issue 38

Welcome to the Summer 2017 issue of Airside International.

This issue of the magazine includes a wide range of features that consider some of the challenges facing airport operators and GSE users – airside bussing, financing the major investment projects that are developing the big global air gateways of the future, and managing growing GSE fleets on busy ramps, to name just a few.

​We hope you enjoy the issue.

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Featured in this issue

  • Overseeing GSE on the ramp

    As so many of the world’s airports welcome more and more business to their runways and their facilities, the pressure on managing congested aprons becomes more and more acute. Airside talked to ...

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  • Airport buses: an important part of the mix

    [caption id="attachment_4358" align="alignright" width="300"] Bernd te Brake, AeroGround[/caption] For the large number of airports around the world that move passengers through remote stands, buse...

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  • Pushing ahead

    David Henderson is the chief commercial officer of National Aviation Services (NAS), the Kuwait-headquartered aviation service provider. He tells Airside International about the rapid programme of...

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  • Developing tomorrow’s aviation hubs

    Right around the world, massive infrastructure development projects are building new airports or adding significantly to existing capacities. It is through these and other huge aviation hubs that the ...

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  • Gearing up

    Airport Services Association (ASA) director general Jon Conway talks to Airside about taking over his new role at the start of Spring this year and his plans for the association. It’s clear he is go...

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  • Buyers’ Assessment

    In this Buyer’s Assessment, we look at Romanian Airport Services and its use of, amongst much other GSE, the ATA tug Romanian Airport Services forms part of Romania’s RAS Group, along with ...

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  • Keeping it real

    Training by simulator is often a cost-effective alternative to on-the-job training, and that can certainly be the case for those required to work in busy ramp conditions Global Ground Support, ...

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  • Meeting PRM challenges

    On 11 May, a conference hosted by AVIOGEI Airport Equipment, Aeroporti di Roma (ADR, operator of Rome’s Fiumicino and Ciampino airports), Ente Nazionale per L’Aviazione Civile (ENAC, Italy’s civ...

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  • PaxLift to offer a helping hand

    A new ambulift is soon to make its presence felt in the GSE arena; and it’s pitched at the higher end of the market Verona, Italy-headquartered Baumann was founded in 1969 and is best known f...

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  • A digital industrial revolution: 3D scanning and printing

    Automation has played a part in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of aircraft for some time now. Robotics and automated processes have helped airlines and service providers to improve efficiencie...

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  • Planning for success

    Can efficient ‘tail planning’ lead to better fleet management? Andrew Stimpson of IFS offers his thoughts Most of the aviation industry is in a positive mood right now regarding current conditi...

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  • Driving change

    Bryan Zhao, CEO of Maribor, Slovenia-headquartered airport bus manufacturer TAM-Europe, spoke to Airside International during the recent annual Airside Event in Milan about his company’s current pri...

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  • Airport Show: the best yet?

    The recent Airport Show in Dubai, the 17th time this event has been held, attracted more than 7,200 attendees from the global aviation industry. Delighted with this success, Reed Exhibitions Middle Ea...

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  • Political instability and the aviation industry

    [caption id="attachment_4637" align="alignleft" width="219"] Paul Steele, IATA[/caption] There have been some tumultuous political developments on both sides of the Atlantic in recent months, and A...

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