Never has stakeholder collaboration been as critical and we would like to thank all our sponsors for supporting GHI Digital Reconnect. Their backing has helped us bring the world’s aviation community together to combat the threats presented by the coronavirus pandemic.

If you are interested in sponsoring GHI Digital Reconnect, please contact Marc Young

Headline Sponsor


Aviapartner is one of the leading independent providers of ground handling services across 40 airports in 6 European countries.

  • Since 1949 one of the leading European independent providers of ground handling services.
  • Across 40 airports in Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.
  • Employs around nearly 8000 staff serving needs of 30 million passengers.
  • A wide range of services to over 400 passenger and cargo airlines.
  • Ramp handling for 300,000 aircraft movements.
  • Cargo handling for around 1 million tons of cargo each year.
  • IT capabilities, enabling us to deliver unparalleled service quality and flexibility according to the needs of each airline.
  • Supported by numerous quality certifications and airline awards.

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One-to-One Meetings Sponsor

Res2 - iPort DCS

Res2 is the creator and provider of the innovative Departure Control System, iPort DCS. The use of iPort DCS enables efficient aircraft and passenger handling for airlines, ground handlers and airport companies and leads to a smooth and pleasant pre-airport experience for the passenger, while having the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry. iPort DCS is delivered as a turnkey solution, including local implementation and airport connectivity.

iPort DCS is a unique system within the industry, thanks to many features, some of which are listed here. It has an intuitive presentation and offers lower training costs and higher staff engagement. Fully Web-based, it brings continuous deployment of new functionality and seamless software distribution. More accurate load planning is a bonus while functionalities are available according to the authorisations of the user’s role. The system further has the ability to handle both charter and scheduled flights, point-to-point and connecting flights, domestic to intercontinental flights, and so on. With a lower total cost of ownership and flexible connectivity options, it also offers increased opportunities for implementation at locations that have a limited infrastructure or bandwidth.

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Content Spotlight Sponsors

JBT Aerotech - Cargo Content Sponsor

JBT is a leading global supplier of customised solutions and services for high value applications in air transportation. JBT ground support equipment includes Commander, Ranger, Halverson and Atlas cargo loaders, transporters, Tempest de-icers, Lektro towbarless tractors, pushback tractors, mobile passenger steps, beltloaders, JetPower ground power units, JetAire conditioned air equipment, Jetway boarding bridges, iOPS asset monitoring systems, together with baggage/facilities operations monitoring and maintenance systems. JBT emphasises value for its customers with designs featuring ease of operation, ease of maintenance and a low total cost of ownership. JBT – for the perfect turn.

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Inform - Digitalisation/Automation Content Sponsor

GroundStar is the most comprehensive software suite for the optimisation of aviation processes currently on the market. It fulfils all requirements of companies involved in airline and airport operations and covers a wide range of solutions, such as

  • Ground handling
  • Aircraft engineering
  • Airport operations
  • Hub and turnaround management
and helps customers to run their operations smoothly and cost-effectively while improving punctuality and passenger satisfaction at the same time.

As a global leader with over 70 customers in more than 160 airports worldwide, INFORM has especially proven its effective and long-term capacity for innovation. Both the inclusion of new trends and technologies (such as Beacons, Mobility, Hosting and Web Services) as well as setting new standards, distinguishes INFORM's prominent market presence.

The GroundStar software solution is modular, highly scalable and 100% "Made in Germany".

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BOMBELLI - Pharma Content Sponsor

Founded in 1889 in Milan, Italy, BOMBELLI has evolved from being a pioneer in the construction industry structural steelwork sector to become a point of reference internationally in the manufacturing of airport ground support equipment (GSE), cargo handling equipment and airport cool chain solutions.

BOMBELLI’s focus on innovation, careful selection of its own suppliers and control over its production processes, enables them to guarantee high quality products which are perfectly suited to meet and exceed their customers’ needs.

Recently, BOMBELLI is using its consolidated experience and its innovative Temperature Controlled equipment solutions in supporting many partners globally to enhance their Pharma handling and storage capabilities in preparations for the COVID-19 vaccine global distribution. Their product range includes: 

Temperature Controlled:

  • Cool Dollies (Temperature Controlled Dollies)
  • Cool Storage Racks for palletised cargo (semi-fixed Cold Rooms)
Semi-motorised and motorized (towed and self-propelled):
  • Conveyor Belt Loaders            
  • Water Servicing Units
  • Lavatory Servicing Units
  • Passenger Stairs
  • Pallet and Container Dollies
  • Baggage Carts
  • Storage Racks
  • Slave Pallets
  • Castor and Roller Decks
  • Cargo Handling Systems

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HECOSOL - Cleaning Content Sponsor

HECOSOL GmbH based in Bamberg, Germany, offers an overall concept for improving surface hygiene. The focus is on the research and development of new antimicrobial agents for permanent germ reduction in hygienically sensitive areas. The two products TiTANO® and TiOMOULD® originate from this development.

In addition to our technologies, we offer sound hygiene consulting. We analyse the work processes and the cleaning performance in the company and collect microbiological data. We then make recommendations and develop solutions together with our customers.

We are your partner for independent hygiene controls. We analyse, we train, we improve. With our antimicrobial technology we set new standards in terms of surface hygiene.

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TCR - Sustainability Content Sponsor

TCR is the leading provider of ground support equipment services and sales of used GSE worldwide. It is involved in leasing, fleet sale and rent-back as well as repair and maintenance and ramp assistance. Based at Brussels airport, TCR today employs over 1200 staff and is present in over 150 airports in Europe, Asia-Pacific and America. TCR's fleet comprises 35,000 assets of which 30% is electrical. The world's leading handling companies, airlines, airports and cargo handlers turn to TCR for their GSE requirements.


Textron Ground Support Equipment is a leading global provider of ground support equipment and service under the TUG, Douglas, Premier and Safeaero brands, that have served the world’s airlines, freight carriers and airports for more than 150 combined years. The portfolio includes a full line-up of conventional and towbarless pushbacks, baggage tractors, tow tractors, beltloaders, one-man and two-man de-icers and air starts. These products are built in world-class manufacturing facilities around the world, from Kennesaw in the US to Trelleborg, Sweden, in addition to 20 airport service locations worldwide. Textron GSE is a subsidiary of Textron Specialised Vehicles.

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Awards Sponsor


Get-e has positioned itself as the provider of choice for airlines that are focused on a higher quality, more cost-effective, and less administrative solution for airline crew transfers.

Airlines chose to partner with Get-e for its expertise in the global transportation market, quality transport partners and ability to streamline operational processes for all stakeholders within the Airline.

Currently, Airlines and other companies across the travel industry, book their rides with Get-e in 110 countries and more than 900 destinations. Airlines can book a complete cross-section of safe and secure vehicles for their crew transportation, with the fleet offered including; Sedans, minivans, Sprinters and Coaches.

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Virtual Supporters

ASA - Airport Services Association

The ground handling industry is the foundation of air transport. Ground handlers support passengers throughout every step of the airport journey and are indeed the hidden champions of the sky. Everything we do, below and above wing – from check-in and boarding to aircraft fueling, towing and de-icing makes air travel possible! No plane can take off without us.

Airport Services Association (ASA) is the globally recognized trade association for the independent ground and air cargo handling industry and is the voice of the 1.6 million men and women who service the aircraft on the ground.

At ASA, we are determined to get the message across; independent ground handling service providers (GHSPs) make up over half of this wonderful business, and as such deserve recognition. We are working constantly to strengthen the reputation of the ground handling industry and advance the interests of our sector.

There has never been a better time to join a trade association! In the increasingly complex aviation landscape, ASA unites members to provide a platform where our independent companies can drive change, influence the industry and promote safety and quality at our airports.

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The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is the unique international not-for-profit association representing and uniting all parts of the air cargo industry, including shippers, freight forwarders, ground handlers, airports, airlines, manufacturers, and solution providers.

Launched in the early 1990s, our roots go back to 1960, when a committee of the Society of Automotive Engineers in the USA launched the first Air Cargo Forum to explore the needs of the emerging air cargo industry.

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