WFS to trial new automated forklifts in Barcelona

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of the SATS Group, has commenced a proof-of-concept trial using Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGVs) in its cargo terminal at Barcelona Airport in its latest initiative to explore the productivity and operational excellence gains of automated solutions.The trial of Linde AGV forklift trucks will last for seven months and, if successful, will see this technology rolled out across other WFS stations in the Europe, Middle ... [+]

WFS invests in Madrid to provide growth capacity

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of The SATS Group, is to open a fifth cargo handling terminal at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport to provide additional growth capacity and secure its position as Madrid’s largest independent handling provider.Construction of the new 6,500m₂ terminal has now commenced and WFS aims to ... [+]

Rwandair signs cargo handling contract with WFS for first-ever direct flights to Paris

RwandAir, the flag carrier airline of Rwanda, has appointed Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as the cargo handling partner for its new direct flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle. The airline is now connecting Paris and Rwanda’s capital Kigali with three non-stop Airbus A330 flights a week, its first-ever direct service to ... [+]

WFS rolls out new dock management system

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has begun rolling out a new Dock Management System in North America, which has already reduced truck waiting times at its operations in New York JFK by more than 20%. The solution is another feature of WFS’ in-house developed ePic Enterprise Solution, which is now operational at ... [+]

WFS fast tracks sustainability

Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) cargo and ground handling operations in Spain are helping to spearhead the group’s ‘Our Sustainable Flight Path’ program with a series of initiatives and investments to significantly reduce emissions at its 7 airport stations across the country.WFS’ GSE fleet in Spain is now 89% electric for ... [+]

World’s biggest airfreight handler sold to SATS

SATS is to acquire Worldwide Flight Services, the world’s largest air cargo handler from existing owner, Cerberus Capital Management for €2.25 billion.The companies said the combination would create a global air cargo platform with stations across Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Customers will benefit from the combined platform’s broader suite ... [+]

WFS using dog detection teams

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and Diagnose, a world leader in dog-handing detection, have pioneered the detection of undeclared shipments of lithium batteries following a six-month trial involving thousands of cargo consignments in France. WFS and Diagnose partnered in March 2022 to carry out a feasibility study using dogs to detect the ... [+]

Air Belgium partners with WFS

Air Belgium is partnering with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Johannesburg and Cape Town for the launch of its first services to South Africa.The airline has awarded a three-year contract to WFS to provide cargo handling for the 1,600 tonnes per annum forecast to be carried onboard its twice-weekly Airbus ... [+]

WFS Deploys CHAMP’S Cargospot Solution Across France

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has completed the latest implementation stage of its digital roadmap by transitioning 15 of its air cargo handling stations in France to CHAMP’s Cargospot Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) solution.WFS signed a contract with CHAMP at the end of 2021 to implement Cargospot as the core cargo management system ... [+]

WFS gains Turkish Airlines’ Cargo contracts in Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has extended its cargo handling partnerships with Turkish Airlines in North America Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston.In Dallas, WFS has commenced handling services for the airline’s four Boeing 777 passenger flights to Istanbul. The new contract at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport will begin in March and ... [+]

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