Pride of Ground Handling Awards Shortlist 2020

This year’s awards placed special emphasis on showcasing the role of frontline teams in helping battle the coronavirus pandemic.

More than 120 entries were received from stations across the globe from Lima to Liege and detailed innovations to keep passengers Covid-safe and ensure the supply of PPE to pandemic hit hotspots.

Judges praised the exceptional efforts demonstrated by stakeholders in extremely challenging circumstances in 2020.

Our Judges said: “Almost all entrants have performed going way beyond ordinary dealing with something no one could have predicted. Every one of the entrants displays a winning attitude, impressive creativity, and admirable passion for their job.”

The winners of GHI’s Pride of Ground Handling Awards will be announced on 1 December at a special online ceremony taking place as part of GHI’s Digital Reconnect event.

Best Cargo Handling Operation Award

  1. Çelebi, Çelebi Delhi Cargo India
  2. dnata, Singapore
  3. SAASA, Lima
  4. SATS, Singapore
  5. Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), Spain

Best Station Award

  1. Beijing Aviation Ground Services (BGS), Beijing
  2. dnata, Singapore
  3. Iberia Airport Services, Madrid
  4. Link Aero Trading Agency, Cairo
  5. Qatar Aviation Services, Doha
  6. Swissport Argentina, Ushuaia

GSE Innovation Award

  1. Celebi, TaxiBot, Smart Taxiing Solutions
  2. dnata & JBT Aerotech, Cargo Chute
  3. dnata, Rolox (Robert Powell)
  4. dnata, Sustainable taxiing by use of TaxiBot, Schiphol
  5. FAST Global Solutions, AlphaCart
  6. Qatar Aviation Services, QAS UV Disinfection in partnership with Honeywell & Qatar Airways

Handler-Airline Innovation Award

  1. Gerry’s dnata, Muhammad Maaz Khan, Pakistan
  2. National Aviation Services,
  3. National Aviation Services, Turnaround Coordinator (TRC) App
  4. PT Jasa Angkasa Semesta (JAS), ASA Mobile App
  5. SATS, Transit/Transfer Operations during COVID-19 pandemic, Singapore
  6. Swissport Brazil, Claudinei Fernandes de Paula

Ramp Safety Award

  1. Danilo Prata, Swissport Brazil
  2. Frank Martin Pretorius, National Aviation Services
  3. Mark Kerins, Stobart Aviation Services
  4. Menzies Aviation Risk Team, Smart App
  5. Tomasz Kowal, LS Airport Services

Unsung Hero Award

  1. Asaad Gerges Shenouda, National Aviation Services
  2. Li Jia Meng, Beijing Aviation Ground Services (BGS)
  3. Marta Gawęcka, LS Airport Services
  4. Mukhtar Ahmed & Shaikh Arshad Ali, Qatar Aviation Services
  5. Team Mumbai, CELEBINAS Airport services India Pvt