Alvest with IATA to safely manage GSE storage

One of the governing bodies of our industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has developed together with the Medical Advisory Group (MAG), a reference guide for Ground Handling during the COVID-19 outbreak.

In an effort to support the industry, Alvest group is fully backing the initiative, particularly the detailed and secured steps proposed to manage GSE storage, that can be found on page 11 of the guide – HERE.


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Smart Airport Systems Continue Worldwide Support.

COVID-19 has now spread globally and is having a huge impact on our aviation industry.

The health and safety of our employees remain our primary concern, however, our mission to serve and support our customers as we continue to reduce airport pollution and increase operational efficiency in these difficult times is still paramount.

The Smart Airport Systems (SAS) sales team and technical support staff are available to assist our customers wherever they may be located, and can be contacted through the website –

SAS remains dedicated to its environmental conscious airport solutions at all times, and looks forward to continue paving the way for a greener future.




The results of the IFOY AWARD’s innovation check on the collaborative TLD and Easymile ‘TractEasy’ – an autonomous electric baggage tractor – have been published.

High scores were awarded.

Their verdict? ✅

“By increasing productivity and reducing operational costs, TractEasy provides more flexibility. Both from a technical perspective with the ability to easily re-allocate the vehicle as well as from a human resource perspective with reduced handling of sick leave, vacations and training. Because the vehicle can be used indoors as well as outdoors, new doors open for autonomous transport in intralogistics.”

TractEasy is available from Smart Airport Systems as part of their mission to provide sustainable, environmental, solutions for aviation.

Visit the Smart Airport Systems website for more information on this innovative GSE.

TractEasy Wins IFOY ‘Best in Intralogistics‘ Certificate.

The forward thinking development teams at Smart Airport Systems and Easymile have been recognised at the IFOY Award for the pioneering joint ‘TractEasy’ driverless tow-tractor project at this years event held in Hanover, Germany.

The EasyMile team were on hand to receive the certificate for ‘Best in Intralogistics‘ category for the Innovative ground support equipment.

Congratulations to everyone involved in this exciting autonomous transport solution, to be seen at an airport near you soon!

NAIS 2020

The National Aviation Infrastructure Forum & Show (NAIS) is the recognised industry event in Russia and CIS for professionals engaged in the modernisation and development of travel routes and civil aviation infrastructure.

TLD were joined by sister ALVEST companies AERO Specialties and Smart Airport Systems at this years event at the Crocus Expo, Moscow.  The important two day industry exhibition has a strong emphasis on aviation related environmental issues, product support and maximising GSE longevity. 

The large open-sided stand represented the equipment and services offered by the 3 Alvest entities with sales teams from each division available to offer advice and solutions to any aviation enquiry. 

Boeing 777X maiden flight roll-out with TLD TPX-500

Congratulations to Boeing for the 777X maiden flight ! As for all flights the first move on the ground is carried out by #smartgse and we are proud at TLD to see our TPX-500 pushing back that great aircraft !

See more on the following video:

Taxibot by TLD is a GSE industry game-changer

Taxibot by TLD is a GSE industry game-changer designed to maximise airport revenue whilst benefiting the environment – the statistics speak for themselves…

*Up to 85% reduction of fuel consumption during taxi.

*Up to 85% reduction of CO2 and other noxious emission during taxi.

*60% reduction in noise pollution.

*50% reduction of FOD per takeoff.

The Taxibot Improves gate efficiency through the reduction of wasted time during engine start-up at the gate area, which not only affects the gate used, but also the nearest aircraft to the gates.

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In cooperation with JCAB (Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau) and NAA (Narita International Airport Corporation), Japan Airlines (JAL) invited the country’s press to witness the implementation of POC (proof of concept) with TLD ‘TractEasy’ autonomous baggage tractor provided by Smart Airport Systems (SAS). The AV will operate at Level 3 and Level 4 under the supervision of JAL operator.

JAL will use the TractEasy on 3 missions, originating from Terminal 2, to transfer customers baggage’s from sorting area to the aircraft stand.

21st Annual Ground Handling International Conference

The 21st Annual Ground Handling International Conference is billed as the must attend event for connecting the worlds aviation industry to discuss the latest technologies, services and airside best practises.

TLD has been exhibiting alongside Smart Airport Systems (SAS) on booth E52 to promote the latest sustainable smart GSE, and how this technology can streamline your operation whilst remaining environmentally considerate.

With a steady stream of interested airports and key decision makers passing through the booth during the four day event, the team have been kept busy as they discuss the numerous advantages of the TLD ground support equipment.


TLD TPX-100-E Proves Itself at Gatwick Airport

The TLD TPX-100-E is a state-of-the-art fully electric towbarless tractor designed for the push back of most commuters, and single aisle aircrafts up to 100 tons.

The TPX can now be fitted with a remote control feature allowing single person operation over the entire push-back event to offer a faster, safer, more environmentally friendly experience.

The following video demonstrates the simplicity of the procedure on an easyJet Airbus A320 whilst being demonstrated at Gatwick Airport.

The ground crew were impressed with the intuitive controls and smooth manoeuvrability of the TPX whilst in use and also appreciated the ability to return to the gate quickly after the pushback.

The ergonomic cabin also offers protection from the elements to deliver flexibility for the operator.

The TPX-100-E offers safety, operational efficiency and impressive environmental benefits to the airport, the airlines and the customers and once again underlines the TLD commitment to sustainable green solutions through smarrt GSE.

View the video on our official Facebook platform HERE