Ground operation can cost less to airlines

Airlines, airport operators and services and equipment companies seek efficiency gain to reduce costs. Passengers can be beneficiary

- Brazil

Efficiency gain and resources optimization in airport operations gain strategic fabric to airport business evolution. With rise of passenger number, airlines, operator and services and equipment companies understood that ground operation is determinant to good functioning of any airport and crucial to passenger experience. And it can cost less to everyone. To analyze those business opportunities, the Brazilian Ground Handling Workshop will be presented for the first time in Brazil - an event developed by Sator Eventos which counts with special support from IATA.

"Brazil experience a unique moment in the airport sector, major transformations", states Paula Faria, Sator Eventos' CEO, referring to the exponential growth in the number of passengers in the last few years, concessions and the amount of investment (R$ 7,3 billion) to be put into regional airports. "In this scenery, airport operation demands high efficiency able to conciliate airlines and passengers demands, what puts pressure on the whole chain", ads.

Workshop's expectation is to gather together 200 professionals, among them, airlines, ANAC, airports and services and ground equipment suppliers.  The event happens in parallel to Airport Infra Expo/Aviation Expo 3ª edition - an international exhibition for airports and commercial aviation, which involves all chain of equipment and services suppliers. The event happens on May 22 to 24 at Transamérica Expo Center, in São Paulo.

- Brazilian Groung Handling Workshop was divided in three panels which sum up sector's most important issues, such as ground handling risk and damage management. "Potential costs related to problems during aircrafts' stay at airports have strong impact on airlines results", Paula stress.

Other topics to be approached by specialists are qualified work force, certifications, cutting edge equipments and how to guarantee collaboration between companies to achieve success in daily operations. Yet will be discussed brazilian companies regulation and ground handling support equipment impact in competitiveness.

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