Pride of Ground Handling Awards 2021 finalists revealed

This year’s awards featured more than 100 entries from aviation operators around the world.

GHI’s Pride of Ground Handling Awards have been held since 2018 to showcase ground service excellence, innovation and the people who make it happen.

Winners will be announced at a free to view virtual ceremony on 7 December. Please click here to register for the grand final.
Unsung Hero Award
  1. Avadhut Pawar, Millennium Aero Dynamics
  2. Kayla Moa, Menzies Aviation
  3. Magdalena Chojnowska and Piotr Popławski, LS Airport Services
  4. Marcus Chong Wee Ming, dnata
  5. Rowena Dizon, dnata
  6. Shailendra Shrestha, National Aviation Services (NAS)

Ramp Safety Award
  1. Gd-HSE Team, Badar Kareem & Team, Gerry’s dnata
  2. Jose Vilmenay, Unifi
  3. Lukasz Berzynski, LS Airport Services
  4. Mrs. Vasileiou & Mr Bitsakis, Goldair Handling
  5. Ramachandran Nair Sreelatha Latheesh, dnata
  6. ‘Work-Ergonomics-Health’ Campaign, Swissport Cyprus

Handler Airline Innovation Award
  1. Air India SATS – AISATS Ground Radar
  2. Gerry's dnata – AI Powered Cargo Analytical Suite
  3. Gerry's dnata – NLP Travel Advisory
  4. Iberia Airport Services – Kepler Project in BCN: IBAS Turnaround 3.0 for Vueling
  5. In Solo Ground Handling – HIT: Highly Immersive Training
  6. National Aviation Services (NAS) –

GSE Innovation Award

  1. AISATS – UVC Disinfection Cleaning Services
  2. Alrode Commercials – Aeroloader for narrow body airliners
  3. Celebi Ground Handling Turkey – Electrical Conversion Project
  4. Fast Global Solutions – EasyLift™
  5. Gerry's dnata – Predictive & Prescriptive Maintenance of GSE using telematics sensors and MMS data
  6. Menzies Aviation Operations Team
  7. OROK – Baggage and cargo handling automation solution

Sustainability Award
  1. dnata, Singapore
  2. dnata, United Arab Emirates
  3. Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl)
  4. Menzies Aviation, United Kingdom
  5. Rushlift
  6. Vestergaard Company
Best Cargo Handling Operation Award
  1. Celebi Cargo GmbH, Frankfurt
  2. dnata, Singapore
  3. Gerry's dnata, Karachi
  4. Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl), Hong Kong
  5. Menzies Aviation, Air Cargo Services
  6. Saasa, Lima
Best Station Award
  1. Celebi Airport Services, Delhi
  2. CelebiNAS Airport Services, Mumbai
  3. dnata, Singapore
  4. Gerry’s dnata, Islamabad
  5. Worldwide Flight Services, Sao Paulo/Guarulhos