TLD Open India Factory as Part of New Collaboration

TLD is pleased to announce the official opening of its first factory in India in Bengaluru. The factory opens in joint collaboration with the Maini Group and Millennium Aero Dynamics Private Limited.

We wish to thank attendees at the launch event which was presided over by Mr. Thierry Berthelot, Consul Général de France à Bengaluru.

The factory represents a significant milestone in the 33 year long relationship Millennium Aero Dynamics Private Limited shares with TLD and we are excited to welcome Maini Group as our new partners.

The factory will manufacture ‘Leaner & Greener’ ground support equipment for both the Indian and export markets and is representative of TLD‘s strong environmental commitment to manufacture in India, for India, & for the rest of the world!

The future is looking bright, in fact the future is looking green for this collaboration!


Alvest Group Company Participate in GHI Podcast

TLDs Valentin Schmitt & Yves Crespel recently participated in a special live recording from the 24th Ground Handling International Annual Conference held in Lisbon.

The panel discussed a number of key industry topics including:

•The evolution and future design of GSE: A look at how equipment design, power sources, and technology might change in the coming years.

•Sustainable power sources and electrification: Insights into the role of electric, hybrid, and hydrogen power in GSE.

•Autonomous vehicles in ground operations: Exploring the potential and challenges of implementing autonomous technology in GSE.

You can listen to, download and read the full transcript of this fascinating podcast here –


TLD Assists Dubai Airports with ‘Green’ Initiative.

TLD is proud to be assisting our friends at dnata & Dubai Airports with their commitment to a Leaner & Greener aviation industry.
Today, 9.4% of #dnata’s fleet at #DubaiAirports is electric or hybrid vehicles, saving 4,725 tonnes of CO2 every year! 🔋

For a greener journey ahead, Dubai Airports is looking to expand charging stations for electric fleets and collaborate on innovative solutions to further reduce emissions.

Seasons Greetings!

ALVEST would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers, suppliers, partners, employees and their families all the very best during this festive season.

We look forward to working with you throughout 2024 as we continue to make the aviation industry a LEANER & GREENER environment. 🌳🌎✈️

Saudi Airport Exhibition 2023

The Saudi Airport Exhibition will feature multiple platforms for attendees to learn from global industry leaders, view the latest technologies from around the world and build new partnerships to enhance their own business.

TLD, an Alvest Group Company, is pleased to announce its attendance at this important aviation development exhibition. Join us at Booth 630 to meet the team, view the latest GSEW smart tech and discuss your airside requirements.

#TLDGSE #SaudiAirportExhibition #LeanerAndGreener

TractEasy Achieves Level 4 Autonomous Operations

TractEasy is an autonomous electric tractor concept created by TLD and EasyMile that has become the standard for zero-emission solutions covering a wide range of applications, from airport baggage handling to parts supply to assembly lines.

Richard Reno, CEO of TractEasy articulates his thoughts about how autonomous vehicles can drive change in aviation.

In airports, the efficient handling of baggage and cargo has become a critical challenge, exacerbated by a labour shortage.

While industries like manufacturing have adopted autonomous indoor vehicles for years, airports have been slower to embrace such technology and safety standards. However, some pioneering airports and airlines have successfully demonstrated level 4 autonomous cargo and baggage transportation operations.

With advancements in technology and a growing understanding of operational challenges, autonomous tow tractors are poised to improve safety, and efficiency, and reduce operating costs at airports worldwide.

The debate on safety standards for autonomous vehicles in airports is ongoing, with some exploring lower safety tolerance solutions, but the most significant success stories prioritize the highest levels of safety.

If you haven’t checked out the blog article yet, read more here:

Final Day for Alvest Group Companies at International GSE Expo, 2023

Join us once again on TLD Booth #1341 as the 3rd and final day of the International GSE Expo, being held in ‘fabulous Las Vegas’, opens its doors in a few hour’s time!

Discover how our Leaner & Greener program can benefit your GSE, your organisation, your customers and most importantly….the environment.

See you soon…

#TLDGSE #LeanerAndGreener #InternationalGSEExpo


TLD Feature in New GSE Podcast
A great opportunity to listen to TLD‘s very own Jeff Barrett in conversation with Mathew Weitzel as they discuss the hot topic of the electrification of airside Ground Support Equipment and its important impact within the industry.
Not to be missed…and available on the Apple & Amazon podcast platforms! 🎤 🌳🌎✈️
International GSE Expo, Las Vegas

Booth No – 1341
Event – International GSE Expo
Location – Las Vegas

Join TLD, and the rest of the Alvest Group family, at this essential GSE Expo held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on 26th-28th September 2023.

Discuss with our team our latest ground support equipment, services and technology and find out how our ‘Leaner & Greener’ program can benefit the environment, and improve operational efficiencies whilst reducing expenditure.

Register here –

#TLDGSE #InternationalGSEExpo #LeanerAndGreener

Strong Alvest Presence at Rencontres des Aéroports Français & Francophones

The third edition of the Rencontres des Aéroports Français & Francophones will be held at the Palais des Congrès in Ajaccio from Wednesday May 31 to Friday June 2, 2023.

With a part devoted to plenary interventions for the mornings of Thursday and Friday and another part made up of workshops on Thursday afternoon, this event aims to present current topics and exchange between professionals in the sector.

@Alvest Group Companies Alvest Equipment Services (AES), AERO Specialties and Smart Airport Systems will be in attendance to showcase and discuss the latest ‘Leaner & Greener’ ground support equipment and services.