De-icing management system for Iberia
Iberia has developed a new aircraft de-icing management system, which it believe has placed the company in the vanguard of he most specialised providers of de-icing services. The new system is based on 3G technology, and comparable systems are used only by Lufthansa in Frankfurt, US Airways in Charlotte and Delta Air Lines in Atlanta……More>>
The US and Canada
Just before we went to press there were rumours of massive cut-backs in
expenditure within the US aviation sector, cut-backs that would have a
detrimental effect on the air passenger’s travel experience. But all that is
(possibly) to come: what has happened in the months prior?
|PEOPLE AND APPOINTMENTS||LEGAL COLUMN|
The Board of Directors of SATS has announced that Alexander Charles Hungate will succeed Tan Chuan Lye as President and Chief Executive Officer when the latter retires at the end of this year. Hungate will join SATS on July 16 as Executive Director in order to begin working closely with Lye to prepare for the transition. He has been a Non-Executive Director on the Board since July 2011….…More ››
Len Kirsch considers the amendments made to the latest SGHA document……..More ››
|PRM, CATERING & CLEANING NEWS||IT NEWS|
A reminder to the PRM
Any passenger in the UK who faces difficulty travelling within an airport or on board an aircraft, whether through disability, injury, age or any other reason, is entitled to help from the airport or airline.
Air China ups the ante in Brazil
Air China ups the ante in Brazil
|CARGO NEWS||THE GREEN PAGES|
New warehouse for Nahcoaviance Nahcoaviance recently commissioned its highly automated facilities warehouse, the largest in sub Sahara Africa, which has a capacity to handle 230,000 tonnes of cargo. The warehouse also boasts a world-class cold room, freezers and a comprehensive security system, which included a dual view scanning machine and an explosive device detection machine…….More ››
New vinyl covers are eco-friendly Incheon International Airport Corporation, in Seoul, has underwritten 50% of the purchase price of more than 7,000 biodegradable vinyl pallet covers used by handling companies Korea Airport Service, Swissport and AACT. The project is the fourth in a series of environmental initiatives which were begun by the airport in 2009 under the Green Cargo Hub banner…More ››
|RAMP SAFETY BRIEFING
In an ideal world, it shouldn’t happen, of course. But since most of us don’t
inhabit Utopia, tiredness or fatigue is a fact of life – and, occasionally, death.
Whilst fatigue is a topic that has not been covered before within these pages,
recent developments in Brussels have brought this issue out of the shadows and
placed it under the spotlight of the aviation sector. Click here for full details.
TLD continues its expansion in China
TLD recently announced the official opening of its new facility in Wuxi, China, for the manufacture of airfreight loaders, pushback tractors and other airport ground support equipment. This facility expands the group’s global manufacturing footprint in Europe, America and Asia, and complements the factory already existing in Shanghai, and has the intention of meeting increased customer demand in China and other Asia-Pacific markets.
Uniform approach to recycling in Paris
Air France has revealed that it is organising a collection of used ground staff and crew uniforms at Paris Orly and Paris Charles de Gaulle airports. This new eco-friendly operation began in January and was set to run until mid-March. All the uniforms collected in this manner from the staff concerned will subsequently be recycled as car insulation material at a specialised processing plant. Click here for full details.
|RAMP SAFETY AWARDS 2012
The winners for 2012 were:
Europe – Dnata
Africa & Middle East – ASE
US, Canada & Latin America – Swissport Americas
Far East & Australasia – Bangkok Flight Services