Tag: ground handling

Aircraft Ground Handling Training Moves to Virtual Reality

Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to strictly regulated activities, such as aircraft ground handling, where speed and safety are top priorities, virtual reality (VR) stands out as a perfect technology to train operators in a nearly real-life environment. While VR is nothing new in pilot training, for ground handling it is still a novelty. Baltic Ground Services […]

Aircraft Ground Handling System Market to Reach $190bn by 2025

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Aircraft Ground Handling System Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $130 billion to over $190 billion by 2025; as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. Improving airport infrastructure services and technological advancement to reduce the delay in operations will drive the aircraft ground […]

Ryanair Sun Chooses BGS to Service Charter Passengers at Chopin Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute Baltic Ground Services (BGS), the only private operator of ground handling services at Chopin Airport in Warsaw (Poland), has signed a contract with Ryanair Sun for operations in the summer of 2019 (May – October). It includes complete passenger and baggage handling as well as all necessary services. BGS will start the passenger services on […]

IATA Launches First Virtual Reality Training Tool For Ground Operations

Reading Time: 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of RampVR, the industry’s first virtual reality (VR) training platform for ground operations, at the IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) in Bangkok. “Improving ramp safety and reducing damage to aircraft and ground equipment through better education and training is an industry priority, but training in this […]

Menzies Aviation to Cut 186 Jobs at Portland International Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute The company that provides ground handling services for Alaska Airlines at PDX will eliminate nearly 200 jobs in mid-October. Menzies Aviation announced the ramp and cabin cleaner positions will be eliminated October 19, with approximately 186 people losing their jobs that day. The company made the announcement in a WARN Letter to the Oregon Employment […]

BGS Becomes a Strategic Partner of IATA

Reading Time: 1 minute BGS, an international provider of ground handling and aircraft fuelling services, is delighted to have joined 400 major aviation companies by becoming a member of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Strategic Partnerships program.   The SP program currently spans over 40 various industry segments, including representatives from the fields of security, cargo, airlines, ground […]

dnata and SAS Enter a Long Term Partnership in Zurich and Geneva

Reading Time: 1 minute dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has been selected by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) to provide ground handling and cargo services at Zurich Airport and Geneva Airport. SAS operates 42 weekly flights from Oslo, Stockholm, and Copenhagen to Geneva and Zurich, using a mix of aircraft types including the Canadair 900, Airbus A320 […]

European Airlines Protest Ground-Handling Cutbacks at Rome Fiumicino

Reading Time: 1 minute Airlines for Europe (A4E), the lobbying organization that comprises seven major European carriers, has protested to Italian aviation regulator ENAC over plans to cut the number of ground handling agents at Rome Fiumicino Airport. ENAC is reducing the number of ground-handling licenses from seven to three by mid-May, A4E said, which meant many airlines using […]

Qatar’s Ground Handling Joins IATA Council

Reading Time: 1 minute Qatar Airways’ ground handling subsidiary has joined the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Ground Handling Council. Qatar Aviation Services’ (QAS) membership aims to build on its IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) accreditation, which it achieved in November 2014. Commenting on the news, QAS senior vice president Clive Sauvé-Hopkins said: “This is a proud […]

Dublin Airport to Create Over 200 New Jobs With Ground Handling Expansion

Reading Time: 1 minute Some 200 new positions are to be created at Dublin Airport by ground handling service Swissport. Swissport says its ground handling business at saw growth of 23% last year – and is expected to grow by a further 10% in 2016. The company is recruiting staff for over 200 new positions in the areas of […]