For information on the sponsorship packages available at the 22nd Annual GHI Conference, please contact Marc Young: marc@groundhandling.com.

Platinum Sponsors


TLD provides its customers with a complete range of ground support equipment through the most extensive worldwide sales and service network in the industry.

TLD products are in operation at most airports in the world. Well designed and adapted to the requirements of our customers, the equipment is consistently maintained to the highest standards by our large engineering

teams. Performance and dynamic efficiency, as well as simplicity, high reliability and low maintenance costs drive our development.

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Gold Sponsors


Aviapartner is one of the leading independent providers of ground handling services across 40 airports in 6 European countries.

  • Since 1949 one of the leading European independent providers of ground handling services.
  • Across 40 airports in Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.
  • Employs around nearly 8000 staff serving needs of 30 million passengers.
  • A wide range of services to over 400 passenger and cargo airlines.
  • Ramp handling for 300,000 aircraft movements.
  • Cargo handling for around 1 million tons of cargo each year.
  • IT capabilities, enabling us to deliver unparalleled service quality and flexibility according to the needs of each airline.
  • Supported by numerous quality certifications and airline awards.

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Silver Sponsors


TCR is the leading European provider of ground support equipment services and sales of used GSE worldwide. It is involved in leasing, fleet sale and rent-back as well as repair and maintenance and ramp assistance. Based at Brussels airport, TCR today employs over 520 staff and is present in 72 airports in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK. TCR’s fleet comprises 19,000 assets of which 17,000 represent GSE, which has more than doubled over the last six years. The world’s leading handling companies, airlines, airports and cargo handlers turn to TCR for their GSE requirements.

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Content Spotlight Sponsor


At this year’s GHI event, PDC in collaboration with Aegean Airlines are presenting the benefits of the groundbreaking solution, PDC GroundCost - that take airline cost savings to the next level.

PDC GroundCost has been developed to enhance and automate the lifecycle of ground operations contracts and invoice management for airlines.

Aegean Airlines have already experienced improved RFP, contract and invoice processes. Other benefits include easy budget forecasting and cost control.

PDC A/S is a world recognised company with more than 30 years of experience in planning and scheduling solutions for airlines, coordinators and airports. The PDC AviationSuite is built with comprehensive knowledge from customers and products represented across the entire Aviation industry and covering over 49 countries within slot coordination, resource management, flight scheduling & operations control, and contract & Invoice management.

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Special Sponsors

JBT Aerotech

JBT is a leading global supplier of customised solutions and services for high value applications in air transportation. JBT ground support equipment includes Commander, Ranger, Halverson and Atlas cargo loaders, transporters, Tempest de-icers, Lektro towbarless tractors, pushback tractors, mobile passenger steps, beltloaders, JetPower ground power units, JetAire conditioned air equipment, Jetway boarding bridges, iOPS asset monitoring systems, together with baggage/facilities operations monitoring and maintenance systems. JBT emphasises value for its customers with designs featuring ease of operation, ease of maintenance and a low total cost of ownership. JBT – for the perfect turn.

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Res2 - iPort DCS

Res2 is the creator and provider of the innovative Departure Control System, iPort DCS. The use of iPort DCS enables efficient aircraft and passenger handling for airlines, ground handlers and airport companies and leads to a smooth and pleasant pre-airport experience for the passenger, while having the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry. iPort DCS is delivered as a turnkey solution, including local implementation and airport connectivity.

iPort DCS is a unique system within the industry, thanks to many features, some of which are listed here. It has an intuitive presentation and offers lower training costs and higher staff engagement. Fully Web-based, it brings continuous deployment of new functionality and seamless software distribution. More accurate load planning is a bonus while functionalities are available according to the authorisations of the user’s role. The system further has the ability to handle both charter and scheduled flights, point-to-point and connecting flights, domestic to intercontinental flights, and so on. With a lower total cost of ownership and flexible connectivity options, it also offers increased opportunities for implementation at locations that have a limited infrastructure or bandwidth.

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At dnata, we keep the world in the air. From ground and cargo handling to inflight catering and travel services, we are by your side of the entire travel experience.

  • dnata was founded in 1959 in Dubai, UAE
  • We offer Ground Handling in 78 airports
  • We offer Cargo Services in 46 airports
  • We offer Catering services in 62 airports

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Supporting Organisations


The ground handling industry is the foundation of air transport. Ground handlers support passengers throughout every step of the airport journey and are indeed the hidden champions of the sky. Everything we do, below and above wing – from check-in and boarding to aircraft fueling, towing and de-icing makes air travel possible! No plane can take off without us.

Airport Services Association (ASA) is the globally recognized trade association for the independent ground and air cargo handling industry and is the voice of the 1.6 million men and women who service the aircraft on the ground.

At ASA, we are determined to get the message across; independent ground handling service providers (GHSPs) make up over half of this wonderful business, and as such deserve recognition. We are working constantly to strengthen the reputation of the ground handling industry and advance the interests of our sector.

There has never been a better time to join a trade association! In the increasingly complex aviation landscape, ASA unites members to provide a platform where our independent companies can drive change, influence the industry and promote safety and quality at our airports.

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The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is the unique international not-for-profit association representing and uniting all parts of the air cargo industry, including shippers, freight forwarders, ground handlers, airports, airlines, manufacturers, and solution providers.

Launched in the early 1990s, our roots go back to 1960, when a committee of the Society of Automotive Engineers in the USA launched the first Air Cargo Forum to explore the needs of the emerging air cargo industry.

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