Winter 2022

issue 60

Welcome to the Winter 2022 issue of Airside International, in which we talk to many of the GSE suppliers who demonstrated a range of their wares at the GSE Expo Europe show held at Le Bourget, Paris, in September. These include Denmark’s Vestergaard and ITW GSE, France’s ADVEEZ, Italy’s AVIOGEI, Belgium-headquartered AVIACO, and AeroVect and Textron of the US. Additional interviews with attendees at the show can also be found in a supplementary section of the digital issue of this magazine.

Autonomy is a feature of this edition, covered in some depth in our chat with the UK’s Aurrigo as well as with Stuttgart Airport and Aebi Schmidt, who are collaborating on autonomous snow clearance operations.

Complementing the latter article, this issue’s features include one dedicated to the changing technologies associated with snow clearance. We also cover the evolving apron bus market, which is looking to electric solutions, and the very interesting subject of the recovery of stranded aircraft that have suffered a runway excursion.

Finally, we talk to EcoOnline and the Airport Services Association (ASA) about their collaboration on an all-new Safety Incident Data (SID) platform.

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  • A change at the helm at ITW GSE

    In a change that was effective as of 1 September, Poul Elvstrøm has become the new vice president/general manager at ground power unit and pre-conditioned air unit supplier ITW GSE Elvstrøm has b...

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  • Adapting to change

    Adapt GSE was on stand B60 at the GSE Expo Europe. Airside International’s publisher, Parveen Raja, met there with Eamonn Maguire and David Russell, respectively commercial director and business dev...

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  • ADVEEZ offers real-time GSE performance monitoring

    Based at Toulouse, France, ADVEEZ specialises in telematics systems that are designed with the particular needs of the airport ramp environment in mind (though it also sells into other markets, includ...

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  • AeroVect: A start-up success story

    Eugenio Donati is a co-founder of AeroVect, a California-based specialist in technology for the autonomous operation of GSE. He explains how the company’s original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-agnos...

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  • Apron bussing is going green

    As with so many types of GSE, there seems to be an unstoppable trend towards electric equipment when it comes to those all-important apron buses that carry passengers to and from airports’ remote st...

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  • Aurrigo floats for growth

    UK-based transport technology innovator Aurrigo has floated on the London Stock Exchange. The funds raised are expected to finance significant growth and development for the company and a number of it...

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  • Autonomous action

    Aebi Schmidt Group and Stuttgart Airport have demonstrated on the apron what the future of winter road maintenance using autonomously operating vehicles might look like In late September, Stuttgart...

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  • By the GSE community, for the GSE community

    In September, a new event dedicated to ground support equipment was launched. GSE Expo Europe, held at the Le Bourget Exhibition Centre, Paris, attracted large numbers of GSE suppliers and operators, ...

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  • Demand rises for AVIACO electric retrofits

    Partners AVIACO and XYZ Dynamics are working together to offer GSE operators a green and cost-effective service to convert their diesel GSE to battery power Last year, Airside reported on the launc...

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  • EcoOnline and ASA partner on new safety incident data platform

    The Airport Services Association (ASA), the trade body that acts as an advocate for the international ground handling industry, has collaborated with leading digital health and safety (H&S) specia...

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  • High-tech telematics

    Phil Davis, enterprise sales account executive at Transpoco Telematics – an Ireland-based innovative technology company focussing on telematics and artificial intelligence (AI) safety camera technol...

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  • Keeping track

    Parveen Raja, Airside’s publisher, spoke with David Read and Jean-François Bouilhaguet from Resonate MP4, primarily about XOPS – the brand name of the digital, ‘SMART’ fleet and operations ma...

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  • Leading from the front

    Franco Cesarini, president of AVIOGEI Airport Equipment, talks about his many years of experience in serving the aviation sector and how AVIOGEI has developed into a major GSE supplier AVIOGEI firs...

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  • Leading the charge

    Parveen Raja talked to Seth Stansell of PosiCharge, a division of the Webasto Group, at Le Bourget during GSE Expo Europe to learn about the company and what it offers to the aviation industry Raja...

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  • Looking to expand

    Raghunandan Jagdish, CEO and managing director of Nandan GSE Pvt Ltd talks to Parveen Raja about the company and its plans for growth Raja: Can you introduce your company to our readers? Jagdish...

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  • Staying ahead of the snow

    A report from Maximize Market Research (MMR) estimates the value of the global airport snow removal equipment market in 2021 to have been US$2.73 billion and predicts that it will grow at a compound a...

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  • Supporting aircraft recovery operations

    If an aircraft suffers a runway excursion the potential costs are huge, not only in terms of damage sustained but in the impact on operations at the airport (it could entail a runway closure, for exam...

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  • Textron launches new capabilities in Paris

    GSE supplier Textron GSE has launched a new TUG Endurance™ baggage tractor and introduced its innovative Intellimix™ technology to its Safeaero 220 de-icer In September, Textron GSE announced t...

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  • Vestergaard acquires remaining shares in Kalmar

    Roskilde, Denmark-headquartered Vestergaard Company has acquired the remaining shares it had not previously purchased in Swedish pushback specialist Kalmar Motor, thereby becoming its sole shareholder...

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