Singapore, April 27, 2010 – Singapore Airport Terminal Services Limited (SATS) announced today that it has been granted a technical ramp license at Changi Airport by Changi AirportGroup.
This licence will enable SATS to expand its comprehensive suite of ground handling services to include technical ramp services starting from 1 May 2010. The scope of technical ramp services will encompass the receiving and dispatching of aircraft which covers marshalling and parking, aircraft pushback/towing, aircraft exterior cleaning as well as the provision of ground power and cooling units.
Said Mr Clement Woon, President & Chief Executive Officer of SATS: “In line with our commitment to constantly innovate and broaden our service offerings, the addition of technical ramp services will allow SATS to offer a one-stop seamless ground handling solution to our airline customers at Changi Airport.
“SATS will also leverage on this opportunity to further improve productivity by optimizing the utilization of our resources. We expect that this additional license will potentially increase our revenue for ground handling, now that we are able to compete on an equal footing with other ground handlers at the airport.”
The technical ramp license will run concurrently with SATS’ existing ground handling license.
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