Menzies Aviation brings telematics to Los Angeles

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Menzies Aviation is investing in state-of-the-art telematics equipment at Los Angeles Airport as it celebrates 35 years of operations at the airport.

The rollout of vehicle and GSE telematics in the second quarter of 2019 will drive higher safety standards and allow greatly improved levels of equipment utilisation.

With real-time rostering and resourcing application Workbridge also due to be deployed before the end of the year, Menzies expects to reach new heights of efficiency in its management of equipment and people.

Since beginning operations in the 1980s, Menzies has grown its presence at the airport and now performs 30,000 aircraft turns, handles 80,000 tonnes of cargo and pumps two billion gallons of fuel to 120,000 flights each year.

The milestone comes at a significant time, having committed to a five year extension on its cargo facility lease, providing a base for serving airlines such as Norwegian Air Shuttle and Air China.

Menzies continues to invest in its local team of over 1,255 employees, having introduced a new management structure and making significant new hires including Joe Conlon, senior vice president West Region and Mike Demeritt, general manager at LAX.

Paul Walton, vice president sales and commercial says: “LAX is a major airport in our network, and business shows no sign of slowing as we continue to invest in our operations at the North American hub. The extension of our cargo facility lease underlines our commitment to LAX, as we extend our relationships with major airlines at the airport.”