Ground Handling

Airbus and China Airlines Present A350-900 With Special Joint Livery

Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL) has taken delivery of its newest A350-900 aircraft, which features a unique joint livery that combines the airline’s distinctive plum blossom … More ››

Boeing Delivers First 787-9 to Juneyao Airlines

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Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on October 19.  It is also the first widebody commercial jet operated by a … More ››

Istanbul New Airport is Ready for Business

The Istanbul New Airport (INA) has completed its Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) programme in time for its October 29 opening. The INA will … More ››

More Electric Vehicles Deployed at London Airports

UK Power Networks Services has introduced the first electric vehicles (EVs) and charge points into its fleet at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airport depots, and … More ››

Gatwick Plans Routine use of its Existing Standby Runway

A draft master plan issued by Gatwick Airport explores the use of its existing standby runway. Gatwick is well-known for being the world’s busiest single-runway … More ››

Heathrow Prepares for Largest Biometrics Roll out  

Heathrow Airport has announced it is launching its first end-to-end biometrics trial which will bring facial recognition to each point of a departing passenger’s journey. … More ››

Cypriot Airline Cobalt Air Suspends Operations

Cobalt Air, based at Larnaka Airport, Cyprus, has suspended its operations. A statement on the company’s website says: “Cobalt regrets to announce that it will … More ››

Ryanair Changes Ground Handler at Stansted

Ryanair has announced that it has chosen OmniServ as its future ground handler at London Stansted Airport (IATA: STN). From February 1, 2019, OmniServ (operating … More ››

Heathrow Offers Free Landings to the UK’s First Electric Aeroplane

London’s Heathrow Airport has announced that the first electric-hybrid aircraft will not have to pay Heathrow’s landing charges for an entire year when it is … More ››

Stansted to offer free English and Maths GCSE Equivalent Courses for Airport Staff and Jobseekers

London Stansted Airport’s Employment and Skills Academy is launching free English and Maths courses to allow current airport employees, jobseekers and local residents to develop … More ››