Ground Support Worldwide

DEC 2016 JAN 2017

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8 GROUND SUPPORT WORLDWIDE DECEMBER 2016/JANUARY 2017 BUSINESS BUZZ at more than 75 airports in the United States, has its transition team in place. The operation will have 14-18 technicians and will serve as a primary hub for GSE Maintenance in South Florida and the Bahamas. "I've spent nearly 50 years in the GSE maintenance business. We started D&D over 14 years ago to provide really good maintenance at a fair price. We worked hard every day to take care of our cus- tomers and to take care of our employees. When we started thinking about selling the business we knew we had to find a company that shared those same values," said Leo Dyke, principal owner of D&D. "We started Global in 2007 based on the same core values, do quality work with integrity, earn your customer's trust and care for your team," said Brad Osborn, CEO, president and founder of Global. "The vision and values of both companies align very well. We have a lot of respect for the work Leo has done. This should be a positive transition for D&D's customers and we'll work hard to continue to care for D&D's employees." Textron Acquires Safeaero Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. has acquired, through its Swedish affiliate, Textron Sweden AB, the assets of Safeaero i Trelleborg AB, a Swedish manufacturer of premium deicers for the aviation industry. Textron Sweden AB is a subsidi- ary of Textron Inc. Going forward, Safeaero's business will operate as part of Textron Specialized Vehicles' Ground Support Equipment business, which manufactures a GSE product line under the TUG, Douglas, Premier and, now, Safeaero brands. Safeaero's line of deicers includes five different models. Safeaero's business will continue to operate from its facilities in Trelleborg, Sweden. "The Safeaero business is an important addition to our growing stable of GSE brands and product lines," said Kevin Holleran, president and CEO of Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. "We offer a broad line of GSE products to our cus- tomers, whether they are serving passen- gers at an airport of the scale of London Heathrow, or a critical regional FBO." A V I A T I O N R E F U E L I N G T R U C K S n G R O U N D S U P P O R T F U E L I N G S T A T I O N S GORMAN-RUPP PUMPS P.O. Box 1217 n Mansfield, Ohio 44901 PH: 419.755.1011 n FX: 419.755.1251 n 502 © Copyright, The Gorman-Rupp Company, 2016 Gorman-Rupp Pumps USA is an ISO 9001:2008 and an ISO 14001:2004 Registered Company Gorman-Rupp has been a part of accelerated aircraft fueling and defueling for over 50 years. We have been able to keep pace with technology and design in this ever-changing world of faster, more complex aircraft. Our original designs have set the standard around the world with thousands of units operating in the field for virtually all major airline and fuel suppliers. We offer a complete line of ground service pumps and related equipment, consisting of standard centrifugal and self-priming pump models, directional valves, educators and a host of other piping accessories. Contact Gorman-Rupp today to see how we can fulfill all of your aviation fueling needs.

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