Composites, titanium and aluminum alloys help airlines move more passengers while burning less fuel. But how will the new materials stand up to routine ground handling operations?
Is the crucial role of the dispatcher being consigned to the history books?
What constitutes the ideal number of ground handlers at an airport? Is there a magic formula that will provide both competition and an efficient use of infrastructure?
Ground operations at the Qantas Group airlines are a complicated affair. But efficiency doesn’t necessarily mean simplicity.
Ground handling companies have their part to play if the aviation industry is to overcome the environmental challenge.