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Business Buzz ¦ VT Support Services (VT), a civil resilience, emergency, defense and aviation operator has announced a partnership with Eton College as part of the Engineering Education Scheme in England (EESE). The initiative will see a group of...


¦ Swissport International announced new business on the cargo front. It assumed responsibility for FedEx’s cargo and warehouse handling in Osaka on April 1. Swissport has also been performing all Fedex airfreight handling in Seoul since May 1. The new agreement with Fedex covers 1,200 flights a year. In Athens, Swissport will take over the cargo handling for Etihad on June 8. And in Geneva, Swissport added AirBridge Cargo to its airfreight handling customers on May 4. Swissport will assume responsibility for all the cargo and trucking services of South African Airways at London Heathrow on Aug. 1.

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¦ Palmer Johnson announced it hired Mark Young as outside salesperson for Texas and Oklahoma. Young is based out of its Arlington, Texas, sales and service center. Palmer Johnson Power Systems specializes in servicing and supplying components for heavy-duty, off highway transmissions and axles.

¦ Effective June 1, Peter Gerber has been nominated for a seat on the executive board of Lufthansa Cargo by the steering committee of the company’s supervisory board. As board member finance and human resources and as labor director, he will complete the executive board led by chairman Carsten Spohr. Peter Gerber succeeds Dr. Roland Busch, who will in future head the finance and human resources division on the Lufthansa passenger airlines board.

¦ Jérôme Lorrain and Heath White are to join the executive management of Wallenborn Transports S.A.

¦ Swissport International announced changes to its management. Juan José Andres Alvez will serve as executive vice president EMEAA (Europe, Middle East Africa & Asia), while Adrian Melliger will serve as senior vice president responsible for the key Swiss and German markets.

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