Ground Handling

TaxiBot moves Forward

July 21, 2011 0

The TaxiBot research vehicle tractor has undergone successful trials with Lufthansa LEOS.  Tom Allett reports. Originally launched two years ago, the TaxiBot tow tractor concept jointly designed by France’s TLD and Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) […]

Ground Handling

Unimog in Uniform

July 21, 2011 0

Germany’s Armed Forces have taken delivery of their first Mercedes-Benz Unimog tow tractor. Tom Allett reports. On June 8, 2011, Germany’s Armed Forces Fleet Service (BwFPS) took delivery of its first airfield towing vehicle based […]

Air Cargo

New European President for Manufacturer

July 14, 2011 0

Forbo Movement Systems, the belting division of Swiss company, Forbo International SA, has appointed Juan Serrano-Mannsfeld as its new European president. Mr Serrano-Mannsfeld began his career as an in-house consultant in the chemical industry after […]

Airports

Life On The Fast Lane

June 16, 2011 0

Tom Allett joined Munich Airport’s friction testing team for a demonstration of its summertime duties.   WHILE FRICTION testing teams are always in demand during the winter months, it’s worth remembering that these important safety […]

Ground Handling

Ferrovial Sells Swissport

March 23, 2011 0

FERROVIAL HAS successfully completed the previously announced sale of aviation ground handling firm Swissport International to private equity firm PAI Partners for €695 million. “I am greatly looking forward to working with our new owners,” […]

Ground Handling

Swissport Sale On Track

February 10, 2011 0

ON FEBRUARY 2, 2011, Swissport and its prospective new owners PAI partners announced the closing of a secured bond financing.  The new arrangements represent a major milestone towards the completion of Swissport’s sale to PAI […]

Airports

AviRamp Launched

February 10, 2011 0

AVIRAMP – A new airport board ramp built by Ra’alloy Ramps – was unveiled at RAF Cosford, Shropshire, UK, on January 18.  Essentially a portable airbridge, Aviramp is designed to assist the boarding and disembarkation […]

Appointments

Swissport Americas CFO

January 14, 2011 0

ON NOVEMBER17 Swissport International announced the appointment of Dany Nasr as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of its Swissport Americas region, reporting to Richard van Bruygom, EVP Ground Handling Americas.  In his new capacity, […]

Airports

Arresting System Saves Aircraft, Lives

January 14, 2011 0

Carroll McCormick looks at a safety feature with an outstanding record. The Bombardier CL 600 ploughed to a stop in a cloud of cement dust less than 350 feet (106.7 m) from the edge of […]

Ground Handling

France’s Enhanced Signature

December 8, 2010 0

FOLLOWING THE launch of Signature Flight Support’s (SFS) ground handling coordination service in Germany earlier this year; the company is now offering this enhanced service to its customers in France. On November 24, SFS announced […]