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November 25, 2019

GSE fleet telematics has revolutionized the ground handling industry and the tarmac as we know it by helping ground handlers cut costs and enhance safety. Another huge benefit of GSE fleet telematics is that it helps ground handling managers effectively manage their teams by providing them with a big picture overview to comprehensively understand the...
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November 21, 2019

With timing being so crucial in the ground handling and aviation industry, Ground Support Equipment (GSE) downtime is a ground handling manager’s nightmare. Not only can GSE downtime cause a ripple effect in aircraft delays while ground handling manager’s scramble to find replacement GSE to transport baggage and complete other tasks required to prepare the...
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October 18, 2019

From October 8 – 11, two of Avro GSE’s team members attended the 22nd annual Inter Airport Europe Expo in Munich, Germany, which had a record attendance of nearly 15,000 visitors from 108 countries. The Inter Airport Europe provides the opportunity to meet specialists from airports, airlines, air cargo carriers as well as aviation support...
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October 7, 2019

Saskarc Group, including Saskarc Inc., Axiom Equipment Group and Avro GSE, celebrated International Happiness At Work Week the week of September 23, 2019. The aim of International Happiness at Work Week is to celebrate happiness in the workplace through positive teambuilding and charitable activities. Avro GSE is fully committed to every employee’s wellbeing and job...
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September 20, 2019

Data is becoming an increasingly imperative resource, with the saying “data is becoming more valuable than oil” a phrase frequently echoed on digital platforms. The great thing about ground support fleet telematics data, is it not only allows you to increase your safety compliance, have a big picture overview of your operations and manage your...
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July 17, 2019

Downtime can be a ground handling operations manager’s worst nightmare, incurring unnecessary costs and draining scarce equipment and personnel resources. There are many factors why downtime can occur in ground handling operations – with issues such as equipment malfunction, operator error, and delays in receiving needed equipment parts or servicing often being contributing factors. Aftercare...
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July 2, 2019

From June 25 – June 27, the Avro GSE team exhibited at the 5th Americas Ground Handling International Conference in Panama City, Panama. The annual conference features more than 300 aviation stakeholders gathering one-on-one to discuss hot topics in the ground support industry, including: Maximizing ground handling strategies Safety Leadership New GSE technology Service innovation...
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June 20, 2019

With many intertwined factors determining ground support equipment demand, including seasonal air passenger and freight demand peaks, and the short-notice and short-term nature of ground handling contracts, short-term ground support rental has risen as a highly suitable choice for ground handlers to fulfill contracts while maintaining high-quality operations. Short-term ground support equipment rental can be...
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June 5, 2019

In an industry with ever-increasing pressures and tight margins, lithium-powered baggage tractors have become a hot commodity in the ground support industry. And with benefits like low maintenance, cost-savings, lower C02 emissions, quality performance in extreme hot or cold weather climates and an abundance of user-friendly features, its no wonder that they’ve risen as a...
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May 17, 2019

Robots aren’t just in Hollywood anymore. In recent years, ground handlers have used robotic technology and automation to enhance and streamline ground support operations. As air passenger capacity expands, so will the need for more advanced strategies to manage larger quantities of ground handling equipment, personnel, and information. A growing strategy as a means to...
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May 15, 2019

Fostering a culture of safety in your ground handling operations team is essential for collision avoidance and reducing personnel accidents and other mishaps on the tarmac. The Flight Safety Foundation estimates that 27,000 ramp accidents and incidents — one per 1,000 departures — occur worldwide every year. That includes about 243,000 personal injuries, translating to...
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April 1, 2019

With the ground support industry rapidly expanding to meet a growing amount of air travelers (forecasted by the International Air Transport Association to be 8.2 billion passengers by 2037), the need for quality ground support equipment and flexible, cost-efficient solutions is essential to facilitating this growth. When it comes to meeting demands for this growth,...
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March 25, 2019

Regina, SK – Avro GSE is now providing leasing options to its ground support equipment customers, as part of the company’s flexible purchasing options.   “Providing our customers with an excellent customer experience is paramount to the service we offer,” said Wayne Cockburn, General Manager. “Providing our customers with flexible purchasing options is one way...
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March 12, 2019

Airport ramps are inherently dangerous places. The annual cost of accidents and injuries has been estimated at $10 billion in damage to facilities and equipment, combined with the indirect cost of personal injuries to employees or the traveling public. The Flight Safety Foundation estimates that 27,000 ramp accidents and incidents — one per 1,000 departures...
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March 8, 2019

From February 27 –  March 1, the Avro GSE team attended the Inter-Airport South East Asia Expo in Singapore. Over 150 of the world’s leading airport equipment suppliers from 26 countries showcase their product and network annually at the event. The exhibition delivers a vision of building better airports in South East Asia, and focuses...
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January 25, 2019

Let’s get real – a new fleet of baggage tractors is no small investment. While there is a cost that comes with upgrading your baggage tractor fleet, the return on investment in operational savings and reassurance of continuity of operations can be extraordinary. From the very beginning of selecting the right baggage tractor fleet for...
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December 18, 2018

2018 has flown by quickly, and was a year of great growth and success for the Avro GSE team. At the beginning of 2018, we saw the successful launch of our Avro Tracker Telematics throughout North America. Throughout the year, we continued to improve and add value to our products across the board, and we...
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December 4, 2018

Lithium battery-powered ground support equipment has garnered much attention in recent years. As GSE operations adapt to the market and plan for a competitive future, operating with maximum efficiency has become paramount. As a solution, lithium battery-powered GSE has risen in popularity in the last decade. So, what’s the hype? Read on to find out....
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December 3, 2018

On any given day, there are hundreds of moving parts involved in ground handling operations, all working together in tandem for a streamlined air passenger experience. Ensuring success in ground handling operations is no small task. With managing staff, GSE movement, efficiencies, and adapting to daily challenges and unexpected delays, successful strategic planning is paramount...
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November 16, 2018

From its initial use in the commercial aviation field at the beginning of the 20th century to present-day, baggage tractors have come a long way. From the earliest agricultural tractor used as a baggage tractor to the modern day, efficient tractors we know today, take a glimpse into the timeline of baggage transport evolution! Early...
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November 2, 2018

Operating and maintaining a Ground Support Equipment (GSE) fleet is no small expense. From personnel to maintenance to the GSE itself, operational budgets are quickly depleted in the daily whir of ground support operations. By streamlining and maximizing the efficiency of your GSE fleet, you can help curb your costs and stay on budget. We’ve...
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October 26, 2018

On October 2 – 4, Avro GSE had a major presence at the International Airport GSE Expo in Las Vegas Nevada. IAGSE Expo is the only event solely focused on Ground Support Equipment for aviation and attracts more than 2500 attendees from a variety of industry groups including: Airlines Airports/FBOs Contract Service Providers Ground Handlers Military...
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October 26, 2018

Over the years, there’s been a lot of buzz and discussion about green movements within the aviation industry. On a daily basis, we’re bombarded with messages about eco-friendly products, saving the earth and being environmentally friendly. But what exactly is “green” Ground Support Equipment (GSE)? Green GSE extends far past the equipment itself, and in...
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September 17, 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects 7.2 billion passengers to travel in 2035, a near doubling of the 3.8 billion air travelers in 2016. What does this increase in traffic mean for Ground Support Equipment (GSE)? As capacity expands, so will the need for more advanced strategies to manage larger quantities of ground handling...
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August 27, 2018

Ground support equipment is a huge investment – not only does it come with a cost, but high-stakes. Having efficient, reliable and cost-effective ground support equipment to seamlessly support your operations is essential for your operations to thrive and succeed. We’ve created a guide to help you make the right decision when it comes to...
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August 27, 2018

Avro GSE is thrilled to announce our presence at the 2018 International Airport Ground Support Expo on October 2 – 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The expo features three days of networking opportunities, exhibits, and fun. The expo is an excellent opportunity to increase your GSE knowledge by getting up close and personal with more...
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July 5, 2018

New GSE fleet technology is exciting. It increases efficiency and many of its new features enhance operations including increased visibility, real time alerts and enhanced monitoring abilities. However, with transitioning to any new technology, change can be scary. We’ve created a guide to help make implementing your new GSE fleet technology easier. Create processes (HR,...
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June 26, 2018

June 26, 2018. Avro GSE, a subsidiary of Saskarc Industries, launched their new line of powered equipment today. Not only is the equipment modern, lean and green, but it is equipped with their fleet management system – Avro Tracker – and has a one year managed maintenance program, called Avro Care, included. The new line...
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June 6, 2018

It’s no secret that the aviation industry is a huge contributor to world pollution. According to the Canadian Airports Council, aviation is responsible for 12% of CO2 emissions from all transport sources. Here are three green-friendly ground service equipment products and solutions that can help you lower your carbon footprint as well as offer you...
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January 9, 2018

Air travel is on the rise and everyone wants airports today to move faster and more efficiently! As capacity expands, so will the need for more advanced strategies to manage larger quantities of ground support equipment, personnel, and information. This eBook looks closely at the benefits of implementing fleet management systems for airport ground support by...
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October 31, 2017

Airports are busy and getting busier every year. Airports Council International reports that both global passenger traffic and air cargo traffic have steadily increased and show no signs of slowing. These increases place demands on every aspect of the airport, especially GSE operations safety. Ground Support Equipment Managers have to find new ways to meet the...
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October 12, 2017

How could Ground Support Equipment Managers ensure that every unit is checked by every operator every shift? Is that even possible? Yes it is, with Wireless Verification. Ground Support Equipment Telematics now affords GSE managers the ability to equip every unit in their airport fleet with a digital pre-operational safety checklist. These devices allow for...
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August 28, 2017

Ground Support Managers are measured by their ability to prevent ground time and deliver efficient airport operations. The efficiency of airport operations is strongly influenced by the condition of ground support equipment. Maintaining proactive control and real-time monitoring of the condition of your airport maintenance equipment increases reliability of operation while decreasing inefficiency and ground...
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August 28, 2017

You collect timely data on the condition of equipment, accurately track the location of fleet units, and keep comprehensive maintenance records. So the answer is ‘yes’ – right? But how much do you know about the equipment operators of your equipment? Understanding the human element of an airport ground support equipment operation can provide extensive...
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August 28, 2017

An airport with no downtime is an airport everyone LOVES to go to! Travellers, airport employees and management, vendors, operators, mechanics, even ground support equipment suppliers appreciate the well-oiled machine that is an airport in continuous operation. You know that is no small task. A large number of factors impact airport downtime, but Airport Ground...
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July 26, 2017

Comprehensive GSE portfolio combines best-in-class equipment with state-of-the-art telematics technology to reduce downtime and drive increased profitability Oxbow, Saskatchewan- July 27, 2017 – Avro GSE, a division of Saskarc industries, today launched a line of ground support equipment (GSE), a fleet management solution called Avro Tracker and a complementary array of parts and services to...
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