* eTug LLC announced the availability of its new patent pending "eCarf'TM Battery Baggage Cart for the eTug. The eCart enables the eTug to operate 24 hours a day without stopping to charge the eTug. eCarts charge independently of the eTug, using a standard 11Ov outlet.
NEWS IN BRIEF FOR THE LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS VISIT Business Buzz groundsupportworldwide.com ■ VT Support Services (VT), a civil resilience, emergency, defense and avia- tion operator has announced a partnership with Eton College as part of the Calendar of Events: Engineering Education Scheme in England (EESE). The initiative will see a group June 15-21 of students from the college spend six months working alongside VT staff on International Paris Air Show real scientific, engineering and technological problems as a way of encouraging Paris, France them to get involved in engineering. Twelve students and their teacher are cur- 33 (0) 826 465 265 rently working on a project investigating tire wear on airside vehicles at London’s http://www.paris-air-show.com/ Heathrow Airport, which aims to not only engage the students, but possibly bring benefits to VT’s business. June 30-July 1 Aviation Outlook India 2009 ■ WSI Corporation, a weather decision support provider in the aviation industry, Mumbai, India announced the latest release of Hubcast™, featuring a new lightning alert- +65 6322 2757 ing capability. The Internet-based service alerts ramp employees via SMS text http://www.terrapinn.com/2009/ avindia message or e-mail of a lightning hazard without the need to install and maintain on-site sensors. When a strike is detected in either of the user-defined caution or warning ranges, Hubcast sends an alert to the mobile phones of employees September 2-3 indicating the range and bearing to the strike. FAA/ATA International Symposium on Human Factors in ■ The U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded AERO Specialties an Export Maintenance and Ramp Safety San Diego, California Achievement Certificate to recognize the company’s tremendous growth in 304-872-5670 exporting U.S.-manufactured products. http://www.airlines. org/2009hfsymposium ■Swissport International has been named Global Ground Handling Services Company for 2009 by UK’s Institute of Transport Management (ITM). This is the ninth year in a row that Swissport has earned the ITM award. ■ eTug LLC announced the availability of its new patent pending “eCart”TM Battery Baggage Cart for the eTug. The eCart enables the eTug to operate 24 hours a day without stopping to charge the eTug. eCarts charge independently
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