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Posted 05 January 2017

Menzies Aviation Attend 18th Annual GHI Conference

Leadership and commercial teams attend key industry event in Copenhagen

At the beginning of December, Menzies Aviation teams and leadership attended the 18th Annual Ground Handling International (GHI) Conference at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen. The conference is an array of events over the course of one week including supplier workshops, one-to-one meetings, GSE & IT Supplier exhibitions and the Ramp Safety Awards Dinner.

With 750 senior airline, ground handler and airport executives in attendance the event is an opportunity to network with key people across the industry.

Menzies Aviation secured a private meeting room and hospitality lounge fully kitted out with the new branding. The lounge provided an excellent opportunity to hold informal discussions with both current and potential airline customers and promote the various services the business has to offer.


As well as attendance from the Commercial and key service area experts, Forsyth Black - Managing Director and John Geddes - Corporate Affairs Director, were also in attendance for parts of the event.

As part of the conference, GHI's Ramp Safety Awards were also held during the course of the week. The Awards are held to acknowledge individuals and teams that have gone above and beyond their call of duty.

Melbourne Airport based Menzies Aviation employee - Greg Bolger - was voted the winner of the Ramp Safety Award 2016 for the Far East, India and Australasia Region.

Greg was nominated for acute situational awareness, intervention and prompt actions which undoubtedly prevented a serious aircraft damage incident. Waiting for an aircraft to to be pushed back by another company, Greg noticed that the engineer walked away unaware that he had left the towbar connected to the aircraft nose wheel.

Realising that the aircraft was about to taxi with the towbar connected, Greg made himself visible by signaling to the captain. The third party headset engineer, who by now had seen Greg holding the aircraft, returned to the aircraft and removed the towbar.

John Geddes, Corporate Affairs Director, represented Menzies Aviation at the event, collecting the award on behalf of Greg. The Award is currently making its way to Melbourne Airport where Greg will be presented with the Award personally for his accomplishment.