Orlando … ASIG®, an industry leader in aviation services, announced that Geovanni Reyes, a fueling agent at ASIG’s Nashville International Airport (BNA) operation, has been named an Industry Hero for North America, by Ground Handling International magazine as part of their annual Ramp Safety Awards program. Ground Handling International is one of the industry’s leading publications for commercial aviation services with a readership of over 39,000 industry representatives.
Earlier this year, while fueling a cargo flight, Geovanni noticed a nearby tractor-trailer on fire. He immediately discontinued his fueling operations, secured a fire extinguisher and attempted to put out the flames. He eventually rolled under the truck and successfully put out the fire. In reflecting upon the incident, Geovanni credited the training he had received from ASIG.
Geovanni’s extraordinary actions were selected from among numerous entries submitted by service providers across the region. Over 200 industry representatives voted on the regional winners.
Keith P. Ryan, President & CEO said, “In our industry, safety and training are paramount. Geovanni’s adherence to ASIG safety procedures and his willingness to go above and beyond are to be commended. He quickly diffused what could easily have turned into a very dangerous situation. We encourage all employees to be aware on the ramp at all times in order to ensure a safer workplace for the entire airport community.”
ASIG is a global provider of ground, fuel, cargo and airport facility services to airlines, airports, oil companies and industry partners. The company’s 7,500 highly qualified aviation service professionals safely handle millions of flights annually. ASIG offers flexible, comprehensive service solutions that deliver value and quality across a network of 64 airports in North America, Europe and Asia.
ASIG is part of BBA Aviation Services Group, a division of BBA Group PLC, a publicly held corporation traded on the London stock exchange. The Group’s companies are engaged in providing products and services to the aviation and specialty materials industries. BBA Aviation Services Group serves the world’s business aviation, regional airline, helicopter and commercial aviation markets through its primary operating companies and their subsidiaries that in addition to ASIG include: Dallas Airmotive; Signature Flight Support; International Turbine Service; International Governor Service; Barrett Turbine Engine Company; H+S Aviation; and Premier Turbines.