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SUMMER 2015

issue 30

This issue of includes interviews with two of the leading trade bodies in the aviation sector, International Air Transport Association and Airports Council International. Our equipment and service features cover the subjects of runway maintenance, GSE maintenance and airport tugs, while we also take a look at the problems airports face in attempting to secure their lengthy perimeters from unwanted incursions.

We chat with Jon Emmet, managing director of Douglas Equipment, recently acquired by Textron Specialized Vehicles, and we get the latest news from both Mallaghan and the new GSE fuelling services product from Liquid Controls and World Fuel Services.

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  • Airside Event brings the Industry together

    This year’s get-together featured no less than five separate but co-located conferences: GSE Buyers & Ramp-Ops; Airfield Operations; Preventing Aircraft Damage (PAD); Airport Winter Operations; ...

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  • Looking Ahead

    Airside International talks with Hemant Mistry, director airports and fuel at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) about the challenging future facing the world’s big air gateways. Q....

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  • The Future of Fuel: making strides

    In its quest to reduce its carbon footprint and its exposure to the risks associated with volatile oil and jet fuel prices while demand for air transport continues to grow, the aviation industry is ex...

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  • Mallaghan makes its mark in Korea

    An innovative automated conveyor system is helping handlers to lower costs and lessen the incidence of musculoskeletal problems amongst their baggage handlers Mallaghan, the Dungannon, Northern Ire...

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  • Working together on the ramp

     Airport authorities are beginning to work ever closer with their ramp handlers to ensure that their equipment and their processes are both safe and efficient Having a well-maintained flee...

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  • Airport Show Preview

    The Airport Show being held between 10 and 12 May this year will again be the world’s largest annual airport gathering. We looked forward with organiser Reed Exhibitions to the big event This, th...

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  • Future priorities

    Emma Deane is the new vice president, commercial & business development for dnata, the Dubai-headquartered aviation services provider that forms a key part of the Emirates Group. She spoke to Airs...

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  • Pavement maintenance in focus

    Like so many operations in the world of aviation, airfield runway maintenance is increasingly becoming a problem related to traffic volume. Airports are getting busier and busier with every passing ye...

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  • Guidance and assistance

    A couple of years ago, Airside International talked with Angela Gittens, the director general of Airports Council International (ACI), the trade body representing airports around the world. She recent...

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  • Pulling their weight

    Airside International considers what’s new in the world of airport tugs and takes a look at the increasing popularity of electric-powered units Big and small airport pushback tractor manufacturer...

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  • Douglas welcomes Textron commitment

    On 13th January, the acquisition of Douglas Equipment by Textron Specialized Vehicles, a division of US manufacturer Textron, was completed. Just 4 years earlier – in April 2011 – Curtiss-Wright h...

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  • Securing the perimeter

    Today’s airports are big and they are busy. Covering huge areas while catering to the needs of thousands of people and massive cargo loads coming and going each and every day makes securing their bo...

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  • Easing the GSE fuelling process

    FleetConnect is an electronic fuel management system that allows users to refuel GSE quickly and easily, while also making all data relating to that fuelling readily accessible to customers for their ...

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  • Salvaging Legacies

    While air transport is subject to stringent safety regulations, there are still occasions when things can go wrong. Sometimes an air accident is minor; sometimes, sadly not. Either way, there are less...

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  • Safely home,thanks to sophisticated systems

    Electronic docking guidance systems have come a long way since they were introduced in the 1970s.As well as helping aircraft get on stand with the minimum of fuss and delay, they are also playing anin...

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  • Growing the bus-iness

    Airside talks to Patricia Vasconcelos, managing director of Wiesbaden, Germany - based airport bus supplier COBUS Industries, about the priorities she has set for the company and how she expects COBUS...

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  • Lifting and loading: Taking the Strain

    New lifts and loaders continue to be brought to market; the changes in equipment have not been revolutionary of late, but customers are always looking for more from their suppliers TREPEL Airport E...

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  • Collision avoidance

    For cargo operators, there is no risk of passenger jet bridges impacting with their aircraft, but there remains the signifi cant hazard of high loaders going ‘bump in the night’ with the freighter...

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  • Buyers’ Viewpoint: Handling the challenges of GSE acquisition

    Aviator, the Stockholm-based aviation services provider, is spreading its wings, and procuring the right sorts of GSE in the right quantities has been a critical factor in its success Projects dire...

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  • Buyers’ Viewpoint: Reliable partners

    An Africa-based handler explains how it goes about making GSE procurement decisions, and points out the importance of having trustworthy suppliers Paul Craig is the managing director of Aviance Ghana...

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  • Driving down cost of ownership… and emissions

    GSE engine technology is a big issue right now. GSE operators want engines that are powerful, reliable and relatively cheap to run; given the focus on maintaining a healthy environment, they also don...

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  • Edinburgh on take-off

    Edinburgh Airport - Branded as 'Where Scotland meet the World' - is going places Scotland’s busiest air gateway, Edinburgh Airport handled 10.2 million passengers last year – its busiest ever for...

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  • Coming Together

    It’s nearly that time again! The annual get-together of so many important members of the airside community, will be held in Budapest this year under the auspices of EVA International Media – publi...

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  • Rushlift supports WFS expansion at Manchester

    When a third-party service provider wins new business at any of its stations, there’s often a rush to secure the necessary handling equipment. GSE providers have to be ready to step up at very short...

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