GSE Innovation Award

Advances in GSE technology offer a crucial edge to ground handlers pursuing safe, on-time and high-quality services at every single turnaround. This category celebrates the station/airport and manufacturer who have delivered a standout innovation that directly influences day-to-day performance. Examples include autonomous technology, advanced telematics, safety features or fuel saving greener power sources. Judges will be looking for examples of creative GSE developments that have acted as a catalyst for ground handling excellence and KPI improvement.

Entry Questions

The judging panel will use the information supplied to assess the quality of entry. It is in your interest to supply as much relevant information as possible in order to assist the judging process.

1. Please summarise for our judges- the single most impressive achievement within this entry and why they should select your nomination as the overall winner? (100W)

2. Please describe your GSE innovation and why you launched this initiative? (MAX 400W)

3. If you are a ground handler then please describe how you have worked with the equipment manufacturer during research and design phase of the product/innovation to maximise effectiveness? (MAX 250W). Conversely- if you are a manufacturer then please describe how you partnered with the station team.

4. How has your GSE innovation helped deliver a direct service improvement? Please provide supporting metrics around KPIs such as reductions in accidents/ground damage, ROI, carbon footprint reduction, OTP improvements, airline customer testimonials.

2021 Winner

OROK – Baggage and cargo handling automation solution

Our judges remarked that the entry from Orok was completely unique and stood apart from the other entries. They said it was the future of automation using the strengths of both human and technology.