Aberdeen and Glasgow airport workers reject pay offer

Unite, Scotland’s leading aviation trade union, confirmed today (Thursday 6 June) that around 300 ICTS Central Search members based at Aberdeen and Glasgow airports have rejected a pay offer from the company. The ICTS Central Search workers at Aberdeen and Glasgow airports emphatically rejected...
Suspected ground handler killed by jet engine at Schiphol Airport

Suspected ground handler killed by jet engine at Schiphol Airport

A person was killed at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Wednesday evening after falling into an aircraft engine. The incident took place on a flight operated by KLM, the Netherlands' flag carrier. It is suspected the victim could be a ground handler who was pushing back the aircraft before it t...

Heathrow airport’s new escape hatch is a runway success

When an outdoor emergency escape hatch needed replacing at Heathrow airport, it was vital the solution could be installed quickly to minimise disruptions to air traffic as much as possible. With no escaping the difficulties inherent to projects carried out at the world’s fourth busiest airport,...

easyJet becomes first airline partner of ESA satellite ATC programme

Gatwick easyJet refuellers secure Unite recognition

Unite union has secured a recognition agreement for workers at Redline Oil Services Gatwick, which provides refuelling services for easyJet. The Central Arbitration Committee (CAC), which is the government body tasked with overseeing the regulation of UK labour law, awarded recognition to Unite o...

Textron’s new TUG Endurance baggage tractor

Industry makes progress to reduce baggage mishandling, new survey reveals

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today released a global progress report on the implementation of baggage tracking. Focused on IATA Resolution 753, which requires tracking baggage at acceptance, loading, transfer and arrival, the survey of 155 airlines and 94 airports reveals th...

ADB SAFEGATE to upgrade Kuwait International Airport with its Airside 4.0 solution

ADB SAFEGATE to upgrade Kuwait International Airport with Airside 4.0 solution

Intelligent airport solutions provider ADB SAFEGATE will provide a "turnkey solution" for advanced surface movement guidance and control systems (ASMGCS) at Kuwait International Airport. The project, the company said, marks a "significant milestone" in ADB SAFEGATE's longstanding partnership with...

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Japan: Labour shortages prompt ground handling recruitment drive

Japan: Labour shortages prompt ground handling recruitment drive

Post-Covid labour shortages have prompted the Japanese aviation industry to step up recruitment efforts for ground handling workers. The Japan Times reports the industry's recruitment initiative aims to ramp up interest in working in the ground handling sector. As of last September, the numbe...

dnata appoints global head of airport operations

dnata appoints global head of airport operations

Ground services provider dnata has announced the appointment of Clive Sauvé-Hopkins as divisional senior vice president for the company's airport operations, effective immediately. In his role, Sauvé-Hopkins will oversee dnata’s global ground handling and cargo business at 97 airports in 16 c...

IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) 2024 to focus on sustainability

The 36th IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC), hosted by Icelandair in Reykjavík from May 7-9, 2024, will focus on integrating more sustainable practices into all aspects of ground handling operations. The conference aims to tackle critical issues such as achieving the industry's ambitious goa...

Boeing makes its largest purchase of blended sustainable aviation fuel

Boeing is buying 9.4 million gallons (35.6 million litres) of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to support its 2024 U.S. commercial operations, reducing its carbon emissions and working to help grow the supply of the fuel globally. This is the company's largest annual SAF purchase, more tha...

NAV CANADA and CAE form partnership to train air traffic controllers

NAV CANADA and CAE today announced that they have signed a strategic agreement to increase training capacity for crucial air traffic services professionals. Under this first-of-its-kind partnership in Canada, CAE instructors will deliver initial training for Flight Service Specialists and Air Tra...

Lufthansa cabin staff strikes set to affect 120,000 passengers this week

Lufthansa cabin staff strikes set to affect 120,000 passengers this week

Lufthansa said around 120,000 passengers will be affected by strikes this week as cabin staff are set to walk out across key German airports. This week Lufthansa staff will go on strike at Frankfurt and Munich airports on 12 March and 13 March, respectively. Totalling 1,000 flights, Lufthansa ...

Swissport celebrates International Women’s Day

To celebrate today's International Women's Day, a dedicated all-women crew in Sydney, Australia, provided passenger and ramp services for Qantas Jetstar flights JQ402 and JQ405 departing to and arriving from Gold Coast airport (OOL). At Jeddah Airport (JED) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, two Swi...

TMS Training Solutions launches new airfield lighting courses

TMS, provider of MALMS Independent Airfield Lighting test and inspection products and services, has announced the official launch of new range of training courses and its UK centre of excellence in Coventry, to train airfield lighting professionals. TMS Training Solutions said it has assembled so...

Attracting and retaining young talent in the aviation sector

The aviation industry stands at a critical juncture, grappling with the challenge of attracting and retaining young talent. Despite its allure and technological advancements, the sector finds itself struggling to captivate the interest of the younger generation. This issue stems from a myriad of fac...

MATAR collects best innovative use of Big Data and Analytics Award

MATAR, the Qatar Company for Airports Operation and Management, won the Best Innovative Use of Big Data and Analytics award, for Hamad International Airport (DOH) at the Qatar Digital Business Awards 2023, organised by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT). The Qatar Di...

inter airport China 2024 prepares for groundbreaking event

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REVIEW: Sustainable Future Aviation Symposium outlined key decarbonisation routes

The Sustainable Future Aviation Symposium hosted by Coventry University yesterday (Wednesday 21 February) highlighted a number of key themes in addressing the challenges ahead for the global aviation industry. In spite of the global industry's 2050 net zero carbon emissions target, the conference...

Southwest Airlines announces tentative agreement with TWU 555

Southwest Airlines Co. and the Transport Workers Union Local 555 (TWU 555) today reached a Tentative Agreement for a new labor contract. TWU 555 represents nearly 18,000 Southwest Airlines Ramp, Operations, Provisioning, and Cargo Agents. Adam Carlisle, Vice President Labor Relations at Southw...

North American aircraft de-icing market expected to grow 58%

The aircraft de-icing market size is expected to grow by USD 1.17 billion between 2023 and 2028. However, the growth momentum of the market will progress at a CAGR of 5.66% during the forecast period. North America is expected to drive 58% of market growth by 2028, according to Technavio analysts...

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. In line with the objective of achieving net carbon neutrality of aviation by 2050, this partnership aims to contribute to the reduction of the secto...

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