Sponsors

For information on the sponsorship packages available at the 22nd Annual GHI Conference, please contact George Lydon: george@groundhandling.com.

Platinum Sponsors

TLD

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

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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Ozion Airport Software

Ozion Airport Software – Listening and Developing

Ozion Airport Software has developed digitized solutions for Ground Handlers, Airlines and Airports since 2004. At the heart of success is Ozion’s proven ability to interpret and integrate solutions with an organization’s short and long term operational, strategic and commercial goals. The core of the Ozion engine allows for live management of a single location, multiple airports and/or synergy across multiple locations. Our clients are equipped with unparalleled intelligence tools and live dashboards to effortlessly measure and manage operations.

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Silver Sponsors

TCR

TCR is the leading 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 1200 staff and is present in over 150 airports in Europe, Asia-Pacific and America. TCR's fleet comprises 35,000 assets of which 30% is electrical. The world's leading handling companies, airlines, airports and cargo handlers turn to TCR for their GSE requirements.

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Transfer and Meet & Greet Sponsor

Aviapartner

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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One-to-One Meetings Sponsor

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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Content Spotlight Sponsors

IBERIA AIRPORT SERVICES

Iberia Airport Services is the leading provider of handling services in Spain, with presence in 29 national airports, being main handling player both in Madrid and Barcelona hub.

  • Offers a customized service to more than 200 airline clients, handling more than 300,000 flights and 100 millions of passenger per year (2019)
  • Currently employs 6,000 staff, equipped with most advanced IT technologies
  • With a fleet of 8,500 GSE across its airport network, promotes the use of “green energies” in ground equipment and the reduction of emissions
  • Works to achieve operational excellence in all services (passenger, ramp and cargo), being ISAGO certified

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PDC A/S

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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Football Sponsors

Textron GSE

Textron Ground Support Equipment is a leading global provider of ground support equipment and service under the TUG, Douglas, Premier and Safeaero brands, that have served the world’s airlines, freight carriers and airports for more than 150 combined years. The portfolio includes a full line-up of conventional and towbarless pushbacks, baggage tractors, tow tractors, beltloaders, one-man and two-man de-icers and air starts. These products are built in world-class manufacturing facilities around the world, from Kennesaw in the US to Trelleborg, Sweden, in addition to 20 airport service locations worldwide. Textron GSE is a subsidiary of Textron ­­­Specialised Vehicles.  Learn more at www.textrongse.com

Vestergaard Company

Vestergaard Company designs, manufactures and services airport equipment based on advanced technology. Our product line of de-icers, aircraft washers, toilet and water service units sets the standard for quality, functionality and durability in the ground support equipment industry. New leading edge technology is given high priority in order to design and provide our customers with state-of-the-art GSE equipment that is both efficient and reliable for operating in airport environments. Vestergaard Company efficiently supplies technical support, spare parts and advice for all its products from offices in Denmark, France, Thailand and the US. In addition, technical assistance and comprehensive inspections are available worldwide.

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Special Sponsors

dnata

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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ITW GSE

ITW GSE has the power to cover your needs, no matter which type of ground power or pre-conditioned unit you are looking for. We supply 400 Hz solid-state GPUs and PCAs, cables & hoses. As the only GSE manufacturer in the world, we have a complete range of battery driven eGPUs, that can power any aircraft, from narrow body to widebody or business jet. Come hear all about how you can initiate a greener tomorrow replacing diesel equipment to battery driven eGPUs. Pay only for what you need, without major capital investments with our favourable Power by the Hour subscription plan.

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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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PCG Aviation Services
SWISSPORT

In 2020, Swissport International AG provided best-in-class airport ground services for some 82 million airline passengers (pre-Covid 2019: 265 million) and handled roughly 4.1 million tons of air freight (2019: 4.6 million) at over 100 cargo warehouses worldwide. Several of its warehouses have been certified for pharmaceutical logistics by IATA’s CEIV Pharma and by the British MHRA. The world's leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling, with currently around 45,000 employees, was active at 269 airports in 47 countries on six continents at the end of 2020.

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Xced Aviation Services

Xced has revolutionised the GSE service industry, creating new ways to keep your business agile, more efficient, and more effective. You can count on us for a higher level of customer service, industry knowledge, and GSE experience that you just won’t find anywhere else. You can count on us for a higher level of responsiveness and dependable customer service, flexibility, industry knowledge and ground support equipment experience.

We offer a complete range of aircraft GSE leasing and financing solutions, designed to work with your evolving business requirements and ever changing needs. Our comprehensive ground support lifecycle management programme allows you to plan and anticipate ongoing costs for all your ground equipment and services, including:

  • New/used equipment
  • Lease and finance
  • Sale and leaseback
  • Short-term rental
  • Refurbishment/trade-in.
With Xced’s Lifecycle Management programme, you can more effectively manage ground support costs so you can focus on the rest of your business.

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Supporting Organisations

ASA

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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TIACA

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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