Two weeks left to register for GHI’s Winter Operations Webinar

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This virtual session will investigate how COVID-19 will impact de-icing activities this winter, alongside stakeholder collaboration, training and new technology.

GHI has teamed up with Wiseleap, aviation cloud applications provider for the aviation industry, to host the free-to-attend seminar.

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Confirmed panellists include Liam Bolger, Head of Airside Operations at London Luton airport; Sarah Flaherty, Director of Lux Consulting; and Peter Hansen, Vice President of Sales, Wiseleap.

The panel will discuss the fall-out from the pandemic on equipment use, cleaning and de-icing procedures this winter.

Flaherty, who is also a psychologist and has held roles in safety, compliance and human factors roles, will be exploring the link between freezing temperatures and human decision making.

The session will also investigate the broader components of a successful winter operations campaign. Key topics will include the role of stakeholder collaboration in boosting de-icing efficiency, reducing delays and preventing aircraft damage.

The Webinar will explore de-icing equipment and de-icing fluid innovations that can help operators treat aircraft more quickly, more effectively and safely when the pressure is on.

The Webinar panel will also investigate employee training and de-icing simulator programmes in preparing our people for high performance in harsh conditions.

See below for more details:

The GHI Big Debate: Are you ready for Winter?

Format: A 90-minute Webinar bringing together business leaders from leading airlines, ground handlers, airports and industry suppliers to discuss a blueprint for achieving a smarter winter operations strategy for stations. The session will include an online audience Q&A and be chaired by GHI Conference Chairman, Max Gosney.

Date: 30 July, 1500 CEST; 0900 EST; 1400 BST


  • Stakeholder collaboration: working together to boost preparedness, safety and efficiency of airport operations when cold weather strikes at short notice
  • De-icing equipment innovation: taking the pressure off operators by improving the design of de-icing equipment to boost visibility, enhance communication, reduce treatment times and aid safety when the OTP pressure is on
  • GSE strategies for the cold: maintenance and modifications to maintain safety and performance
  • Employee training and protective wear: putting the skillsets in place to react to sudden arrivals of cold weather: multi-skilling ramp teams and the role of simulator training. Procuring the right PPE for freezing conditions and the link between cold weather and poor safety decisions.

Register yourself and your colleagues for the session now by clicking here. [Link to:]

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