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This issue of Airside International is another big one, as we not only include our usual range of news pieces and feature articles but also take a look back at the busy and successful inter airport Europe show held in Munich in October. The Airside International team was at inter airport in numbers and this issue begins with our take on the best of the news from the exhibition. That is closely followed by a quick look at the latest developments at Seletar International Airport and Alaska Airlines. Another feature article analyses the various GSE that exists today for the handling of passengers with reduced mobility (PRM), and we talk to just some of the airport operators that place so much emphasis on looking after these more vulnerable visitors to their gateways. This December issue of Airside also includes an analysis of the airfield lighting sector and two pieces that discuss GSE usage in the Africa/Middle East region, as well as articles on the evolving world of hangar design, runway friction testing equipment, GSE parts provision and a review of recent tests at Frankfurt on ‘Go Green’ taxiway lighting possibilities. We finish, as usual, with ‘Airside update’, our round-up of the news since our last issue. I hope you enjoy the issue and find plenty here of interest.

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  • Africa’s GSE market

    As a former business development manager at UK-based boarding ramp manufacturer Aviramp, John Grundy learned much about the GSE business. In this article, he takes a close look at ground handling in S...

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  • Regional challenges

    The rates of growth of air transport and air cargo in the Middle East and Africa have tempted a number of handling companies to look at setting up shop in one or both of these regions Worldwide...

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  • Lighting up

    Technology associated with airport lighting is changing quickly and gateway operators have not been slow to catch on to the benefits available. There is money and energy to be saved According to Ch...

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  • Airside update

    What’s new in the airside world? Multihog provides cutting edge in Newcastle Newcastle International Airport’s Multihog vehicle has been used for mowing the 200 acres of grass within the pe...

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  • Assessing the options

    One carrier is looking at innovative ways of speeding the boarding process, making life easier for its passengers and cutting down on aircraft turnaround times Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has bee...

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  • Much more than PRM

    Rome-based GSE supplier AVIOGEI is perhaps best-known for its PRM – passengers with reduced mobility – handling equipment, but it actually has a vast array of GSE products available to the market ...

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  • Clariant

    Clariant Aviation, a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of aircraft and runway de-icing and anti-icing products, was at inter airport in Munich this October to show how ready it is for the c...

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  • Fraport: ‘Follow the Greens’

    Frankfurt-Main International Airport operator Fraport is always on the look out for ways to minimise its environmental footprint and possibly save a few euros in the process. Earlier this year, it too...

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  • Getting a grip

    Airside friction testing might only be a small part of the entire airside operational workflow, but it’s a vital one. And it’s an area in which a number of companies provide very specialised equip...

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  • The need for speed: keeping GSE running

    There are two main customer groups that require the provision of spare parts for GSE: the owners of the equipment (including handling agents, airlines and lessors) and maintenance providers. But while...

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  • The changing face of hangar design

    As recently as 30 years ago, airport hangars were not objects of beauty. Externally, they were little more than massive sheds and inside they looked like gigantic oily garages. But things have changed...

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  • Asset Intelligence

    New Jersey-based I.D. Systems is all about ‘Asset Intelligence’ and it is bringing its experience of asset tracking in other industries to the aviation sector Asset tracking is hardly unknown i...

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  • Specialising in expertise

    Not all the thousands of exhibitors and visitors to inter airport were representatives of the big GSE suppliers or buyers of their equipment; many either work for or own the huge number of small busin...

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