Flight planning provider Jeppesen has handed out its “ground handler of the year” awards. Selected by the Boeing subsidiary’s trip planners, based on criteria including response time, problem-solving ability, facility quality, safety and customer service, the top locations in five regions were honored. For the region of Africa, the Middle East and India, Jet Aviation’s location at Dubai International Airport was selected. The location features an 11,300-sq-ft two-story FBO building along with more than 45,000 sq ft of hangar space. Its repair facility holds both FAA and EASA certifications.
For the European and Russian region, Rome-based Air Consult was chosen based on its knowledge and relationships with local authorities and ground-handling companies. In Asia, Mainami Kuko has been a preferred handler for the company for the last 15 years and provides ground services for all aircraft types at all Japanese airports.
The Canada, Latin America, Australia and Pacific regions were represented by Manny Aviation Services (MAS), which serves more than 60 airports in Mexico. The winner in the U.S., Caribbean and South American region was Buenos Aires-based Argentina Ground Support (AGS), which serves customers throughout Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.