Ground handling is an integral part of airline operations. It comprises of all those services required by an aircraft between landing and take-off. The market is broadly classified into Aircraft Handling, Passenger Handling and Cargo Handling.Third-party handling is the norm at most large international airports except for the Middle Eastern regions where state control is common.
The regulations in the North American Region are low compared to the European region where there are airport imposed limits on the number of handlers. Self Handling is prevalent in the US and other less regulated zones whereas Third party services are generally preferred in the European region. The rapidly increasing number of Airports in the developing world and a need for more secure and efficient methods are the driving factors for this market. The report explores these drivers in detail and the impact they have across particular regions and markets. The report dissects the various components that constitute the handling services.
A comprehensive study of the market share and key manufacturers of all components from Aircraft Refuelers to Conveyor Belt loaders is presented in the report. The main challenges to this market are the high investment required to upgrade the existing facilities and the reducing profitability of the carriers.