Tag: Europe

Skytanking signs 6-year ground handling partnership with Ryanair

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. Effective from April this year, the partnership will see the aviation services provider support Ryanair’s growing operation with ground handling services across European airports, su...

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...

dnata joins ground handlers in applauding EASA’s proposal for EU-wide regulation

dnata joins ground handlers in applauding EASA’s proposal for EU-wide regulation

dnata has welcomed the European Union Aviation Safety Agency's recent proposal to regulate ground handling across all EU airports. Upon implementation, EASA’s regulation will establish a more standardised environment, which will help enhance safety, operational delivery, cybersecurity and cons...

Ground handlers welcome EASA's proposed regulations

Ground handlers welcome EASA’s proposed regulations

This week, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announced regulatory proposals for ground handling operations at EU airports - a move that ground handlers have praised with "excitement". For some time ground handlers and service providers have called on EASA to introduce regulations i...

EASA proposes first EU-wide ground handling regulation

EASA proposes first EU-wide ground handling regulation

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published the first-ever proposal to regulate ground handling across EU airports in a move to increase the safety, cybersecurity and consistency of all the actions that happen on the ground before and after a flight. The proposed regulation wou...

Airport Handling set to launch operations at Rome Fiumicino Airport

dnata’s Airport Handling to launch operations at Rome Fiumicino

Airport Handling has been awarded a seven-year ground handling license by Aeroporti di Roma and will establish operations at Rome Fiumicino Airport. The company, a majority-owned subsidiary of dnata, is aiming to launch operations in the Italian capital in the second quarter of 2024. It will p...

East Midlands Airport announces £120mn infrastructure investment

East Midlands Airport announces £120mn infrastructure investment

The UK's East Midlands Airport (EMA) has announced a new investment programme to "improve all aspects of the passenger experience". £120mn has been earmarked for the infrastructure project set to take place over the next five years. The airport's four million annual passengers are set to feel...

Swissport awarded Cargo Ground Handler of the Year

Air Cargo Belgium has awarded Swissport with the Cargo Ground Handler of the Year Award in recognition of its outstanding performance in general air cargo operations. The company has made a name for integrated cool chain logistics at its Swissport Pharma Centres, where it provides seamless services...

Airbus welcomed to EU’s ALIGHT sustainable aviation programme

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has become a new dedicated partner in ALIGHT, the EU's sustainable airport project. Airbus has a unique expertise and will have a significant impact on the work in ALIGHT towards sustainable aviation, and a vast experience within the field of smart usage of s...

Ireland could have €2.55b SAF industry by 2050, report says

Ireland could have €2.55b SAF industry by 2050, report says

A new report claims that Ireland could have a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry with a €2.55b revenue by 2050. The study, produced by SkyNRG and SFS Ireland, in a partnership supported by Avolon, Boeing and ORIX Aviation, was launched today by the Irish minister for enterprise, trade and...

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70% of fuels at airports must be sustainable by 2050, rules EU

EU lawmakers yesterday approved new rules requiring airlines to use more sustainable aviation fuel across the bloc in a bid to reach the aviation industry's green goals. With the global aviation industry aiming to be carbon neutral, or net-zero, by the year 2050, the European Union has introduced...

MyHandler App expands coverage from South America into Europe

MyHandler App is a mobile App developed to transform business and general aviation by connecting pilots directly with reliable, approved FBOs. Launched in July 2021 the App already boasts more than 140 airports across Central and South America with over 100 participating FBOs and Ground ...

Finnair Flights canceled as labour dispute hits Finland

Travel plans are being disrupted across northern Europe as a strike in Finland enters its third day. The Finnish aviation labour union, IAU, informed Finnair of a support strike which began on Monday November 25, related to the ongoing labour dispute at Posti, the Finnish postal service. Finnai...

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