¦ Safe Drain Inc. has announced that McGuire AFB, NJ will be installing 27 Safe Drain storm drain inserts on its C-17 parking ramp area. The Safe Drains will be utilized primarily for recovery of deicing fluid in order to meet current and pending EPA requirements. In addition, the Safe Drains will serve as an SPCC compliance device for McGuire in order to contain potential fuel spills in the ramp area.
¦ Airport Terminal Services Canadian Company announced that on Nov. 1, 2009, it commenced full ground handling services on behalf of Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines at Toronto L.B. Pearson International Airport.
¦ North American Company SRS Tactical has just signed a sole distribution agreement to supply a Norwegian-manufactured range of wireless hearing protection equipment, 121-CONNECT. The product line includes the 121-GROUND CREW, which has been especially produced for the aviation ground support industry.
¦ Swissport’s Cargo unit USA announced the renewal of its agreement with United Airlines for 3 airports: Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago-O’Hare. Swissport Cargo Services has handled United Airlines in these locations since 2003 and now extends this relationship until 2012.
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¦ Garsite announced its newest associate, Chris Dukes, who is positioned as the VP of international sales.
¦ Donaldson Company announced the appointment of Todd Smith as general manager and Mike Trevino as director of sales for Western Filter. Western Filter was acquired by Donaldson Company in 2008 and is a part of the Donaldson Aerospace and Defense Group.
¦ Swissport International announced personnel changes at its European cargo organization. Jan van Anrooy, formerly head of Swissport’s local cargo organization, has left the company. His former management duties will be performed by Wouter Brand (in parallel to his existing position as global key account manager at Swissport head office) until a permanent successor is appointed. Bob Bertellier, head of cargo at Swissport France, will be leaving the company in the next few weeks. Jean-Didier Savioz, head of ground handling at Swissport France and president of Swissport France, will resume full responsibility for all Swissport business lines in France.