Aircraft Ground Handling

Author: Subash S Narayanan



Category: Transportation

Page: 416

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The book conveys in an easy-to-understand language the most complicated, critical knowledge and processes involved in aircraft ground handling. At the same time, the book gives an overview of the airport, the multitude of agencies operating or servicing the airport, basic or core aviation knowledge that is necessary for anyone interested in pursuing a career in this industry. The book also supports enthusiasts or professionals interested to gain collaborative understanding from related fields. This is due to the commonness of some processes and attitudes. It brings about the culmination of over 26 years of experience and qualification in various fields of the civil aviation industry. One of the most important and crucial of all airport functions is aircraft ground handling, which is performed by ground handling companies or agents (GHA). GHAs perform their functions under strict international/national regulations and requirements. The book brings out the most important sections of aircraft ground handling of the GHA, the functions and processes involved. It also entails the base knowledge and related factors required to perform the services to a customer airline. There are critical processes, highly skilled manpower requirements and specialised equipment that are involved within ground handling at an airport to ensure a safe, punctual, most efficient and economical operation. This book entails to cover as much as possible some of those critical functions. Although the technology/processes uses local rules and regulations, the airport structure may vary from one to another, region to another, but the basics remain an everlasting requirement. This book is bringing forth that knowledge and understanding to the reader, thus empowering him/her.

Aircraft Ground Handling

Aero Specialties, Aircraft Marshalling, Airport Bus, Airport Tug T813 6x6, Baggage Carousel, Baggage Claim, Baggage Handler,

Author: Source Wikipedia




Page: 112

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: AERO Specialties, Aircraft marshalling, Airport bus, Airport tug T813 6x6, Baggage carousel, Baggage claim, Baggage handler, Baggage handling system, Bag tag, DMAN, Fixed-base operator, Ground support equipment, Hangar rash, Hucks starter, M2 High Speed Tractor, Maneuvering area, MB-2 tow tractor, Pushback, Remove before flight, Specialized Aviation Service Operation, U-30 Tow Tractor, Visual Docking Guidance System.

Deregulation of Ground Handling Services at Airports

Author: Aline Dürr

Publisher: GRIN Verlag


Category: Political Science

Page: 97

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Diploma Thesis from the year 2008 in the subject Business economics - Economic Policy, grade: 2,3, Humboldt-University of Berlin, 55 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Current occurrence of strikes by ground and cabin staff, the formation of strategic alliances between airlines, mergers and acquisitions of ground handling (GH) companies and the expansion of airport infrastructures dominate the actual news in the aviation sector and reveal noticeable changes and new dynamics as well as new challenges in the industry. The changes did not only start now but began with the introduction of more competition into the market through the liberalization of airlines at the end of the 1980s which was followed by intensified airport competition and the deregulation of the GH market in 1996. The introduction of competition generally leads to more efficient market conditions. Overall, prices for flights have dropped considerably in the past two decades which has led to dramatic increases in air traffic demand and a new strategic environment for all market participants. Nevertheless, ongoing strikes by airline, GH and airport staff reveal that the situation in the aviation industry is far from optimal. The purpose of this paper is to examine the developments in the GH market with regard to their origins, current trends and potential future consequences. The main focus will lie on the analysis of the effects of the deregulation of ground handling services (GHS) at Community airports assessed by the EU Directive 96/67/EC in 1996. The liberalization process of the GH market shall be observed from different angles focusing on the broadly differing stakeholders’ points of view. The thesis is structured as follows: First, an overall framework and background of developments in the aviation industry shall give an introduction to the subject. Second, the market structure of GHS in Europe with a focus on Germany shall be observed and connected to the broader framework of public regulation and deregulation. Third, the effects of the deregulation of GHS at airports will be further specified and elaborated. The analysis of the effects will be segmented into four parts: overall effects, effects on horizontal integration, effects on vertical integration and effects on the employees. Finally, the theoretical concepts and practical findings will be completed by real observations and empirical data obtained from interviews with different stakeholders in the GH industry.