Tag: ground handling

Optime shortlisted for Best Temporary Recruitment Agency award

Optime shortlisted for Best Temporary Recruitment Agency award

Optime Group has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Best Temporary Recruitment Agency category at the 2024 Recruiter Awards. The Recruiter Awards 2024 is the UK’s biggest event for the recruitment industry, and being recognised as a finalist at this year’s prestigious awards reflects Optim...

dnata launches ground handling operations at Raleigh-Durham

dnata launches ground handling operations at Raleigh-Durham

Global ground services provider dnata has launched handling operations at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina as it continues expansion in the US. The company's expansion represents an investment of US$2mn and will create more than 25 new, local jobs. The inaugural customer ...

OPINION: Increasing ramp safety through digitalisation

OPINION: Increasing ramp safety through digitalisation

Staff shortages in aircraft handling pose significant safety risks. If untrained employees operate high loaders for catering and cleaning services, this significantly increases the risk of damage to the planes being loaded. The threat of massive liability risks amounting to millions of dollars looms...

Piedmont Ground Handling to support Cape Cod airport operations this summer

Piedmont Ground Handling to support Cape Cod airport operations this summer

The regional US carrier Piedmont Airlines' subsidiary Piedmont Ground Handling has been handed the contract to support American operations at Cape Cod Gateway Airport this summer. Effective from 5 June through the 2024 summer season, the contract "marks a significant milestone for the organisatio...

dnata announces significant progress in sustainability efforts

dnata announces significant progress in sustainability efforts

dnata has cut the carbon intensity of its airport operations, travel and catering businesses by more than 8 per cent, 22 per cent and 26 per cent respectively over the last 12 months, the company announced this week. In the last year, the ground services provider has also diverted waste from land...

British Airways to hire more Heathrow ground staff to avoid summer chaos

British Airways to hire more Heathrow ground staff to avoid summer chaos

British Airways will recruit more staff at its Heathrow hub to minimise disruption during the peak summer season, various media outlets have reported. According to Bloomberg, a spokesperson for the airline said BA is looking to hire an additional 350 workers - whose jobs will include ground handl...

Menzies secures 50.1% acquisition in Groundforce Portugal

Menzies secures 50.1% acquisition in Groundforce Portugal

Menzies Aviation has completed its acquisition of a 50.1 per cent stake in TAP Air Portugal's ground handling subsidiary Groundforce Portugal. Groundforce Portugal manages more than 100,000 aircraft turnarounds a year across Portugal's five busiest airports, where it provides ground and air cargo...

NAHCO launches two-year GSE replacement plan

NAHCO launches two-year GSE replacement plan

The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) has unveiled a new ground support equipment (GSE) replacement plan to improve operational safety and efficiency over the next two years. NAHCO's plan aims to modernise its GSE fleet to provide "superior service to our client airlines" across West Afr...

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...

EXCLUSIVE: IATA talks enhanced GSE with Airside International

EXCLUSIVE: IATA talks enhanced GSE with Airside International

At IGHC 2024 the International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched a new initiative to promote the adoption of enhanced GSE by ground handlers worldwide. The campaign aims to improve safety on the ramp for ground handling staff and reduce the risk of damage to aircraft during operations thr...

EXCLUSIVE: Swissport talks sustainable GSE with Airside International

EXCLUSIVE: Swissport talks sustainable GSE with Airside International

"Swissport is the largest operator of airport ground support equipment [GSE] in the world. At some 14,300 units of motorised GSE, our fleet is larger than even the asset pool of the sector’s biggest lessor," CEO Warwick Brady said recently in an article he wrote on how the ground handler is evolvi...

Timsan: Evolving with the needs of the GSE market

Timsan: Evolving with the needs of the GSE market

Turkey-headquartered ground support equipment (GSE) manufacturer Timsan tells Airside that the needs of the market are evolving. As sustainability takes to the forefront for GSE operators, a new, modern market is emerging. Decarbonising operations is a priority for stakeholders across the aviati...

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...

Menzies boosts accessibility with assistive technology

Menzies boosts accessibility with assistive technology

Menzies has introduced a series of accessibility tools to its careers and corporate website, making it easier for existing and prospective employees to access the latest career opportunities barrier-free. Visitors to the Global Careers Hub can now access a wide range of tools to customise their dig...

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