April GSW 2012 News In Brief

Business Buzz Premier Engineering & Manufacturing, Marinette, WI, was named Equipment Provider of the Year for 2011 by Southwest Airlines’ GSE department. The award started in 2007 as an expansion of the GSE department’s employee recognition...


Menzies Wins Business In South Africa: Menzies in South Africa has won Eritrean Airlines four weekly flights from Asmara via Entebbe to both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Menzies will handle Korongo Airlines, which will fly twice a week from Lubumbashi to Johannesburg. Both airlines’ contracts include passenger services, ramp services, cargo and lounge services.

ASIG Cleans Cabins For Singapore: ASIG has commenced cabin cleaning services for Singapore Airlines at London Heathrow Airport. ASIG is servicing three wide-body daily flights, two A380s and a B777, on behalf of Singapore Airlines. With this new contract, ASIG is now cleaning six A380s daily at LHR.

Rental Car Business For Signature: National Car and Signature Flight Support have entered into a multiyear agreement to supply rental car and ground transportation solutions for Signature’s global network of FBOs.

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SATS Ltd. appointed Tan Chuan Lye as its new president and CEO. In a career spanning 35 years, Chuan Lye has held managerial positions in SIA Ground Services and SATS Airport Services, and was responsible for both SIA and SATS’ Changi Terminal 2 operations.

ASIG announced that Pat Pearse, managing director, ASIG Europe, will head ASIG’s growth and operations strategy for the Asia Pacific region. Pearse joined ASIG in 2010 and has since led ASIG Europe through a significant growth. Pearse has more than 30 years of experience in airline operations.

The Australasian Aviation Ground Safety Council awarded Queensland Airports Ltd’s Aviation Ground Handling with its 2011 Safety Award. Janelle Jamieson, health, safety and rehabilitation officer, focused on proper manual handling techniques and produced a DVD that will be used as part of the staff orientation process and also during training courses.

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