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SUMMER 2011

issue 11

2 Handling update

4 IT update

6 Cargo update

8 Routes update

10 Playing the long game: PAI acquires Swissport

12 Finnair: fuel efficiencies through weight watching

14 Japan Airlines says: “QuiC!”

16 AeroGround takes shape at Munich

18 Link Agency: serving 140 airlines associated with quality worldwide

20 Keeping visual control of fleet movements and optimising ground operations

22 Handling the complicated

26 Where the market leads, Jade Cargo follows

28 Bangkok Flight Services: a clean sheet operation

33 AAT reports robust organic growth

39 Check-in: automated, technology-led and future-facing

41 Amadeus tells ground handlers: “The future is now”

45 Served splendidly on the ground

48 Merger results in Saudi Ground Services Company

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  • AAT reports robust organic growth

    Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT), a cargo services provider at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), operates on a franchise basis awarded by the Airport Authority Hong Kong. It is owned by a consorti...

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  • Amadeus tells ground handlers: “The future is now”

    Ground handlers have long been a DCS afterthought. They have been users of – and even experts in – numerous airline IT systems for many years but, by the same token, they have had little control o...

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  • Check-in: automated, technology-led and future-facing

    ARINC is poised to launch mi-Flight, a mobile check-in and travel management iPhone application, this summer. But this is just one of a raft of check-in solutions that ARINC is trialling, bringing to ...

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  • Bangkok Flight Services: a clean sheet operation

    Bangkok Flight Services (BFS) is a joint venture between Worldwide Flight Services and Bangkok Airways of Thailand. Based upon both an equity and management agreement, and put in place in 2006 to ser...

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  • Finnair: fuel efficiencies through weight watching

    Political and social unrest in oil producing nations serves to focus the mind on airline fuel savings. Sure, next generation airframe and powerplant technology delivers the largest proportion of fuel ...

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  • Served splendidly on the ground

    Gulf Air has unveiled its brand new “Falcon Gold” lounge at London Heathrow Airport – the first of three such lounges in which the airline is investing as part of the delivery of its promise. Th...

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  • Where the market leads, Jade Cargo follows

    Will Waters interviews Carl Luo, Director Of Cargo Handling for Jade Cargo International, about the airline’s airport and ground handling choices, priorities, and experiences in China and around...

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  • Japan Airlines says: “QuiC!”

    Boarding a plane at Japan Airlines has become super efficient on those routes that compete with the Bullet Train (the Japanese Shinkansen high speed train). Hideyuki Isomura, Manager, Strategy and Pla...

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  • Link Agency: serving 140 airlines associated with quality worldwide

    Link Aero Trading Agency is a ground handling company founded in 1992 offering handling and diplomatic clearances at any airport in Egypt, Africa, Middle East, Far East, central and South America airp...

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  • Handling the complicated

    Abu Dhabi-based Maximus Air Cargo has grown in just six years to become the largest all-cargo airline in the UAE. Will Waters talks with Maximus Air Cargo’s Director of Ground Handling, Denis McClea...

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  • AeroGround takes shape at Munich

    January 1, 2011 marked the start of a new era for ground handling at Munich Airport. AeroGround Flughafen München GmbH was launched on this date as a 100% subsidiary of Flughafen München GmbH (F...

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  • Playing the long game: PAI acquires Swissport

    Ferrovial successfully concluded the sale of Swissport to PAI Partners, the European private equity firm in February 2011. The announcement followed the closing of a secured bond to a worldwide invest...

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  • Merger results in Saudi Ground Services Company

    Being part of the global aviation industry and driven by the forces of integration and consolidation that are being witnessed across the globe among various kinds of business entities, the merger ...

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  • Keeping visual control of fleet movements and optimising ground operations

    Now there is an airport operations and vehicle monitoring system that delivers cheaper ground handling provision with fewer emissions. XOPS has been jointly developed by BS Reso Net with Nash Tec, the...

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