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Airbus and TotalEnergies sign strategic partnership for sustainable aviation fuels

Airbus and TotalEnergies have signed a strategic partnership to address the challenges of decarbonising aviation through sustainable aviation fuels

Al-Ula in Saudi Arabia joins Swissport’s network

Swissport has added Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz International Airport at Al-Ula (ULH) to its growing network in Saudi Arabia.

WFS’ Lean Six Sigma programme inspires business improvements

LSSGB program by WFS, is helping employees from across the business achieve an internationally recognised management certification

Skytanking signs 6-year ground handling partnership with Ryanair

Skytanking and Ryanair this week announced a 6-year ground handling partnership at “key airports” across Europe.

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Winter 2023

Welcome to the Winter 2023 edition of Airside International in which we cover airfield lighting, de-icing, snow clearance and sustainable GSE, and review inter airport Europe 2023 and International GSE Expo, two of the largest aviation exhibitions.
With sustainability at the forefront of these events, we spoke with several electric GSE manufacturers across the two expos about the new products they are offering, and how they evaluate the future of the markets.
In detail, we interview key players who say there are great infrastructure challenges to overcome before the industry, on a global scale, can fully electrify.
We talk to airports and airfield lighting manufacturers about the shifting technology driving the AGL markets forward.

Further, we sat down with one airfield lighting maintenance expert who is calling on regulators to enforce greater compliance with their infrastructure, in order to ramp up safety and maximise the efficiency of airports’ operations.
In this latest edition, under our new team of dedicated journalists, Airside also explores the importance of maintaining high levels of standards and training to ensure airport operators are safe, competent and compliant on the tarmac.

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Air New Zealand poor GSE

‘Poor GSE’ forces Air New Zealand to suspend flights

Air New Zealand has reportedly temporarily halted operations to and from Samoa due to “poor GSE” that does not meet the airline’s standards. According to Simple Flying, the carrier has cancelled two flights and is attempting to rebook passengers on narrowbody aircraft to their original destinations after its ground support equipment was deemed unfit. The

Go-live of new tower solution at Geneva Airport from Skyguide and ADB SAFEGATE

Skyguide, in partnership with ADB SAFEGATE, went live at Geneva Airport on March 21st with a series of safety upgrades as part of the Advanced Runway Safety Improvement Program

Groundbreaking ceremony for ibis Styles Hotel at Munich Airport

The ibis Styles brand, renowned for its exceptional and unique designs at more than 560 hotels around the world, is growing thanks to a new addition at Munich Airport

Organizational Change Announcement at Çelebi Aviation

Effective June 1, 2023, Çelebi announces some changes to its Executive Management Team

Deutsche Aircraft breaks ground at Leipzig/Halle Airport

Deutsche Aircraft and stakeholders and representatives from Leipzig/Halle Airport met for the ground-breaking ceremony

4 interesting facts you may not have known about aircraft de-icing

As the winter season creeps ever closer in the northern hemisphere, many airports begin their preparations for the de-icing season. As an almost secret science to the general public, the de-icing process raises many questions. Is de-icing harmful to the environment? Why, during the de-icing procedure, can you sometimes smell maple syrup? Or, what do

2020 Southampton Airport Runway Run resurrected – virtually

Southampton Airport’s cancelled runway run has been resurrected and will take place on Sunday 1 Nov with participants encouraged to take part virtually.

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