surprise given the booming aviation business in that part of the world. The handlers there – and the gateways at which they...

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  • An eye for the opportunity

      At the start if this year, GSE supplier Goldhofer acquired another major player in the ground support equipment field, fellow German company Schopf. That move was just one aspect of Goldhofe...

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  • GSE buyer interview – CAS

    Cargo Airport Services (CAS) offers cargo handling at some of the US’s biggest air gateways – New York JFK, Dallas/Fort Worth, George Bush Intercontinental in Houston, Miami and Newark amongst the...

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  • Keeping up with the customer

    Users of GSE need it to be as reliable and efficient as possible at all times, whether that equipment is owned or leased. There is a growing tendency for users to outsource their GSE maintenance, whil...

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