Special Interest Streams

Stream 1 - Interpreting the SGHA Article 8: defining direct loss, consequential loss and creating a business plan that addresses the ambiguity
Kate Seaton
Aviation Disputes Lawyer, Holman Fenwick Willan

There appears to be widespread confusion when it comes to the courts’ interpretation of liability and indemnities for ground damage under SGHA Article 8. Can recent case history offer any more clues on general interpretation? And what steps should ground handlers be taking to better protect themselves from the ambiguity?

Stream 2 - Winning new business by adopting a more enlightened negotiation-style
Kevin Ryan
International Speaker & Trainer, Training Edge Asia

Ground handling has been characterised as a race to the bottom with handlers vying for airline business on purely a price differential. This session will present the case for a more enlightened approach to future contract negotiations: one that can lead to truly collaborative ‘value adding’ partnership between handlers and airlines.

Stream 3 - E-Learning - What can we learn from a recent ramp incident?
Simon Walker
Managing Director, Virtual Aviation College

A recent ramp injury incident will be modelled and presented as an E-Learning lesson to demonstrate how E-Learning can be effectively used as an in-house training tool for general ground operational training or to examine causal effects of specific incidents.

Stream 4 - GSE automation and safety: managing the hidden risks where man and machine meet on the ramp
Special Interest Stream - Interpreting the SGHA Article 8: defining direct loss, consequential loss and creating a business plan that addresses the ambiguity
Max Gosney
Ground Handling International

Increasing levels GSE automation promise advances in the speed and reliability of turnarounds, while reducing the potential for aircraft damage. But what are the hidden dangers where human operators mix with automated equipment and how do we ensure employees stay safety conscious in the face of growing computer control? This session will bring GSE experts together to discuss.

Stream 5 - What will it take to “do” ULD properly? Looking for change?
Bob Rogers
Vice President of ULD CARE and Technical Coordinator to the IATA ULD Operations Advisory Group

This session will highlight the key issues that face those responsible for ULDs at both airlines and ground handlers, discuss the increasing expectations of aviation regulators and industry bodies and provide a road map for improving the commonly underappreciated world of ULD operations.