¦ ASIG® announced today that it has commenced complete ground handling services for Allegiant Air’s new operation at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). ASIG is providing ramp handling, cabin cleaning, aircraft fueling and passenger handling services to Allegiant’s 28 weekly flights.
¦ Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been awarded a three-year contract to provide ground handling services for Tunis Air flights in Paris Orly (ORY). Full handling implementation of all Tunis Air flights will start May 12.
¦ Cargo Airport Services USA LLC (“CAS”) has been awarded the cargo warehouse and ramp handling contract with China Airlines at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). CAS will handle China Airlines in DFW at the CAS cargo facility that includes ramp parking for wide body aircraft. The DFW schedule will consist of four freighter operations weekly Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The IAH schedule will operate on Thursday and Saturday.
¦ Swissport International announced that South Africa-based 1 Time Airlines will entrust Swissport with ramp handling at six airports in the country (involving some 1100 movements a month) from Aug. 1. 1 Time will be Swissport South Africa’s third-biggest customer, after South African Airways and Mango. Swissport has also secured new business at Paris (Charles de Gaulle) Airport, where it will assume ground handling responsibility for Malaysian Airlines (as well as Air Arabia and Aer Lingus) on Aug. 1. And in Sofia, Swissport has concluded a new accord with Turkish Airlines to take over the carrier’s handling from June 15.
¦ ASIG® announced today that EL AL Israel Airlines has selected ASIG as their new ground handler at JFK International Airport. ASIG is providing EL AL with comprehensive ground handling services at JFK’s Terminal 4. This includes ramp, cabin cleaning, cargo transportation and aircraft deicing. EL AL has an average of 14 weekly wide body flights.
¦ Cavotec MSL announced a series of ground support equipment orders from three Turkish airports in recent months. The deals will see the delivery of hydrant pit systems to Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Antalya Airport and Istanbul Atatürk Airport.
¦ Air T Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Global Ground Support LLC, has received an order for 29 mobile deicing trucks, including three extended reach deicers, to be supplied to the United States Air Force for a total of approximately $11.5 million. The order is pursuant to Global’s existing multi-year contract with the Air Force and includes the actual units, shipping costs and training courses associated with the units. Global’s contract with the Air Force expires in June 2009 and Global is currently in the process responding to the new request for proposal.
¦ Achieved through the award of WestJet’s ground handling contract, Airport Terminal Services (ATS) announced that on May 01, 2009 it opened its eighth Canadian location at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL). YUL represents the fifth location where ATS currently provides ground handling and services on behalf of strategic partner WestJet.
¦ Airport Terminal Services announced it has purchased the eTug electric tow tractors for its operations at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif.
¦ S.I.E. (Systems Industrie Electronics) AG, a leading provider of computer hardware and embedded solutions, based in Lustenau, Austria, has announced the purchase of substantially all assets of Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions Inc., an innovative leader in electronic packaging. The newly formed company, S.I.E. Computing Solutions, Inc. will have the same headquarters in Brockton, Mass., and the same commitment to existing core markets.
¦ Airport Terminal Services Inc. (ATS) is pleased to announce that Virgin America has awarded ATS a contract for ramp and cleaning services at John Wayne Airport, gateway to Orange County, Calif. The contract, for daily handling of Virgin America’s A319 and A320 aircraft, began April 29.
Business Buzz ¦ Menzies Aviation announced that it has been awarded the ground handling and cabin cleaning contract for Qantas Airways in Los Angeles (LAX). Qantas Airways, which has the...