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    Ground Handling

    2024 Ground Support Worldwide SMS Report

    May 14, 2024
    Data collected in the 2024 Ground Support Worldwide SMS Report highlights the industry’s adoption of safety management systems as well as a positive impact on overall safety and...
    Ground Handling

    How to Park Aircraft on the Ramp

    May 14, 2024
    Ground handlers are responsible for the safe movement of aircraft on the ramp.
    Aero Specialities
    Ground Handling

    Aircraft Towing by the Numbers

    May 8, 2024
    Important advice for beginners and industry veterans tasked with moving aircraft at FBOs.
    Aero Specialties
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    7 Strategies for Common Aircraft Towing Challenges

    May 7, 2024
    Communication, equipment maintenance, adherence to procedures, a safety culture and technology can assist towing operations.
    Ground Handling

    Avoid These 7 Common Aircraft Towing Mistakes

    May 3, 2024
    At the top of the list of mistakes is skipping safety checks. Towing equipment needs to be checked to ensure safety.

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    7 Aircraft Towing Best Practices Every FBO Should Follow

    April 30, 2024
    When it comes to towing procedures, fixed-base operators (FBOs) should adhere to industry best practices and standards to ensure safe and efficient ground handling operations....
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    Aircraft Towing: 8 Tips for Beginners

    April 25, 2024
    Pete Johnson of Aero Specialties advises take it one step at a time, prioritize safety and don't hesitate to seek assistance when needed.
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    How Proposed EU Handling Regulations Will Impact Airports and Operators

    March 11, 2024
    Aviation stakeholders in the European Union must prepare for the effects of EASA’s proposed ground handing regulations.
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    How EASA’s Proposed Ground Handling Regulations Complement Industry Standards

    March 8, 2024
    With EASA's intention to publish ground handling regulations in the EU, other international standards like the ISAGO, IGOM, AHM and others will continue to have a place in the...
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    How to Properly Display an Airport Badge

    March 5, 2024
    To ensure security requirements are met, airport personnel IDs must be clearly visible.
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    How Ground Handlers Can Comply with Proposed EASA Regulations

    March 5, 2024
    As EASA prepares to publish ground handling regulations, service providers should take steps now to be compliant when the recommended three-year transition period concludes.
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    The Environmental and Personnel Benefits of Digitalization

    Feb. 29, 2024
    With environmental benefits and personnel efficiencies in mind, ground handler Acciona worked with INFORM to digitalize its resource allocation processes.
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    EASA’s Proposal to Regulate Ground Handling

    Feb. 28, 2024
    Expected to be published in late 2024 or early 2025, EASA has indicated its intention to implement regulations in the EU that will affect approximately 300,000 workers in the ...
    Ground Handling

    How Wet Bulb Globe Temperature Helps Ground Handlers Monitor Working Conditions

    Feb. 5, 2024
    An evolution of heat index, WBGT measures temperature and humidity as well as wind speed, sunlight exposure, cloud cover and other factors to gauge heat factors for personnel....
    Ramp Operations Training

    Trainers' Crucial Role in Aviation Success

    Jan. 19, 2024
    Trainers play a key role in integrating culture and safety into the broader strategy of a company, a move that is crucial for long-term success.
    Ground Handling

    What is OTP?

    Dec. 1, 2023
    On-time performance is a key metric used by airlines, airports and other members of the commercial aviation industry to determine punctuality and efficiency.
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    ICS2 is an EU-wide, integrated system for the pre-loading reporting of all import and transit air cargo and airmail shipments.
    Ground Handling

    What Cargo Handlers Need to Know about ICS2

    Sept. 19, 2023
    The customs pre-arrival security and safety program assesses whether cargo complies with the safety and security requirements of the European Union.
    Ramp Operations Training

    How to Avoid Fuel Contamination

    May 24, 2023
    After an incident of jet fuel contaminated with DEF earlier this year, NATA officials provide further guidance on eliminating the risk of misfueling.
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    Learning Culture in an Organization is Key to Aviation Business Success

    Oct. 20, 2022
    Aviation is a fast-changing industry, deeply focused on safety and professionalism, thus continuous training is a must to ensure the quality of operations as well as employee ...
    Keith Clark, senior quality control and technical rep at Phillips 66
    Quality Control

    AviationPros Podcast: Verifying Fuel Type with Clear Communication

    Oct. 7, 2022
    Keith Clark, senior quality control and technical rep at Phillips 66, joins Ground Support Worldwide editor Josh Smith to discuss aviation fuel quality assurance and the Save ...
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    Safety Management Systems 101

    Sept. 20, 2022
    An SMS actively looks for safety issues in an FBO’s operations and services offered, considers safety objectives and identifies safety concerns.
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    The Importance of Safety Apparel for Ground Handlers

    April 26, 2022
    In order to reduce the risk of injury, ground handlers wear various types of safety apparel, such as hi-vis clothing.
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    The Differences and Similarities of Passenger vs Cargo Flight Handling

    March 10, 2022
    At a glance, commercial air transport might seem to be a streamlined phenomenon with the purpose of providing transport services from one point to another. Although this is essentially...
    Ground handlers must ensure training systems are set up and resourced to deliver the required training to any new personnel.
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    The Necessity of Skilled Handlers

    Feb. 17, 2022
    Although the demand for passenger flights has been reduced, it is essential to maintain well-trained employees to ensure safe ramp operations.
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    Ensuring Safety in Wintertime

    Jan. 25, 2022
    Aviation is undeniably an exciting industry, yet people working in it know how challenging and precise the field is. One of the main areas always on everyone’s minds is safety...
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    Ground Handling’s Virtual Classroom

    Dec. 22, 2021
    Online learning has developed exponentially during the pandemic, which has proven beneficial in areas like Central and South America.
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    Virtual Training for Real Applications

    Sept. 23, 2021
    VR can help ground service providers streamline operations, improve capabilities and improve personnel training.
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    How Ground Handlers Create a Culture of Safety

    Aug. 19, 2021
    Encouraging safe behavior in an organization requires significant planning and the implementation of best practices.
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    Re-skilled and Ready to Re-start

    June 17, 2021
    The use of targeted training can allow members of the ground handling workforce to hone new competences and advance professionally.
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    A Plan for the Unexpected

    March 18, 2021
    An effective ERP informs everyone of what to do when disaster strikes at an FBO.
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    The Trouble with Tribal Knowledge

    Dec. 17, 2020
    Workers often develop personal ways of operating on a job. While these norms are functional, they are not always safe, with organizations at risk if the unwritten rules overtake...
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    AviationPros Podcast: Safely Returning the Workforce

    Nov. 27, 2020
    Jason Sparks, director of field safety at Signature Flight Support, joins Ground Support Worldwide editor Josh Smith to discuss the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had ...
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    AviationPros Podcast: Thinking About How We Think

    Oct. 16, 2020
    Dr. Benjamin Goodheart, founder and principle consultant at Magpie Human Safety Systems, joins Ground Support Worldwide editor Josh Smith to discuss the quality of mindfulness...
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    Training New Line Service Technicians – Keep Them Safe While They Learn the Business

    Sept. 24, 2020
    Shadowing an established employee may work to get a trainee to understand the basics, but may not provide a systematic understanding on, not only “how,” but “why” the tasks are...
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    Quality Control

    How FBOs Can Prevent Misfueling

    Feb. 20, 2020
    Having avoided catastrophe, industry groups are working diligently to ensure aviation fuel is not contaminated with diesel exhaust fluid.
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    Safety From the Ground Up: IS-BAH’s Mission for Safer Ground Operations the World Over

    Dec. 19, 2019
    With more than 200 locations achieving Stage 1 certification, IS-BAH adoption continues to grow rapidly.
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    Best Practices for Worldwide GHSP Training

    Sept. 12, 2019
    There are numerous strategies for ground handling companies to consider when establishing effective safety management and training programs.
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    Fueling Equipment & Accessories

    Find Success in Fuel Training

    Feb. 14, 2019
    With so many planes and fueling nuances, training is an ongoing process and has serious repercussions if not taken seriously.
    Oftentimes, shop safety takes a back seat to the job at hand due to time constraints, work load, etc. Then an accident or injury occurs. Now it’s too late to look back and say “what if? “

    The Basics Of Shop Safety

    May 22, 2014
    It should be our ultimate goal each and every day to not only get the job done, but to do our best to ensure that our guys go home safely to their families at the end of the day...
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    Safety Equipment

    Color-Coded Safety Signage Prevents Accidents

    Oct. 14, 2013
    Safety signage assists ramp agents with understanding possible hazards in the operation and any actions that may need to be taken to prevent an accident.