¦ BEUMER to supply baggage transport system at Gdansk Airport: The company announced that Hydrobudowa Polska S.A. has decided to use the BEUMER autover® baggage transport system. BEUMER, a manufacturer of intralogistics, will supply and install a rail system with a length of 506 meters, 44 vehicles — the so-called BEUMER autoca® — as well as 20 induction belt conveyors and 12 destinations. The visual display system and the host system (SAC - sort allocation computer) are also part of the scope of supply. A BEUMER service team will supervise and maintain the complete baggage handling system on site over a period of more than five years. The system is scheduled for operation by February 2012.
¦ Menzies awarded handling contract in Cancun: Effective Jan. 16, 2011, AirTran awarded Menzies their ramp handling business in Cancun. Airtran operates up to five flights per day in the peak season, and in a full year operates about 1,250 turns to CUN. This award is on the back of additional business secured from a number of other carriers in recent months, including Volaris and Virgin America, as well as additional flying from a number of existing customers, including United, American and Alaska Airlines.
¦ Lufthansa signs new ground handling contract with Fraport: Fraport AG and Deutsche Lufthansa AG signed a new agreement covering ground handling for all of the airline’s aircraft at its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) global hub over the next eight years. Effective Jan. 1, 2011, the agreement runs until Dec. 31, 2018. Both partners agreed not to disclose any details of the contract volume. Services covered under the contract include the handling of passengers and their baggage, as well as cargo.
¦ ASIG renews deicing agreements with Frontier: ASIG announced that Frontier Airlines has renewed its aircraft deicing agreements with ASIG to provide services at Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA), Indianapolis International (IND), Chicago Midway (MDW) and General Mitchell International (MKE) airports. Frontier has also awarded ASIG two new locations, Bradley International (BDL) and Salt Lake City International (SLC) airports.
¦ Thai Airways extends handling contract with Menzies: The carrier extended the cargo handling contract at BLR & HYD for an additional three years. The existing contract agreement has been extended up to summer 2014.
¦ ASIG secures new contract with US Airways at Heathrow: ASIG announced that it has secured a new agreement with US Airways to provide cabin cleaning services at London Heathrow Airport. In a subcontracted agreement with United Airlines, ASIG will also provide aircraft deicing services to US Airways. ASIG currently serves US Airways at 24 international airports in North America and Europe, providing aircraft refueling and a variety of other ground support services.
¦ INET to provide GSE for Sacramento airport: INET has been selected to provide the 400Hz ground power and pre-conditioned air equipment for the central terminal B expansion project at Sacramento International Airport. This two-phase project, referred to as “the big build,” will initially require 14 solid-state point-of-use units for the first phase, and an additional five units in the second phase. The new equipment will be installed on 19 new passenger boarding bridges being purchased for the gate operations.
¦ ATS announces contract award from British Airways in Toronto: Airport Terminal Services (ATS) announced that British Airways has appointed ATS as their ramp handling agent at Toronto L.B. Pearson International Airport’s Terminal 3. The multi-year contract transitioned BA’s full ramp and cabin cleaning services to ATS on Jan. 6, 2011. BA operates two daily widebody flights connecting Toronto to its hub at London Heathrow.
¦ INET to supply GSE to John Wayne Airport: At the recent Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting, approval was given for a contract with INET Airport Systems, of Fullerton, to supply and install new 400Hz and pre-conditioned equipment on 20 passenger boarding bridges at JWA.This new equipment, including potable water cabinets, will be installed on the six new Terminal C gates, plus replacement of the equipment at the 14 existing gates. The new Terminal C project is scheduled to be completed in late 2011.
¦ Menzies announces contract with Alaska Airlines in Seattle: The handler currently provides ramp handling services to Alaska Airlines for about 45,000 turns per annum at Seattle. On March 24, Menzies will take over responsibility for delivery on online and interline baggage transfers, and, effective April 8, it will take over all bag room responsibilities. In total, Menzies will add 118 new staff in Seattle to cover the additional services.
Business Buzz ¦ SATS opens new handling center in Singapore: Coolport@Changi (Coolport), Asia’s newest on-airport perishable handling center, has officially opened in Singapore. Built at a cost...
Business Buzz ¦ Menzies Aviation announced that it has been awarded the ground handling and cabin cleaning contract for Qantas Airways in Los Angeles (LAX). Qantas Airways, which has the...