Swissport Italy invests €11mn in green ground support vehicles

Swissport Italy invests €11mn in green ground support vehicles

Swissport Italy has committed €11mn to invest in sustainable ground support vehicles at Rome Fiumicino Airport - a "significant share" of which will be electric. The announcement comes as the ground handler looks to reaffirm its ambition to increase the share of electric vehicles in its fleet t...
XOPS: 'GSE pooling can optimise your fleet management'

XOPS: ‘GSE pooling can optimise your fleet management’

AES and Red Handling, the handling entity of Norwegian, this week signed a 4-year contract with XOPS for its GSE tracking and fleet management system in Spain. XOPS provides airport asset management solutions, which includes fleet management, operations management, data management and other servi...
dnata swaps all airside diesel vehicles for electric smart cars at Schiphol Airport

dnata swaps all airside diesel vehicles for electric smart cars at Schiphol Airport

dnata said it has made a further step to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 per cent by 2030, by swapping airside diesel vehicles at Schiphol Airport for electric smart cars. As a part of the ground handler's eight-year green operations strategy, it has taken delivery of 15 electric smart cars, an...

Changi Airport trials new electric, autonomous baggage handling vehicle

Changi Airport trials new electric, autonomous baggage handling vehicle

Changi Airport and Aurrigo are collaborating to test the latest version of its electric-powered autonomous vehicle, the Auto-DollyTug. The vehicle, which has new ground handling capabilities and is more manoeuvrable than its previous versions, will be put through different scenarios to assess its...

Mercury GSE oversees 'seamless unloading' of disassembled Skydweller Aero

Mercury GSE oversees ‘seamless unloading’ of disassembled Skydweller Aero

Mercury GSE played a "pivotal role in the seamless unloading of the disassembled Skydweller Aero", a revolutionary solar-powered perpetual motion uncrewed aircraft. Employing three new JBT 30i Cargo loaders, the equipment facilitated the unloading process as the aircraft arrived from Spain at Ste...

Aurrigo commences autonomous baggage handling programme with IAG

Aurrigo International plc (Aurrigo) has commenced its programme with International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling and LEVEL, and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) for the deployment and demonstration of its autonomous b...

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