Airport Show
17-19 May 2022

Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group

Innovation that Shapes the Future of Airports – JBT’s next-generation Airport Ground Handling Technology

Ground handling has been an essential area of consideration for airports looking to rapidly adapt to the challenges of pandemic and post-pandemic operations. The efficiency of aircraft turnaround efforts is even more important than before, given the tighter margins affecting all airports worldwide. Similarly, social distancing of staff, and myriad other health and safety concerns, have all combined to make ground operations more taxing than ever.

JBT Aerotech has factored this need to combine speed, efficiency and safety into the design of its newest products. For example, its new cargo chute has been designed to allow the safe unloading of cargo from a plane’s passenger steps. Ground operators can quickly and safely offload smaller packages from the cabin for easy transportation. This is a critical innovation given the ongoing trend of reduced passenger figures and higher cargo ratios in ME flights. JBT is also expanding its range of electric GSE, offering significant efficiency and sustainability gains, alongside smart resource usage.