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¦ ATS Announces Agreement to Purchase Bulmer Aircraft Services Ltd.: Airport Terminal Services (ATS) announced the purchase of the BAS Group of companies known as Bulmer Aircraft Services, Hunter Management Systems and BAS Moncton Flight Kitchen (BAS). BAS is a leader in aviation services in the Atlantic provinces of Canada. The transaction is a strategic development of ATS across Canada, now reaching from the Pacific to the Atlantic in 13 Canadian airports. Operating in three airports in the Maritimes and one in Quebec, BAS offers a full suite of services to its customers, including passenger services, cabin cleaning, ramp handling, deicing, cargo, flight kitchen/commissary and a Shell aviation fuel dealership. BAS headquarters are at the Moncton (YQM) base.

¦ Swissport Finalizes Two New Contracts in Tokyo: Swissport International announced the acquisition of two important contracts at the Tokyo-Narita Airport. Both Cathay Pacific and Turkish Airlines have handed over their ground service contracts to Swissport.

¦ WheelTug Announces Partnership with Landing Gear Team: WheelTug Limited, developer of the WheelTug aircraft electric drive system, has retained Endeavor Analysis LLC, a leading consulting firm on aircraft landing gears, to provide structural and strength analysis work for the landing gear connected to the WheelTug system. The agreement was announced at the biennial Farnborough Air Show.

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¦ Determan Brownie Announces Appointment of New VP of Sales and Marketing: Determan Brownie Inc. announced the hiring of David Mittleman as their vice president of sales and marketing. David brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience to the company.

¦ Swissport Appoints Peter Speck New Head of Corporate Supply Management: Swissport International has appointed Peter Speck as its new vice president and head of corporate supply management for its globally active group. He succeeds Martin Koch, and will assume his new duties on Aug. 1. Peter Speck has been recruited from within Swissport’s ranks: he is currently head of fleet management & supply chain integration. Prior to this he served as head of purchasing & fleet management Americas, based in Washington, D.C.

¦ SATS Announces New Director: SATS announced that Nihal
Vijaya Devadas Kaviratne CBE was appointed by the company’s shareholders as a non-executive,
non-independent director of the company at the company’s 37th Annual General Meeting.

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