Tag: Spain

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...

Iberia cancels more than 400 flights due to ground staff strikes

Iberia has cancelled 444 flights ahead of industrial action by ground staff which is set to take place this month. From 5 to 8 January, members of the CCOO, UGT and USO unions will go on strike, affecting almost 46,000 passengers. 270 flights from Iberia, 64 from Iberia Express, and 110 from Air ...

WFS fast tracks sustainability across cargo and ground handling operations at 7 airports in Spain

Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) cargo and ground handling operations in Spain are helping to spearhead the group’s ‘Our Sustainable Flight Path’ programme with a series of initiatives and investments to significantly reduce emissions at its 7 airport stations across the country. WFS’ G...

Ground handlers welcome EASA's proposed regulations

Swissport And Lufthansa Cargo Extend Cargo Partnership in Spain

Swissport in Spain has extended its long-standing partnership with Lufthansa Cargo for another five years. The cooperation includes air cargo handling services for Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines at five Spanish airports. Lufthansa Cargo will continue to rely on Swissport's air car...

Gazprom Neft Strengthens Its Position In the Aviation Fuel Supply Market

Gazpromneft-Aero, the aviation fuel operator of Gazprom Neft, expanded its refueling network to 282 airports (+13) in 67 countries in 2019. The total volume of overseas refuelling increased by 26% YoY and amounted to more than 310 thousand tons. The strong sales were driven by Gazpromneft-Aero’s...

Smiths Detection’s wins largest ever order for hold baggage security scanners with Aena

Smiths Detection’s long-term Spanish distributor, TECOSA, has won a contract with Spanish airport operator Aena worth over £128 million – representing Smiths Detection’s largest ever single order for hold baggage security scanners. The ECAC Standard 3 approved explosives detection systems...

EIB provides Spanish airport operator Aena with €86m to improve efficiency

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Spanish airport operator Aena will be working together to improve the environmental impact of Spanish airports. Under the finance contract signed by EU bank Vice-President Emma Navarro and Aena Executive Director Maurici Lucena today in Madrid, the EIB ...

First fully electric airport bus starts operating in Spain

The first fully electric passenger bus hit the ramp in Spain at Seville Airport on 9 April - part of an eco-collaboration between ground handler Aviapartner, its equipment lessor, Air Rail, airport authority AENA and Chinese bus manufacturer Yutong. The bus was unveiled by Aviapartner's chief execu...

Aena to use solar power and electric vehicles at 20 Spanish airports

Aena has announced it is investing around €250 million to install solar power plants at 20 airports in Spain, to reduce electricity bills and slash carbon emissions. In addition, Aena have revealed it will be replacing its ground handling vehicles with electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025, installing ...

Canard Drones inspect PAPI systems at Huesca-Pirineos Airport

Canard Drones has successfully performed the inspection of Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) systems at Huesca-Pirineos Airport in Spain, operated by AENA. This inspection was the fourth carried out for AENA as part of the ongoing contract, signed in August 2017, for the verification and c...

Covera Airport declared open by King Felipe VI of Spain

Regional Airport of Murcia (AIRM), also known as Covera Airport, was officially launched after King Felipe VI of Spain declared it open for business earlier this week (January 15, 2019). The first inbound flight to land at Corvera, piloted by 2 men from the region of Murcia, left East Midlands airp...

SSP celebrates Spanish success with opening of new units in Madrid and Barcelona

Food and beverage airport operator SSP has opened a selection of new bars and restaurants at Spain’s two largest airports with new contracts in Barcelona and – for the first time – Madrid. SSP has signed an eight-year deal worth over €200 million over the contract life to increase the num...

Strikes across Spanish airports called off following talks

Strikes due to take place at Spanish airports have been cancelled 'at the last minute' following a round of negotiating talks, it has emerged. The strike action by ground handler employees was due to cause 'chaos' at airports in the country before an agreement was reached between the USO Air Sect...

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