Aviator Publishes its First Sustainability Report

Aviator is proud to publish its Sustainability Report covering the year of 2017. The report highlights sustainability approach and activities going on within Aviator. This will be published annually going forward to follow-up on the results from our sustainability focus aspects.

During 2017 we have worked to develop a more structured sustainability work that has been integrated into our strategy. We have chosen to call this sustainability focus for Aviator Cares.
Through a materiality analysis we asked our stakeholders what sustainability issues they believe Aviator should focus on and we now know what specific areas that should be prioritised going forward. To make sustainability part of our day to day business, initiatives are created and integrated with other initiatives driving towards our strategic goals.

“Sustainability is nothing new to us, but the reporting and the structure is. This has been an opportunity to highlight and assess both improvements already in place as well as planned improvements. With this new foundation, we will be able to track and better drive our business to reach our sustainability targets and be part of creating a more sustainable aviation industry.” says Jo Alex Tanem, CEO of Aviator.

Click here to read the actual report.

By |September 10th, 2018|News, Nyheter|Comments Off on Aviator Publishes its First Sustainability Report

The world’s largest exhibition for Aviation Maintenance MRO Americas

The world’s largest exhibition for Aviation Maintenance, MRO Americas, will take place in Orlando, USA 10-12 April. The team from NORDIC DINO will participate and looking forward to meet professionals and customers from the industry.
We would be more than happy to arrange a meeting with you to discuss your current or coming aircraft exterior washing business!

Please contact Pontus Lamberg for more information, or to arrange a meeting, +46 (0)704150047

By |March 20th, 2018|News|Comments Off on The world’s largest exhibition for Aviation Maintenance MRO Americas

Qatar Airways receives 2 new Nordic Dino systems

Nordic Dino has completed the delivery of two aircraft washing robots to Qatar Airways. The purchase consists of the latest model of 777+ and the biggest Nordic Dino 4-380.

Nordic Dino has a long partnership with Qatar Airways, the first system was implemented in Doha already in 2009.

” It’s a honor to deliver Nordic Dinos again to a 5-star premium airline as Qatar Airways. The long relationship and latest delivery is a confirmation that the Nordic Dino improves their business and profitability” – says Pontus Lamberg, Senior Consultant at Nordic Dino.

By |January 26th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Qatar Airways receives 2 new Nordic Dino systems

​Aviator Finland starts offering Cargo Handling


March 1st 2018 Aviator will expand the functional co-operation with its partner ASR Cargo Center by jointly offering on-airport cargo handling.

Aviator Finland and ASR Cargo Center are both respected as the most reliable and qualified suppliers within the market and the new From concept offers a superior tailor made option for all airlines to get ground- and cargo handling services from one counter.

“By combining the two companies’ core strengths in joint operation we’ll return to the on-airport cargo handling which we used to provide successfully for decades” says Mr Veijo Karosvuo, Managing Director of Aviator Finland.

“Moving to the airport is a dream come true. Straight apron access from our own facility enables us to extend our services from trucked to also flown air cargo handling.” says Mr Jouni Ritola, Chairman of ASR Cargo Center.

For more information please contact:
Veijo Karosvuo
Managing Director
Aviator Finland
+358 40 747 3665

By |October 9th, 2017|News, Nyheter|Comments Off on ​Aviator Finland starts offering Cargo Handling

Nordic Dino announces an electrical version of NORDIC DINO – the aircraft exterior washing robot

At Inter Airport Europe 2017, 10-13 October in Munich, Nordic Dino will release a version of the NORDIC DINO with an electrical driveline and zero emissions.

The electrical NORDIC DINO reduces the carbon footprint and work towards a more sustainable future for aircraft exterior cleaning. Benefits are better and safer working environment and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with reduced maintenance and operating costs.

“We are really proud to launch the new electrical version of the NORDIC DINO as we have seen a growing trend for electrical GSE. For our customers it’s crucial with good return on investment (ROI) and a safer working environment.” – Says Pontus Lamberg- Nordic Dino.

All NORDIC DINO II / 4-380 / 777+ models will be available for order in electrical version. Nordic Dino will also supply upgrade kits and certified NORDIC DINO-mechanic to perform upgrades on-site.

By |October 4th, 2017|News, Nyheter|Comments Off on Nordic Dino announces an electrical version of NORDIC DINO – the aircraft exterior washing robot

Peter Stackeryd new Commercial Director for Sweden and Norway

We are very happy to announce that our new Commercial Director for Sweden and Norway, Peter Stackeryd, is finally on board the ship! Peter has a 13 year long experience from the aviation industry with LSG Sky Chefs, were he has held several commercial and management positions. The latest position with LSG Sky Chefs was as Managing Director of the Scandinavian organization. Since 2014 Peter has held the position as Managing Director of the ISS company Personalhuset.

We are very happy to be able to tie such a senior Commercial Director to our team. Peters extensive commercial experience both in sales positions and in management positions, and his strong track record of establishing sustainable customer relationships, will become a great asset to all of Aviator says Per Wassberg, Managing Director Norway.

Peter started just two weeks ago and has already participated in several customer meetings and is running several tender processes. I feel very confident that we have struck gold with this recruitment and that Peter will be able to develop our commercial capacity to the next level says Ola Skogö, Managing Director Sweden.

Peter will be a participant in the Swedish management team as well as the Norwegian management team.

By |July 5th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Peter Stackeryd new Commercial Director for Sweden and Norway

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.



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