Aviator UK ceased operations at Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick & Newcastle

Several months ago, Aviator UK disclosed its intention to close its operations in the UK. Since then, Aviator UK secured short term funding to achieve an orderly wind down of the business to ensure that employment was preserved and no disruption to airlines and passengers. Since then we have worked hard with employees, airlines, airports, other suppliers of ground-handing services and unions to achieve these goals. Apart from the continued operation with Aviator Manchester, Aviator UK ceased operations as at midnight 30 November. Business contracts have been transferred to other suppliers and 1,500 of our 1,600 employees (well over 90%) have retained employment, transferring to other suppliers under TUPE arrangements. These employees are primarily front-line staff supplying ground-handing services. We regret that about 100 employees have been made redundant, primarily in central office functions. It has taken a huge amount of work and cooperation by all stakeholders to reach this point and we would like to thank all those involved for their patience, understanding and confidence that the two core goals – preservation of employment and continuity of service – could be achieved.

Kind Regards
Jo Alex Tanem, CEO Aviator Group

By |December 2nd, 2016|News|Comments Off on Aviator UK ceased operations at Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick & Newcastle

GHI – Ground Handling International

GHI is a yearly recurring conference that gathers ground handling companies, airlines and other stakeholders from all over the world.
This year the venue takes place at Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark between Nov 28-30. Around 700 delegates participates during 3 days of meetings, seminars and workshops. Aviator is also present this year and is looking forward to meet new and existing customers and suppliers.

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By |November 28th, 2016|News|Comments Off on GHI – Ground Handling International

Aviator – greater focus on the Nordic´s but with a presence at Manchester

Aviator has undertaken a strategic review of its business. As part of this strategic review, and in conjunction with a number of the Group’s key stakeholders, the Group is in the process of winding down the UK ground handling market in order to focus its attention on its core markets in the Nordic region.
We would, however, like to inform you that Aviator will keep a presence in the UK by retaining Manchester in its network. Our customers in Manchester have been supportive in the decision to continue as Aviator, and, given Manchester´s smaller size, Aviator is able to support it moving forward.
The wind- down of our four remaining UK stations (LGW, NCL, BHX and EDI) continue according to plan with a target date November 30, 2016.
Our Vision has not changed, we continue to work hard to become the world´s greatest provider of Aviation Services company recognised for our dedication to efficiency, safety and innovation, but from now on to focus our attention to Manchester and our 16 stations the Nordic Region.

Kind Regards

Jo Alex Tanem, CEO Aviator Group & Erik Strandgren, CCO Aviator Group

By |November 17th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Aviator – greater focus on the Nordic´s but with a presence at Manchester

Aviator – organisational changes in the Commercial team

In order to remain efficient, effective and innovative, we must continually find ways to adapt and improve Aviator to remain an attractive Aviation Services partner in the competitive environment in which we work.

By de-centralising and removing central functions in the new organisation, countries and stations will take more ownership for Aviator and its progress.
These changes are designed to make Aviator an organisation with stronger local ownership and with full financial and operational responsibility to the station manager.

A number of central staff roles have been removed and responsibility for sales and marketing is handed over to the country organisations where each country is taking full responsibility for their own commercial business. A new structure for our customer management with a local designated contact person in each country will be implemented.

Erik Strandgren, Chief Commercial Officer, has decided to leave Aviator in Q1, 2017 after handovers are completed. Catharina Redgård, Business Sector Director, has, after working 23 years for the company, has also decided to leave (early December) for new challenges outside Aviator.

I would like to thank Catharina and Erik for their contribution to our development and wish them all success in the future!
The current sales organisation is valid until end of the year and the new Commercial organisation will be in full effect from January 1, 2017.

Kind regards,
Jo Alex Tanem, CEO Aviator Group

By |October 25th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Aviator – organisational changes in the Commercial team

Executive Management Announcement – New Managing Directors for Aviator Denmark and Aviator Sweden

I am pleased to announce that Mr. Lars Wrist-Elkjaer has been appointed as the new Managing Director for Aviator Denmark and Mr. Ola Skogö as the new Managing Director for Aviator Airport Services Sweden AB. ´
See announcements:

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Kind regards
Jo Alex Tanem, CEO Aviator Group

By |October 10th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Executive Management Announcement – New Managing Directors for Aviator Denmark and Aviator Sweden

New Station Manager for Aviator OSL

It is a pleasure to announce that Aviator Norway have employed a new Station Manager for OSL.
Kjell Espen Skjævestad, the present Station manager for Aviator at RYG, has accepted the position as Station manager for Aviator OSL as from 01. November this year.

Kjell Espen Skjævestad has worked for Aviator since opening of RYG Airport in 2007.

Kjell Espen has may years of experience from Norwegian aviation. Except holding a transport pilot licence and with experience as pilot instructor, he brings with him a broad experience from different positions in Airline operations and training departments. His CV includes a Master in in Business Administration and years of experience in managerial positions.

We welcome Kjell Espen in his new position taking Aviator OSL into the future in an exciting phase at OSL, as the Airport opens the new extension (Terminal 2) and Aviator recently have signed up for several new customer Airlines.

Regards,

Kjell Storsul, Operations Director Aviator Norway

By |August 26th, 2016|News|Comments Off on New Station Manager for Aviator OSL

Aviator is chosen as handler for Rynair at OSL

It is a true pleasure to announce that Aviator is chosen as handler for Ryanair at OSL. Operations will commence at October 30, starting with 4 flight daily to Stansted and Vilnius. Aviator Norway will with immediate effect start a process to prepare the station for this important expansion.  

//Per Wassberg, acting MD Aviator Norway  

 

By |August 22nd, 2016|News|Comments Off on Aviator is chosen as handler for Rynair at OSL

Press release – appointment MD UK

Press release appointment MD UK

By |August 18th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Press release – appointment MD UK

Aviator wins agreement with Nextjet at Arlanda

Press release 15 AUG 2016

Aviator is delighted to announce that we have successfully won a handling agreement with Nextjet at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, effective September 26, 2016.  The agreement includes ramp, check-in and passenger services.
We are well familiar with the Nextjet product, as we provided services to them already between 2005-2013. We are delighted to be selected by Nextjet as their handling partner and we look very much forward working together”, says Jan Brunstedt, MD Aviator Sweden

By |August 15th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Aviator wins agreement with Nextjet at Arlanda

Aviator Executive Management Announcement

Please see announcement:
Aviator Executive Management Announcement

By |August 1st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Aviator Executive Management Announcement