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The joint venture aims to provide a
Lufthansa Awards
WFS' First Cargo-Only
Handling Contract in Brazil
Lufthansa Cargo has awarded a threeyear
contract to Worldwide Flight Services
(WFS) at São Paulo-Guarulhos
International Airport to handle cargo
carried onboard its passenger, freighter
and " preighter " services. The agreement is
WFS' first contract including cargo-only
operations in Brazil.
Lufthansa Cargo has served the São
Paulo air cargo market for over 30 years.
It now offers daily Boeing 747- 800 passenger
services connecting the Brazilian
city and Frankfurt as well as a weekly
B777 freighter flight, which provides
cargo capacity for shipments from
Viracopos International Airport and
Argentina's Ezeiza International Airport
to Frankfurt. Under the terms of the contract,
WFS will provide cargo handling
services to support Lufthansa Cargo's
on-demand A340-300 " preighter " flights
ex São Paulo.
Overall, WFS expects to handle some
14,000 tonnes of import and export cargo
per annum for the airline in Brazil. WFS
provides cargo build-up and documentation
services, special cargo assistance and
mail handling.
" Winning this contract with Lufthansa,
one of the world's most respected cargo
carrying airlines, is the best way to
demonstrate the quality of WFS' cargo
handling credentials in Brazil. It also
reinforces the great partnership we have
with the airline, both in Brazil and at a
global level, " said Rubens Pereira Leitão
Filho, CEO WFS/Orbital Brazil.
Also in 2021, WFS has been awarded
contracts to handle Itapemirim Airline at
11 stations in Brazil, as well as new agreements
with Azul Airline in VCP & GIG,
ACT Airlines in VCP and Nella Airlines
in GRU. WFS has also renewed contracts
with Atlas Air and Air France KLM.
Aviator Airport Alliance
Continues to Develop Partnership
with Sunclass Airlines
Aviator Airport Alliance has extended
its partnership agreement with Sunclass
Airlines for deicing services. Under the
renewed contract, Aviator will provide
Sunclass Airlines with deicing services
at Stockholm-Arlanda, Malmo and
Gothenburg Airports for three years.
The contract extends the scope of Aviator-provided
services for the airline, as
the company has been already providing
Sunclass Airlines with ground handling
services. Additionally, the partners
renewed a previous contract for deicing
services at Copenhagen Airport.
" We are delighted to continue our
long-lasting partnership with Sunclass
Airlines. The renewal of deicing services'
contract proves that the airline values our
services and trusts us to provide a quality
experience. We are excited to continue
working with Sunclass Airlines, " said
Jo Alex Tanem, CEO of Aviator Airport
Air BP Commences Aviation Fuel
Venture in Iraq
Air BP has commenced a new aircraft
fueling joint venture at Baghdad International
Airport (BGW). The joint
venture company, United Iraqi Company
for Airports and Ground Handling
Services Limited, operating under the
name MASIL, was awarded an operating
license for aircraft refueling, ground
handling and cargo services.
range of services with a remit to bring
world class standards and global industry
expertise to further improve the customer
experience, safety and operational
standards at the airport. Air BP is providing
assurance on all aspects of fuel
supply and aircraft refueling operations.
This includes providing world class
operating standards, workforce training
to enhance knowledge and competence,
and advice on product quality, operations,
HSSE and maintenance.
" Air BP is delighted to be commencing
its new JV. We see a strong future for
aviation in Iraq and are excited to be
involved in this market and contribute to
its future development and success. Fuel
supply is a vital component of the airport
operation that will add value to airline
operators. Over time, Air BP and its partners
aim to build a strong and sustainable
business in Iraq, drawing upon the global
expertise of the partners combined with
the local skills of Iraqis, " Duce Gotora VP
of strategy and sustainability, said.
Jettainer and Swiss International
Air Lines Extend their
Jettainer will provide global ULD management
and maintenance services for
Swiss International Air Lines, including
its air cargo division Swiss WorldCargo
and affiliate Edelweiss Air, for another
five years. The contract extension will
see Jettainer replace more than 650 older
AKE containers with lighter and more
environmentally friendly lightweight
ULDs. This step will reduce weight and
jet fuel, helping SWISS continue on its
road towards greater sustainability in


Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of december2021january2022

Publisher's Note: A Legacy We Built Together
Business Buzz
Industry Expert Column: Safety Leadership's Critical Function in SMS
Data's Effect on GSE Performance
Ground Handling's Virtual Classroom
What Air Cargo Needs from Airports
Make Air Cargo a Priority for Smaller Regional Airports
An External Resource for Handling Large Events
Detecting and Mitigating Fuel Leaks with Technology
Product Hangar
Editor's Note: Applying Lessons Learned
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december2021january2022 - Publisher's Note: A Legacy We Built Together
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december2021january2022 - Business Buzz
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december2021january2022 - Industry Expert Column: Safety Leadership's Critical Function in SMS
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december2021january2022 - Data's Effect on GSE Performance
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december2021january2022 - Ground Handling's Virtual Classroom
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december2021january2022 - What Air Cargo Needs from Airports
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december2021january2022 - Make Air Cargo a Priority for Smaller Regional Airports
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december2021january2022 - An External Resource for Handling Large Events
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december2021january2022 - Detecting and Mitigating Fuel Leaks with Technology
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december2021january2022 - Product Hangar
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december2021january2022 - Editor's Note: Applying Lessons Learned
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