Ground Support Worldwide

DEC 2016 JAN 2017

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DECEMBER 2016/JANUARY 2017 AviationPros.com 5 BUSINESS BUZZ Upcoming Events February 7-10 NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference Fort Worth, TX April 22-26 International Aviation Snow Symposium Buffalo, NY April 25-27 GSE & Ramp-Ops Conference Milan, Italy April 25-27 MRO Americas Orlando, FL May 21-24 30th IATA Ground Handling Conference Bangkok, Thailand TOP NEWS Vestergaard Company Sales Director Billi Vestergaard Passes Away at 61 Brynjolfur "Billi" Vestergaard, sales director with Vester- gaard Company, lost his life in a tragic accident that occurred outside his own home Dec. 2. Vestergaard was involved in the family-owned business since he was a child. He started as an employee with Vester- gaard Company in 1980 in production and ended as an active part of both the company's management and sales department. His vast knowledge of both Vestergaard Company's prod- ucts, technology and – not least – the needs of all of the indi- vidual, international customers built him a unique reputation in the business. Billi leaves behind his wife, four children and three grand- children. He will be greatly missed. Hactl First Hong Kong Handler Certified Under IGOM Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has been certified under IGOM (IATA Ground Operations Manual), signifying its full compliance with the new standardized procedures. It is the first handler in Hong Kong to achieve IGOM certification. IGOM's goal is to establish global standard- ization of policies and procedures, a uniform minimum level of safety and a standard set of policies and procedures for use in ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations). "It's an honor for Hactl to be named as the first IGOM-certified handler in Hong Kong. This is an extension of our ISAGO compli- ance, for which we have consistently obtained flawless audit results," said Benny Siu, Hactl's manager - quality assurance. "We believe Hactl's IGOM certification is further evidence of its pioneering of new standards in Hong Kong and throughout the industry, and that it's yet another important differentiator for us." e2b calibration Introduces Tronair Ground Support Equipment Training e2b calibration announced that on-site Tronair ground support equipment (GSE) training is available for aviation businesses nationally. The new Tronair training ser- vices expand e2b's existing aviation quality services which includes accredited calibration and repair traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and on-site GSE maintenance and aircraft jack proof-load testing. "Aviation equipment can be very expensive and critical to aircraft safety. With proper maintenance, ground support equipment can last for 20 plus years," said Mike Miner, Training Coordinator for e2b. Calibration technicians were trained by Tronair GSE instructors at Tronair head- quarters in Holland, Ohio. Hands-on Tronair training is provided on-site at the MRO or FBO facility covering proper equipment use, Hactl Finance Director Amy Lam receives the IGOM certificate from IATA Head of Ground Operations Joseph Suidan. preventative maintenance schedules and techniques, detection of equipment wear-and-tear or abuse, and equipment repair processes. BEUMER Group UK Completes EBS and Baggage Handling System at Gatwick Airport BEUMER Group UK has completed the installation of a new CrisBag Early Bag Store (EBS) and baggage handling system as part of Gatwick Airport's £186 million redevelopment of the South Terminal Pier 1. The CrisBag system is the first EBS to be installed at Gatwick and, the checked baggage can be viewed by pas- sengers through a window overlooking the baggage handling system. Other viewing windows in the new passenger gate rooms provide passengers with out- standing views across the runway. The CrisBag EBS enables Gatwick

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