Tag: ground handling

IATA Launches First Virtual Reality Training Tool For Ground Operations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Ground Handlers Are the Wheels That Run the Airline Industry

The romance of flying is such that it is very easy to miss those on the ground — and often in the background — who make travelling a pleasure. How does an aircraft get ready for take off? Who placed the in-flight magazines where they are easily accessible? Who packs the meals and how come […]

dnata Successfully Manages Its Busiest Day in 2015

As Dubai recorded its highest air travel traffic of the year on 18 December, dnata simultaneously delivered a seamless experience for over 256,000 passengers who arrived into and departed from Dubai International (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC) airports for the year-end holiday season. This represents a 4% increase in […]

Dnata to Supply Xiamen Air’s Sydney Ground Handling

Dnata has signed a three-year deal to provide full ground handling services to China’s XiamenAir. The deal will cover the 260 annual Dreamliner flights to Syndey’s main airport that XiamenAir announced last month, including the thrice-weekly service from Fuzhou Changle International Airport, and the twice-weekly service from Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport. Dnata currently serves 17 […]