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BUSINESS BUZZ

freight customers the highest quality for
the transport of sensitive pharmaceutical
products."
Since the initial opening of the Nairobi logistics center in 2010, Swissport
has continuously expanded its on-site
offering and now has further invested
in a state-of-the-art temperature-controlled area with 208 rack positions and
a capacity of 250 tons of pharmaceutical
shipments. The new Swissport Pharma
Center Nairobi is the first of its kind at
the airport of the Kenyan capital.

Universal Aviation Expands
with Cayman Islands
Location

Universal Aviation, the FBO ground services division of Universal Weather and
Aviation, Inc., announced it has partnered
with Cayman Dispatch Service (CDS) to
join its growing global network as a Universal Aviation Certified location - Universal Aviation Cayman Islands.
CDS is based at Owen Roberts International Airport (MWCR) in Grand Cayman
and is a leading ground handling company in Cayman, providing both over and
under-wing services to the main airlines,
for more than 25 years, with a team of
more than 120 people and a wide range of
equipment.
"The Cayman Islands is experiencing record growth in travelers, via both
airlines and business jets," said Adolfo
Aragon, senior vice president, Universal
Aviation. "The addition of a new location
in the Cayman Islands with a partner
with a great track record in the country
like CDS enhances our ability to provide
our clients with a consistent level of service that meets the growing demand."

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Leipzig/Halle Airport
Receives IATA CEIV Pharma
Certification

Leipzig/Halle Airport, Europe's
fifth-largest airfreight hub, has received
CEIV Pharma certification, enabling it to
process time-critical, temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical shipments around
the clock. Following a one-year process,
IATA has certified PortGround GmbH.
The company belongs to Mitteldeutsche
Flughafen AG and is a ground handling
and cargo specialist.
"Thanks to the CEIV Pharma accreditation, we are expanding our business area
and now have a fully certified process for
sensitive pharmaceuticals. That means
we can provide a full range of handling
services at Leipzig/Halle Airport from a
single source - from receiving deliveries,
preparing and storing freight to loading
it on the aircraft," said Alexander K├Ânig,
managing director of PortGround GmbH.
CEIV classification requires appropriate
quality management and regular training
for all those involved in the process, along
with a suitable infrastructure. Leipzig/
Halle Airport laid the foundations for
this back in 2017 with a new cold storage
facility in the World Cargo Center.

PEOPLE
WFS Strengthens Leadership
Team in North America
Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has
announced key appointments to its leadership team in North America to support
its air cargo and ground handling growth
ambitions in 2020 and beyond.
Paul Walton joins the company as
senior vice president, express, responsible
for all aspects of WFS' express business.
As senior vice president, ground, Terry
Trainor now has responsibility for WFS'

MARCH 2020

North America Ground Business. Victor Chin has been appointed senior vice
president, center of excellence (SVP COE),
and will call upon his extensive experience in senior leadership roles with US
Airways, United Airlines, Jet Blue and
PwC Consulting to drive WFS' continuous
improvement projects. Jeffrey Bounds has
been promoted, taking the post of senior
vice president, project management office.
Mark Berner joins the company as senior
vice president, safety and security compliance, replacing Chin in his previous role.
All five appointments took effect at the
beginning of this year. Walton, Trainor,
Chin, Bounds and Berner report directly
to Mike Simpson, WFS Executive Vice
President, the Americas.
"These key appointments bring highly-experienced, invaluable new blood
into our North America business and also
allow us to reward existing members of
our senior management team, who are
making such a significant contribution to
our growth. The caliber of our leadership
team reflects WFS' ambition to build our
business in North America based on the
key pillars of safety, security and customer
service," Simpson said.

Menzies Aviation Welcomes
New Leadership Team to US
Business

Menzies Aviation announced two new
appointments to its US business: Edward
Pim joins as chief operating officer and
Raul Barrera as senior vice president, sales
and operations. Both Pim and Barrera
will be based in Dallas-Forth Worth and
report to John Redmond, executive vice
president, Americas.
Pim joins Menzies Aviation from
United Service Companies, where he was
president and COO. Barrera joins from
Swissport where, as regional vice president, commercial, he was responsible for
commercial strategy across 10 countries,
encompassing some 80 stations in the
LATAM region.
"I am delighted to welcome both
Edward and Raul to the business at this
exciting time, as we continue to invest in



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Industry Expert Column - Ground Handling
What's the Plan for Your PM?
The Who, What, Where and When of Airport Operations
Alternative Energy's Emergence in Europe
Securing a Diverse and Skilled Workforce Amid Labor-Related Headwinds
Safe Inflation that Won't Fall Flat
Product Hangar
Editor's Note: Time to Recognize our Finest
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