GHI Pride of Ground Handling Awards 2018 shortlist announced

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The shortlist for GHI’s Pride of Ground Handling Awards 2018 has been revealed.

The finalists, by category, are:

Best Station

  • DHL Aviation Services, London Gatwick
  • Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (HACTL), Hong Kong
  • Qatar Aviation Services (QAS), Hamad International Airport, Doha
  • SATS, Ground Team Red - Penang
  • Swissport Costa Rica, SJ0 & LIR, Costa Rica
  • Swissport Morocco, Swissport Maroc, Casablanca

Best Handler-Airline Innovation Award

  • gategroup-easyJet, London Gatwick Airport
  • HACTL, Hong Kong
  • In Solo Ground Handling, Brazil
  • QAS QMobile Solution, Doha
  • SATS Airport Services, Singapore
  • Swissport-Finnar, Helsinki
  • Swissport-easyJet, Geneva

Ramp Safety Award

  • Bangkok Flight Services Tiger Team, Bangkok
  • Jean-Luc Groell, Swissport, Basel Airport
  • Steve Mitchell, Stobart Aviation Services, London Stansted Airport
  • Stewart Smith, Menzies Aviation, London Stansted Airport
  • Radoslaw Kurpiewski, LS Airport Services, Poland

Rising Star Award

  • Felix Chung, HACTL, Hong Kong
  • Jeelan Basha Shaik, QAS, Doha
  • Mintu Mukharji, QAS, Doha
  • Nestor Melanto, Swissport, Finland
  • Joe Ng Yong Sheng, SATS, Singapore
  • Nick Ward, Swissport, Brisbane Airport
  • Razik Christy Shihan, QAS, Doha
  • Soh Yi Xuan, SATS, Singapore

Unsung Hero Award

  • Harald Metzler, AeroGround Flughafen München GmbH, Munich
  • Katrijn Rosschaert, Aviapartner, Belgium
  • Krish Chand, Swissport Canada Handling, Canada
  • Junaidi Bin Jaffar, SATS, Singapore
  • Sanjay Prowse, Qantas, Canberra Airport, Australia
  • Xu YuYang, Beijing Aviation Ground Services, China

The Pride of Ground Handling Awards received more than 100 entries in total. A judging panel comprising aviation experts from airlines, GSPs, regulators and industry associations independently assessed qualifying entries.

The winners will be announced at the Pride of Ground Handling Awards Grand Final at GHI’s 20th Annual Conference in Gothenburg on November 27.

Max Gosney, GHI Conference Chairman, said: “Thank you to everyone who got involved in our Pride of Ground Handling Awards. The competition has been intense, with 119 entries across just five categories. Every one of you who entered has answered our call to show that ground handling is more than a race to the bottom on price. We salute you and look forward to the Grand Final.”

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