Tag: Heathrow

COBUS Industries receives electric apron bus order from British Airways

In November 2023, the airline British Airways Plc. placed an order with COBUS Industries GmbH for the delivery of 38 right-hand drive apron buses to be used for its operations at London Heathrow Airport. The order consists of 15 buses operating on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel and 23 full...

Refuellers strike at Heathrow called off as Unite wins new deal for workers

Refuelling workers at Heathrow airport have called off their planned strike that was due to begin this week after they accepted a new and improved pay and conditions offer from their employer, AFS. Unite members at AFS, employed as refuellers had been due to walkout for 72 hours on 4 May, potenti...

Threat of planes being grounded at Heathrow as refuelling workers strike

Strikes by Unite members at Heathrow could see planes delayed, disrupted and grounded due to their inability to be refuelled, the union warned today (Monday 22 April). 50 refuellers working for AFS are to take industrial action for 72 hours beginning on 4 May after their employer imposed drastic ...

Swissport awarded Loganair and Vueling contracts at Heathrow

Swissport has commenced services for Loganair and Vueling to provide airport ground services at Heathrow airport. The new contracts with the two carriers cover passenger services and ramp handling. Loganair is the UK’s largest regional airline and the contract to deliver its Terminal 2 opera...

Heathrow paving the way forward with lower carbon concrete trial

Heathrow has today kickstarted a ground-breaking new trial, exploring the viability of lower carbon concrete, which cuts emissions by 50% compared to a conventional concrete. The initiative followed Heathrow's sponsorship of a PhD candidate at the University of Surrey who undertook three years of...

Thomas Woldbye appointed as new Heathrow CEO

The Board of Heathrow Airport has confirmed the appointment of Thomas Woldbye, currently the boss of Copenhagen Airport, as the person to replace John Holland-Kaye when he steps down later this year after nearly 10 years in post.  Following an extensive recruitment process, Thomas emerged as the s...

Menzies Aviation Delivers Seamless Service During Heathrow Strike

Menzies Aviation confirms that despite three-days of industrial action at Heathrow Airport it delivered a seamless service for airline customers and their passengers. Unite’s claims of widespread travel disruption did not eventuate thanks to Menzies’ robust contingency plans and the support o...

dnata calls for further Heathrow talks with Unite the Union

dnata UK’s ground handling & cargo operations arm is calling on Unite the Union to respond to requests for further talks to prevent potential industrial action from taking place in London Heathrow. The Union has ignored responses for further talks and is balloting its members for industrial...

New Research from Targa Telematics Reveals a Consistent Increase in Worldwide Airport Activity

Targa Telematics, a technology company specialising in IoT solutions for connected mobility, has confirmed the findings based on analysis of hourly usage data received from airside ground support vehicles. The company manages a total of more than two million connected and distributed assets, incl...

Farnborough International Airshow returns after four years

The atmosphere at Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) this Monday was one of anticipation and excitement. The first Farnborough Airshow since the pandemic was a very welcome return for the aviation industry and aerospace enthusiasts. 1,500 exhibitors from over 96 countries flooded through the g...

Aviation Action + Airport Coordination Limited walk from Heathrow to London City airport

Aviation Action, a charity created to support the aviation industry, have been chosen as the designated fundraising beneficiary of Airport Coordination Limited (ACL) for 2021. ACL, the world’s leading airport slot coordinator, coordinate 46 airports worldwide and are the designated coordinator ...

SWISSPORT awarded LUFTHANSA handling contract at Heathrow

The Lufthansa Group now also relies on Swissport’s  handling services at London Heathrow Airport. The new contract complements the long-standing cooperation across the UK. Swissport, the global leader of airport ground handling services and air cargo handling, now serves Lufthansa, SWISS and Aust...

Heathrow: Climate activists lose legal battle to stop third runway at west London airport

By Lisa Holland, sky news Climate activists have lost a long-running legal battle to stop a third runway at Heathrow. The Supreme Court has overturned a previous Court of Appeal ruling in a case brought by Friends of the Earth and others against Heathrow Airport. The court was asked to cons...

Aurrigo unveil a new Transport Safety System

The company behind a new autonomous dolly being tested at Heathrow Terminal 5 has launched its second new product for the aviation sector. Aurrigo’s technical engineers have successfully developed a new Transport Safety System (TSS) that can be used to reduce the number of incidents involving ...

CAA set to discuss Heathrow third runway this week

The Civil Aviation Authority is expected to decide this week on whether to approve Heathrow's plan to spend £3.3 billion on planning and early construction of its proposed third runway. The decision is expected to be made at a CAA board meeting on Wednesday amid continued concerns form airlines...

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