Major Events in 2014
Las Vegas, NV
IATA Ground Handling Conference
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
GES Buyers & Ramp-Ops Conference
86th Annual AAE Annual Conference & Exposition
San Antonio, TX
inter airport China
NBAA 2014 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition
SeaTac passes wage increase: As supporters of a $15 minimum hourly wage for workers in and around Seattle-Tacoma International Airport declared victory Nov. 27, opponents made clear the fight is far from over. Proposition 1 officially won by just 77 votes out of 6,003. Opponents of the measure have called for a recount by hand.
Dnata named Ground Handler Of The Year: For the sixth time, dnata was named the Ground Handling Provider of the Year at the Aviation Business Awards. The awards are organized by ITP, the publisher of Aviation Business magazine and ArabianSupplyChain.com.
Joint debut at inter airport: Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft and Schopf Maschinenbau GmbH celebrated a special premiere at inter airport Europe 2013 with a joint debut as a premium GSE manufacturer. In line with the motto “Goldhofer + Schopf = Performance2” the group presented a full and diverse offering as the market leader for one-stop shopping for GSE, including a whole series of new and innovative products.
Clariant joins European DJSI: Clariant became part of the European Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In order to be listed in the DJSI, the company had to record an outstanding and sustainable performance in the economic, environmental and social dimension.
Matheson sets five-year growth plan: Matheson Flight Extenders Division President Glen Gates announced at the Air Cargo America Conference that the company has established a five-year strategic plan beginning in 2014 designed to grow and diversify the business by more than 60 percent through 2019. The company plan includes acquiring new commercial customers in areas served by its 16-city network of air cargo terminals in the U.S. as well as by expanding existing relationships.
ASM unveils expansion plans: Dubai-based Aviation Services Management, the specialist in aviation services including ground handling, fueling and FBOs, unveiled expansion plans at the recent Dubai Air Show 2013. The company will target the key high growth private and commercial aviation markets of Africa, South America and South East Asia. The company was originally founded in the UK in 1998.
Jet Aviation readies for Super Bowl: Jet Aviation recently expanded its ramp at its FBO in Teterboro Airport by 70,000 square feet, bringing the total facility size to more than 1.6 million square feet as it prepares for next year’s Super Bowl.
Airports fetch $9 billion: The Brazilian government on Friday received $9.14 billion in an auction for 51 percent stakes in the international airports of Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, cities that host next year’s World Cup soccer games.
Your Porsche is waiting: Delta Air Lines expanded its successful customer Porsche vehicle pick-up service to Los Angeles International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. Customers are greeted at the aircraft boarding door by a Delta representative who escorts them with their baggage to an awaiting vehicle and on to their connecting gates.
Menzies Aviation announced the following deals:
• Secured a ground handling license at Namibia’s Hosea Kutako International Airport.
• Selected by Malaysia Airlines to be its ground handler as the airline returns to Australia’s Darwin International Airport after a 12-year absence.
• Extended its cleaning contract with South African Airlink to include handling the airline’s 19,000 annual ramp turnarounds at six domestic South African airports.