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¦ Air T Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Global Ground Support LLC, has been awarded a new contract to supply deicing trucks to the United States Air Force. The contract award was for one year commencing July 14, 2009, with four additional one-year extension options that may be exercised by the United States Air Force. The award includes standard deicer trucks and extended-reach deicer trucks along with shipping and training costs. The contract replaces Global’s previous contract with the United States Air Force, which expired June 4, 2009, under which Global provided 420 deicers over the past 10 years.

¦ Wallenborn Transports S.A. announced it has acquired Haugsted AirCargo Services to strengthen its position in Scandinavia to become a leading supplier of road feeder transportation and warehousing logistics there. Three strategic locations in Copenhagen, Billund and Oslo have been added to its geographical portfolio. The acquisition of the operator in Denmark, is aimed at connecting the Northern European market to the current presence of Wallenborn throughout mainland Europe.

¦ AERO Specialties announced that it has provided a package of ground support equipment to Beijing Business Aviation Center (BBAC), a joint venture involving Jet Aviation, Deer Air and Reach Investment. Located at Beijing’s Capital International Airport (PEK), BBAC provides AOG, ramp, and line services as well as passenger and crew handling. With its leading role in BBAC, Jet Aviation has become the first global business aviation services company to serve the growing business aviation community in China and international operators which regularly fly to and from Beijing. Products AERO Specialties shipped to Beijing include a lavatory cart, a potable water cart, towbars, bag carts, ramp safety equipment and tooling for the Gulfstream, Bombardier, Cessna, Hawker and Dassault Falcon maintenance operation at BBAC.

¦ Wallenborn Transports S.A. announced it has acquired Rutges Cargo B.V. With head office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Rutges Cargo, which provides logistics for road transports and warehousing in general, high value and perishable cargo sectors, has a position in Northern Europe including the Benelux and UK.

¦ CeoTronics AG Audio Video Data Communication announced it has been awarded with an order to deliver CT-DECT communication systems and wireless video transmission systems worth approx. 1.7 million Euro to a foreign special forces unit. It has planned to deliver and to invoice the majority of the systems in the fiscal year 2009/2010. The wireless video systems are produced and delivered by the CT-Video GmbH and the CT-DECT communication systems by CeoTronics AG Germany.

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¦ Swissport International has appointed Stefan Roschi as the new head of its aviation security business. He will assumed his duties Sept. 1. Roschi succeeds Louis Seliner, who will be taking on a new professional challenge. In his new capacity, Roschi will assume responsibility for a Swissport business line that offers airport and airline security services at 30 stations in 12 countries and has further expansions planned.

¦ National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President James K. Coyne announced the new leadership of the association’s Airline Services Council (ASC). Fernando (Fred) DiBenedetto, vice president, business development at Fortbrand Services Inc., concludes his tenure as chairman of the NATA Airline Services Council after three years. Replacing DiBenedetto as the NATA ASC chairman is Jack Evans, chief executive officer of Total Airport Services Inc. (TAS). Evans previously served as the council’s vice chairman prior to taking the chairman’s position.

¦ Marco Gredig has been appointed as head of the sales, marketing and business development unit at Cargologic. He and his team have overall responsibility for customer relations.

¦ The Hammonds Companies announced that Jeff Hammonds has been appointed as general manager for the Hocuston-based company.

¦ Toyota has announced the appointment of Kazue Sasaki to president of Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. Inc. (TIEM), the U.S. manufacturing plant for Toyota lift trucks. In addition, he is now president of Toyota Industries North America Inc., a holding company, and a director of the Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. Inc. (TMHU) board of directors. As president of TIEM, Sasaki is responsible for all aspects of the Columbus, Ind., plant, which manufactures the majority of Toyota lift trucks sold in the United States.

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