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Business Buzz
NEW DEALS
Global Ground Support Awarded New Contract
with the United States Air Force
Air T, Inc. announced that its wholly
owned subsidiary, Global Ground
Support, LLC, has been awarded a
new contract valued at $34 million to
supply deicing trucks to the United
States Air Force.
The contract award is for two years,
with four additional one-year extension
options that may be exercised by
the United States Air Force. The award
includes standard deicer trucks and
extended-reach deicer trucks along
with commissioning and training costs.
The previous contract held by Global
with the United States Air Force expired
July 13, 2020.
Waev Inc. Completes Purchase
of Taylor-Dunn and GEM
Waev Inc. has purchased the GEM and
Taylor-Dunn businesses from Polaris
Inc. in a management buyout completed
December 31, 2021. Terms of the deal
are confidential. Founded by five former
Polaris leaders, Waev will strategically
place the GEM and Taylor-Dunn brands
at the forefront of the business.
" Waev's ownership
of GEM and
Taylor-Dunn represents
an exciting
new era in the
legacy of these
brands. We are bringing new life to these
businesses enabling growth well into the
future, " said Keith Simon, president and
chief executive officer of Waev. " Greater
demand for electric vehicles along with
advancements in EV technology open up
opportunities for GEM and Taylor-Dunn
in new applications and markets that we
will invest in and pursue long term. "
GEM and Taylor-Dunn are uniquely
positioned in their urban and industrial
mobility industries and the product
lines will continue as brands owned by
Waev. When GEM production moved to
Anaheim in 2017, it joined Taylor-Dunn
" It is satisfying to see Global Ground
Support once again selected by the
United States Air Force to be their
sole-source supplier of aircraft deicing
trucks. Winning this contract is
a testament to the quality of product
and after-sale service and support
- the same service that Global
Ground Support provides to all of its
customers, " said Nick Swenson, Air
T's CEO. " The fact that this was won
as a sole-source award allows us to
continue to supply this essential piece
of operational readiness equipment to
our military is particularly gratifying.
The awarding of this contract furthers
Manufacturing and established the
Southern California-based electric vehicle
center of excellence. This facility will
also serve as the headquarters for Waev.
the opportunity for continued strong
performance at our Global Ground
Support unit in the coming years. "
destinations, " said Gautam Thakkar, Unifi's
CEO. " By providing full ground handling
services to 10 of their 11 locations,
we're happy to be their largest ground
handling partner. We're committed to
providing aha! the high-level service
Unifi is known for and strengthening our
relationship into the future. "
ExpressJet Airlines relaunched
flight operations in 2021 with its aha!
leisure brand.
" We have been pleased to partner
Unifi Begins Ground
Handling Services for aha!
at 10th U.S. Location
Unifi recently started its 10th station
for aha! Airlines, making Unifi the largest
ground handling provider for the
Reno-based airline. Unifi started its
partnership with aha! on Oct. 24, 2021,
at Reno-Tahoe International Airport and
began operations at Palm Springs International
Airport on Jan. 3, 2022.
Unifi provides aha! with ground handling
operations and passenger services
supporting over 50 flights per week.
" We're proud to partner with aha! and
support their vision of providing convenient,
nonstop flights to high-quality
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with Unifi, which has helped contribute
to aha!'s launch and our continuing
success, " said ExpressJet acting CEO
John Greenlee.
ExxonMobil and Neste Team
Up to Supply SAF in France
Aviation fuel supplier ExxonMobil and
sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer
Neste announce plans for commercial-scale
distribution of Neste MY
Sustainable Aviation Fuel at the largest

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of february2022

Editor's Note: Always Striving to be Better
Business Buzz
Industry Expert Column: Crossing Over to Digitalization
Cover Story: State of the Industry
The Necessity of Skilled Handlers
Aviation Security, Keeping Insider Threats Out
Drive Reliability in Your Baggage System
An Alternative Energy Boarding Solution
A Simplified Approach to Passenger Boarding
Product Hangar
Celebrating 30 Years
Publisher's Note: Big Shoes to Fill
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february2022 - Editor's Note: Always Striving to be Better
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february2022 - Business Buzz
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february2022 - Industry Expert Column: Crossing Over to Digitalization
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february2022 - Cover Story: State of the Industry
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february2022 - The Necessity of Skilled Handlers
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february2022 - Aviation Security, Keeping Insider Threats Out
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february2022 - Drive Reliability in Your Baggage System
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february2022 - An Alternative Energy Boarding Solution
february2022 - A Simplified Approach to Passenger Boarding
february2022 - Product Hangar
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february2022 - Celebrating 30 Years
february2022 - Publisher's Note: Big Shoes to Fill
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