Talking GSE with Chinese OEM Jiangsu Tianyi Aviation Industry Co
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by William Hallowell
1d ago
Airside speaks with Joinsun Ding, general manager of Jiangsu Tianyi Aviation Industry Co., about developments in the Chinese ground support equipment (GSE) market Tianyi is a China-based manufacturer with a comprehensive portfolio of GSE vehicles, including catering trucks, passenger stairs, ambulifts, baggage tractors and water and lavatory service trucks. Despite its foothold in the eastward aviation markets, the company has its sights on the West. But a number of Chinese GSE manufacturers have previously highlighted to Airside the difficulty of breaking into the mature aviation ma ..read more
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Oman Airports seeks developers for Muscat International Airport old terminal revamp
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by Eddie Saunders
1d ago
Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) has announced an invitation for developers and consortiums to submit expressions of interest (EOIs) for the redevelopment, operation, and management of Muscat International Airport’s Old Terminal. The ambitious project will be carried out under a build-operate-transfer (BOT) model. Originally opened in 1973, the old terminal has undergone multiple expansions over the years to accommodate increasing passenger numbers. Successful candidates from the prequalification process will be invited to participate in a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the next stage o ..read more
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DHL Express leads the way in electrification of ground fleet at Brussels Airport
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by Eddie Saunders
1d ago
As part of the Stargate project of Brussels Airport, DHL Express has excelled in the field of electric ground-handling equipment. Following a successful test phase, one in three tractors and loaders of DHL Express, that sorts and transports time-critical shipments from Brussels Airport, will be fully electric this summer. The cargo transporter’s crew buses and tarmac cars are already one hundred percent electric. This investment is a first step for DHL Express towards reducing its CO2 footprint on the ground by more than half. The necessary charging infrastructure will be provided, both on the ..read more
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Dnata launches ground handling operations at Raleigh-Durham
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by William Hallowell
1d ago
Global ground services provider dnata has launched handling operations at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina as it continues expansion in the US. The company’s expansion represents an investment of US$2mn and will create more than 25 new, local jobs. The inaugural customer for dnata’s Raleigh-Durham ground handling operations is the German flag carrier Lufthansa, which operates a five-weekly service between the North Carolina airport and Frankfurt with an Airbus A330-300 aircraft. David Barker, dnata’s regional CEO of airport operations for the Americas, said: “We are excit ..read more
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Cayman Dispatch Services now an approved GA ground handler at Owen Roberts International Airport
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by Eddie Saunders
2d ago
Universal Aviation announced that Cayman Dispatch Services (CDS) is now officially operational as a Universal Aviation Certified location, providing business aviation operators an alternate and efficient ground handling option at Grand Cayman/Owen Roberts International Airport (MWCR). CDS began supporting limited GA operations in December 2023 and is now 100 percent operational, with its own GA-dedicated ground support equipment and full access to the airport’s GAT facilities. Adolfo Aragon, Sr. Vice President, Universal Aviation said: “Since CDS became fully operational, we’ve significantly e ..read more
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Meet Machinio: The online marketplace for GSE
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by William Hallowell
3d ago
Machinio is a US-based e-commerce platform for used commercial equipment that serves a wide range of industries, including agriculture, construction, machine tools and, most importantly, the second-hand ground support equipment (GSE) market. Airside finds out more According to Robin Hargadon, general manager of Machinio, the need for used GSE post-Covid is on the up – and with the aviation industry predicting a huge surge in demand for air travel in the next two decades, second-hand equipment could play a vital role in ensuring enough GSE is available to serve commercial aircraft worldwide. Th ..read more
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Menzies Aviation net zero targets approved by SBTi
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by Eddie Saunders
6d ago
Menzies Aviation has announced that the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved its science-based targets to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain by 2045. This includes a 50% near-term reduction in scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 2030 from its 2022 baseline, and in scope 3 GHG emissions of between 30% and 42% within the same timeframe. By setting and pursuing ambitious, science-based targets, it is not only reducing its own footprint but setting a benchmark for the aviation services industry. To reach its targets, Menzies’ All In plan for a fair and sustai ..read more
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GSE market projected to see 3.9% growth from 2024 to 2029
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by Airside Reporter
1w ago
The global ground support equipment (GSE) market could be set to grow by US$1.3bn between 2024 and 2029, research has revealed. A new report by the market research firm MarketsandMarkets projects a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 3.9 per cent to the end of the forecast period. The market is predicted to see an increase in the number of units of GSE from almost 38,600 this year to more than 44,750 by 2029. According to MarketsandMarkets, the growth of emerging markets – especially in regions undergoing rapid urbanisation and economic development – presents significant opportunities f ..read more
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Runway specialist Jointline invests £1mn in grooving capabilities
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by William Hallowell
1w ago
The UK-based global airfield and runway specialist Jointline has made its largest investment since the company’s inception to enhance its runway grooving capabilities with new equipment. £1mn worth of new plant and machinery will help drive sustained growth, the company said. Gary Massey, managing director of Jointline, said: “The current demand for runway refurbishment and development is the highest it’s been for the past decade. “In order for us to fulfil the demand from existing domestic customers – while expanding our overseas operations – we have deployed company funds to purchase multipl ..read more
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Milan Bergamo Airport opens expanded apron and new taxiway
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by Eddie Saunders
1w ago
Milan Bergamo Airport has opened the expanded northern apron and a new taxiway designed to support the airport’s growth and enhance the overall efficiency of operations. The expanded apron now includes three new aircraft stands, bringing the total number of independent stands at the airport to 48 – 17 on the north apron and 31 on the south. This development not only optimises the airport’s operational capacity but also significantly benefits airline partners by reducing runway occupancy times. Milan Bergamo Airport has also opened the new northern taxiway, Taxiway B, which will increase the ai ..read more
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