Ground Support Worldwide

OCT 2012

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NEWS IN BRIEF Daifuku Webb Group Acquires ELS Daifuku Webb Holding Company, reached an agreement with G&T Conveyor Company, Inc., to purchase all of the equity of Elite Line Services, LLC. ELS will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daifuku Webb within the Daifuku Group. ELS, headquartered in Carrolton, TX, operates in more than 20 of the busiest U.S. airports and employs more than 800 who provide operations and maintenance support for baggage handling systems, passenger China Airlines to handle passenger and ramp services at Sydney Airport beginning this month. Menzies has been working with China Airlines in Brisbane Airport since October boarding bridges and ground support equipment. Another Daifuku Webb subsidiary, Jervis B. Webb Company, provides airport baggage handling systems primarily in North America. Last year, the group bought Logan Teleflex, another leading baggage handling company with locations in the United Kingdom, France and the United States. 2011. In other news from Australia, United Airlines extended its contract with Menzies at SYD and Melbourne Airport for three more years. Expansion At EWR: Worldwide Flight Services has signed a two-year con- tract to provide loading and unloading services for Jet Airways' daily Airbus A330-200 services from Newark Liberty International Airport, which operates to Brussels, Belgium and onto Mumbai, India. WFS will also provide baggage services, cabin cleaning and water services for the airline at EWR. ASIG Roundup: ASIG announced a num- ber of deals, including the following: Spirit Airlines chose ASIG as its new refueling agent at the airliner's home base at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. ASIG will also provide ground handling, passenger services, cabin cleaning, deicing and aircraft refueling for Spirit at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall. United Continental renewed ASIG's contract to provide refueling services 8 GROUND SUPPORT WORLDWIDE r 0DUPCFS

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