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¦ Menzies announced the award of a ground handling contract by Air China in Macau, which commencedf Jan. 15, 2010. Menzies will provide full ground handling services for the carrier, ranging from ramp, passenger, cargo, aircraft maintenance to cleaning services, based on four flights per week for a contract period of two years.

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¦ Swissport International has appointed Kai Proff as the new branch manager Frankfurt of its German cargo organization. Proff assumed his new function on March 1.

¦ SkyWest Airlines, a subsidiary of SkyWest Inc., reported the promotion of Greg Burton to director of internal culture. In his new position, Burton will be responsible for driving internal culture through employee recognition and engagement leadership development, travel and people programs, plus employee philanthropic opportunities.

¦ ASIG® announced that it has appointed Pat Pearse as managing director for ASIG Europe. Pearse replaces Mark Edwards, who is taking on a new leadership role within ASIG as senior vice president, business development for worldwide operations. As managing director, Pearse will oversee ASIG’s fuel, cabin cleaning, lounge and deicing operations at London Heathrow and nine other airports in the United Kingdom, Germany and Austria.

¦ Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc has announced the appointment of Kayode T. Ojo as its executive director, finance and strategic planning in line with the ongoing program of enhancing its human capital in order to constantly achieve value-driven service delivery.

¦ Global Aviation Services LLC announced that Scott Strong has been appointed to the position of manager of training and compliance. As manager of training and compliance, Strong will work on the development of core training programs, including employee development initiatives. Strong will also be responsible for the company’s comprehensive shop audit and compliance program.

¦ National Air Transportation Association President James K. Coyne announced the recent selection of Robert L. Stallings, III, president of Eastern Aviation Fuels Inc., to the NATA Board of Directors. Stallings’ appointment took effect immediately.

¦ Swissport International has announced two personnel changes within its cargo organization. Wouter Brand assumes overall responsibility for Swissport’s Dutch airfreight handling, while Francisco Gonçalves takes charge of cargo handling in Brazil. Both appointees assumed their duties with immediate effect.

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