Ground Support Worldwide honored its winners of three Ground Support Leaders of the Year awards during a Keynote Reception, held March 13, during our AviationPros LIVE trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Product Leader: Tronair for its Softcapture feature on its Jetporter line. New Softcapture™ Jetporter tows aircraft without straps and without touching the oleo strut or any part of the nose landing gear, and driver never leaves the cockpit. Throttle speed limit safety switch reduces speed when approaching the aircraft. Forward motion safety switch disengages the throttle when the forward motion safety bar contacts the nose tire.
Team Leader: Travis Blair, Managing Director, Ground Support/Administration for American Eagle Airlines. Otherwise known as “The GSE Cowboy,” Blair has been an industry leader for the past 15 years maintaining ramp equipment.
Lifetime Achievement: Bill Biermann retired last December after more than six decades of working in the aviation industry. Biermann took his first job in 1951 as a field agent for Pan American World Airways. Years later, he implemented a program in 1979 for the operation of 600 electric bag tractors for Eastern Airlines. Ultimately, Biermann wrapped up his long career at Charlatte of America in 1995.
Ground Support Worldwide subscribers can read more about each of our winners in next three issues of the magazine:
- Product Leader – April
- Team Leader – May
- Lifetime Achievement – June/July