There continue to be few signs that the aviation industry is returning to the good days enjoyed prior to the US and Europe’s economic disasters, yet there is plenty of good news out there for numerous companies. This issue, Airside has talked with a number of GSE suppliers and GSE end-users and many of them remain extremely positive. Even in these difficult times, there is a profi t to be made for those in the aviation industry willing to work hard and to invest in quality. Plus, Airside has met with manufacturers that are working to establish their own specialised niche, differentiating themselves by offering something innovative, while we note how one particular Middle Eastern gateway – Sharjah – is prioritising the environmental soundness of its handling equipment.
Issue date 1 December 2012