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Business Buzz ¦ ASIG announced that four of its aviation fuel services operations, based in the United Kingdom, are recipients of Shell Aviation’s top health, safety, security & environmental award, Goal Zero. ASIG provides aviation fuel services...


Business Buzz

¦ ASIG announced that four of its aviation fuel services operations, based in the United Kingdom, are recipients of Shell Aviation’s top health, safety, security & environmental award, Goal Zero. ASIG provides aviation fuel services on behalf of Shell Aviation to their airline customers at these airports. Under the award scheme, ASIG’s aircraft refueling operation at Birmingham International Airport achieved bronze status. Refueling operations at Manchester Airport and London Stansted Airport both received silver. At London Luton Airport, ASIG achieved gold status for both its refueling and fuel facility management and operations units. The Goal Zero award scheme recognizes proactive management and practices as well as being a top performer. Criteria include compliance, training and achievement of zero spills, accidents and injuries.

¦ Palmer Johnson Power Systems announced it has been selected as an Mpower ChaMpion for 2010, a Madison, Wisconsin, initiative that systematically ensures businesses go green effectively and efficiently. Mpower Business ChaMpions participate in the program to amplify their actions and results in sustainability and energy efficiency. One of the many aspects of the program is assistance in efficiently connecting businesses with a wealth of resources, including: Focus on Energy, Rideshare etc, EnAct, Energy Star Portfolio Manager, Madison Metro, and others.

¦ Swissport International announced it expects to incur losses of up to CHF 15 million (EUR 10 million) as a result of the recent disruptions. Although flight restrictions have now been lifted, disruption and cancellations will continue for a number of days as airlines reconstruct scheduled services.

¦ Servisair announced that through a highly competitive bid process, it has been awarded a multi-year ramp handling contract for Lufthansa Airlines at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston. Servisair started the new services on April 1, 2010, providing Lufthansa the services for its daily Boeing 747-400 service to Frankfurt.

Partnerships/Acquisitions/Contracts

¦ Singapore Airport Terminal Services and Air India signed an agreement to form a single 50:50 joint venture company that would serve as the vehicle to house their three existing ground and cargo handling JVs in Bangalore and Hyderabad. To be named Air India SATS Airport Services Private Limited (AISATS), the JV company is in the process of being incorporated in Delhi. The incorporation of AISATS, which is expected to be completed next month, will provide a legal entity to house the existing operations in Bangalore and Hyderabad and potential operations in other metro airports. Air India and SATS will each nominate three representatives as boardmembers of AISATS.

¦ Menzies announced it has won the passenger, ramp and cargo warehousing contract for Emirates new operation at Prague airport. Emirates will operate daily with an Airbus A330-200 starting from July 1.

¦ Cavotec has reported its first airports order in Argentina with a deal to supply a range of advanced fueling hydrants and related material for Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport. One of Cavotec’s three airport units, Cavotec Dabico, in conjunction with partners, Aviation Fueling Consulting Corp, will supply 25 fuel hydrant pits and four low-point drain assemblies to Ezeiza International Airport.

¦ Ship it AOG, the rapidly emerging premier aircraft parts distributor, has been named the factory-authorized South-Central USA distributor of LEKTRO electric towbarless aircraft tugs.

¦ ASIG announced that Los Angeles World Airports has awarded ASIG the contract to provide equipment maintenance and operation services for Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport. ASIG is providing around-the-clock staffing to provide preventive and routine maintenance for Terminal 3’s passenger loading bridges and baggage handling system including inbound and outbound carousels, and for additional equipment such as fire doors, cooling systems and generators.

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