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26th Nov 2010, 15:33
Replies: 23
Views: 3,874
Posted By groundhand

People should remember that the vast majority of...

People should remember that the vast majority of weigh scales in UK airports (certainly all used by LCCs) are not owned or maintained by the carrier using them at check-in. The airport companies are...
8th Nov 2010, 12:55
Replies: 9,241
Views: 5,166,606
Posted By groundhand

TSR2, Is this true if you are using...

TSR2,

Is this true if you are using different carriers?
For example if you fly UK/AMS on a loco and then long haul on KLM on two separate bookings.

I can't see how the UK HMR&C could levy...
26th Oct 2010, 13:21
Replies: 43
Views: 13,323
Posted By groundhand

One wonders if they have considered the...

One wonders if they have considered the implications of the ICAO proposals about improving safety standards on water used as a runway?

If adopted, they are dead in the water (apologies for the...
26th Oct 2010, 13:13
Replies: 3,558
Views: 1,004,377
Posted By groundhand

MME4eva, All assuming there is still an...

MME4eva,

All assuming there is still an airport to operate to/from!
15th Oct 2010, 14:35
Replies: 8
Views: 2,187
Posted By groundhand

Why have airports dropped thir own handling...

Why have airports dropped thir own handling services? - profit.

20+ years ago nearly all the airports in the UK provided ramp handing services either as a monopoly or with a single licensed...
15th Oct 2010, 14:20
Replies: 19
Views: 1,388
Posted By groundhand

UKSquiff, Another approach could be to...

UKSquiff,

Another approach could be to contact the respective Training Manager at Swissport's and Servisair's Head Offices to seek their advice about courses/qualifications that they deem to be...
15th Oct 2010, 14:09
Replies: 3
Views: 1,566
Posted By groundhand

What is there to buy? A loss making...

What is there to buy?

A loss making business with unworkable, for profit, contracts?

This is what happens when businesses buy their way into the market. Unsustainable business models can...
15th Oct 2010, 13:56
Replies: 12
Views: 3,868
Posted By groundhand

"I appreciate most airlines in the past evaluated...

"I appreciate most airlines in the past evaluated and audited agents to check on their operational performance and training systems, however, nowadays the cheapest offer is often the deciding...
10th Jul 2009, 08:09
Replies: 2,302
Views: 364,319
Posted By groundhand

DTVAirport, Whilst not defending the...

DTVAirport,

Whilst not defending the management at DTV, as I know not whether they do a good, reasonable or poor job, I think you are niaive in the extreme if you think that airport management...
17th Jun 2009, 06:47
Replies: 7
Views: 6,710
Posted By groundhand

ICAO and IATA standards apply - they are now...

ICAO and IATA standards apply - they are now aligned and have the same signals. There is no difference (or should be no difference) at any commercial airport. I do not know where Mad Ramper got his...
5th Jun 2009, 12:46
Replies: 29
Views: 5,232
Posted By groundhand

Dropline, You miss the point. What you...

Dropline,

You miss the point.
What you are identifying is that people are not doing what thay are supposed to do - nearly all your points are check/chase items - add in either hand held or stand...
5th Jun 2009, 12:23
Replies: 14
Views: 4,268
Posted By groundhand

Suggest you trawl through the websites of the...

Suggest you trawl through the websites of the companies you have mentioned. They all list their locations.

Then Google Aircraft ground handling agent + a country and you will get loads of hits.
...
4th Jun 2009, 15:53
Replies: 29
Views: 5,232
Posted By groundhand

Jorge, "The dispatcher is a dying breed..." ...

Jorge,
"The dispatcher is a dying breed..."

In real terms the dispatcher should not be required if every service provider did their job effectively and efficiently and the aircraft are equipped...
22nd Apr 2009, 12:19
Replies: 23
Views: 5,564
Posted By groundhand

Back to the thread Really sorry to hear...

Back to the thread

Really sorry to hear that CWL is closing, it has been in the Servisair group for a long, long time - probably late 60's or early 70's.

Several of the older members of the...
4th Apr 2009, 08:07
Replies: 16
Views: 2,779
Posted By groundhand

To all contributors, Many thnaks for the...

To all contributors,

Many thnaks for the info.

AHM and AOA have what I need.
I appreciate all your help,
Rgds
GH
Forum: Middle East
2nd Apr 2009, 10:47
Replies: 0
Views: 568
Posted By groundhand

Airside Operations

I'm told that Fujairah International Airport is in the market for an experienced Airside Operations Manager. There have been alot of changes at the airport over the last year or so and they are now...
2nd Apr 2009, 10:42
Replies: 0
Views: 812
Posted By groundhand

Experienced Airside Operations Manager

I've been told by a good friend that Fujairah International Airport in the UAE is actively looking for a good AOM.

The airport is small in comparison to Abu Dhabi and Dubai but has a very...
9th Mar 2009, 15:36
Replies: 16
Views: 2,779
Posted By groundhand

call 100 I'm looking for a course, or...

call 100

I'm looking for a course, or course content, that I can take to an airport outside the UK (developing world with absolutely no current driver training). I wondered if the AOA or some...
9th Mar 2009, 15:30
Replies: 116
Views: 12,319
Posted By groundhand

I am fascinated to know at which UK airport...

I am fascinated to know at which UK airport Capot's customer focussed skills made any difference to what was, I suspect in his days as an airport manager, HMI's staffing or service levels.

I've...
9th Mar 2009, 14:28
Replies: 16
Views: 2,779
Posted By groundhand

Airside driver training

Anyone any ideas where I might find some details on how to train basic airside driving?
5th Mar 2009, 14:38
Replies: 46
Views: 6,396
Posted By groundhand

The days of check-in desks are numbered. ...

The days of check-in desks are numbered.

Look at the airports that currently offer self check and self bag dispatch. These systems work and, coupled with on-line check-in, remove the cost and...
10th Feb 2009, 10:52
Replies: 9,241
Views: 5,166,606
Posted By groundhand

petrol station? It is like turning the...

petrol station?

It is like turning the clock back.
How long ago was when the last one (Avis) closed? 15 years?

GH
29th Jan 2009, 14:30
Replies: 2
Views: 3,695
Posted By groundhand

ganni, should be able to help you. gh

ganni,

should be able to help you.

gh
4th Dec 2008, 14:26
Replies: 12
Views: 2,318
Posted By groundhand

For the record it was Servisair that terminated...

For the record it was Servisair that terminated easyjet and not the other way round. Contracts were at various stages of their duration around the airports effected but EZY wanted to squeeze their...
26th Oct 2008, 08:10
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By groundhand

Back to the original post. "Whose...

Back to the original post.

"Whose responsibility is this, and to whom should it be reported? Obviously, it's not BA's fault, but Bloody Awful Airports, but I suspect BA have more pull with them...
28th Sep 2008, 12:23
Replies: 19
Views: 9,344
Posted By groundhand

Buffadog, You are spot on but I fear that...

Buffadog,

You are spot on but I fear that the majority of GHA Management at Station level could not deliver accurate performance data even though some have the data available.

I have used a...
4th Sep 2008, 10:40
Replies: 19
Views: 9,344
Posted By groundhand

Opssys, The UK market changed when the...

Opssys,

The UK market changed when the regional airports divested themselves of running their own ramp operations to meet the EU competitions legislation. Prior to this, the 'profit' of the main...
3rd Sep 2008, 07:38
Replies: 134
Views: 24,659
Posted By groundhand

There is a balance to be struck here and whilst...

There is a balance to be struck here and whilst having absolute sympathy for the passengers involved on the 2 diverted flights metioned that had to wait for handling there is a responsibility at the...
1st Sep 2008, 14:11
Replies: 910
Views: 173,180
Posted By groundhand

EAM, the problem is that any 'new' operation (ie...

EAM, the problem is that any 'new' operation (ie with 1bn state subsidy as the Italian government will allow the investment as 'tax deductible' to the 'investors') that takes over Alitalia staff...
28th Aug 2008, 12:14
Replies: 27
Views: 4,342
Posted By groundhand

"As far as I know EC is handled by BA at JFK" ...

"As far as I know EC is handled by BA at JFK"

BA do not do their own handling at JFK, is is all contracted out. BA do have their own Management Team - SM + DMs.

GH
27th Aug 2008, 12:51
Replies: 39
Views: 6,487
Posted By groundhand

"Tea and biscuits with the Chief Pilot are in...

"Tea and biscuits with the Chief Pilot are in order and next time stay in what you know..."

Sorry, but no.
Not to correct this before the doors were opened was unforgivable and any line manager...
27th Aug 2008, 08:47
Replies: 3,594
Views: 727,258
Posted By groundhand

That would b e the one that Derry County Council...

That would b e the one that Derry County Council were advertising for in late May/early June. I may be corrected in that it might have been a Airport General Manager rather than my initial mail of...
26th Aug 2008, 11:54
Replies: 3,594
Views: 727,258
Posted By groundhand

Has the new Airport Manager taken up post yet? ...

Has the new Airport Manager taken up post yet?

GH
14th Aug 2008, 09:00
Replies: 2,302
Views: 364,319
Posted By groundhand

ah, so there must be truth in the rumour of a...

ah, so there must be truth in the rumour of a high speed train link from DTV to NCL and the zoning of a 'new' long term car park for NCL on lots of empty tarmac......

Bandits out of the sun.
...
13th Aug 2008, 14:32
Replies: 39
Views: 4,011
Posted By groundhand

Opssys, We are along the same lines but the...

Opssys,

We are along the same lines but the 'no Dispatcher' model I was referring to is a legacy international (shorthaul and longhaul) operator that carries huge amounts (and a large mix of DGR)...
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