Friday, 9 August 2013

Kudos!! To Bhadra Ground Handling Team

Mr Scott Macleod, Navigation Analyst of Virgin Australia Airlines thanked the Bhadra Ground Handling Team at Chennai Airport for achieving the most efficient turn that allowed Australia's VH-ZPA to depart well ahead of schedule when their plane was restricted by the Notamed runway closure. He appreciated the Bhadra Ground Handling Team for their efforts which hadn't gone un-noticed. 

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Thursday, 11 July 2013

Name that defines Trust – BHADRA

We take this opportunity to complement our Bhadra team for attaining the objective of our unmatchable support as a ground partner and ensuring satisfactory handling of every flight. We are sure that this appreciation will motivate our team to continue achieving best results in days to come. 


In view of Hartal called by opposition party (Marxist) today, 10th July, 2013 due political crisis, all SV staff could not report on duty.
We honestly admit that only because of the Bhadra Team quick and timely support we were able to turnaround the flight SV746/747/10JUL13 RUH/CCJ/RUH on time. The flight was completely handled by Bhadra team under leadership of Mr. Sunish (Station Manager Calicut). Despite various issues regarding runway surface damage and late arrival of aircraft, flight departed on scheduled time.

We would like to put on record our sincere appreciation to you and your entire Bhadra Calicut team who handled today's flight in a professional manner setting example of a Real Partner on Ground. It is truly hard to find this high level of dedication and hard work from GHA staff. Thank you, M/s Bhadra & Team and we are certainly proud of your service. ”

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Licence given to JV for ground-handling services upheld

The Madras High Court on Tuesday upheld the licence awarded to a joint venture for providing comprehensive ground handling services to various airlines operating at the Chennai and Kolkata airports in September 2009.

Dismissing two petitions, including a public interest litigation petition, a Division Bench comprising Justices Elipe Dharma Rao and Aruna Jagadeesan said a thorough scrutiny of the entire material would not exhibit any unreasonableness on the part of the authorities.
There was no material to show that the tender conditions were tailor-made to suit the successful bidder as had been falsely alleged by petitioners.

As held by the Supreme Court, the scope of interference by court in contractual matters was very limited. Further, the AAI had fully justified its policy decision. No bias or malafide by any authority or person connected to the entire episode of award of the contract to the company had been established by petitioners.
In view of Supreme Court judgments coupled with the CBI’s report that no substantial wrongful loss had been caused to the AAI or the Centre, the Bench held that both the petitions were nothing but vexatious litigations filed only to wrongfully restrain the successful bidder from commencing its operations.
While Oveyam Ranjan, president, Namadhu Dravida Iyakkam, and S.C.C. Anthony Pillai Labour Union here filed a PIL, the Indian Airports Ground Handling Agents Association, Bangalore, filed the other petition. The common allegations, among others, were eligibility conditions of the tender of July 20, 2009 were tailor-made to suit Bhadra International (India) Ltd. and Novia International Consulting APS, a joint venture, the successful bidder.

The Bench said from the material placed on record, it could see that previously, there was no outside agency licensed by AAI to do ground handling work at airports in the country.
However, it was noticed that airline companies, which were supposed to do ground handling themselves, were really outsourcing the work to third parties without AAI’s consent or permission. Hence, the AAI took a decision to streamline the process of ground handling.

Messrs. Justices Elipe Dharma Rao and Aruna Jagadeesan said the object of the petitioner who had filed the PIL appeared to be to stall the taking over of the airport ground handling work by the successful bidder at the last minute. This conclusion was because the contract for the work was awarded by a letter dated September 9, 2009, pursuant to a public tender and security clearances were granted by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security in April and May 2010, but the petitioner waited till December 2010 end to file the writ petition, since he knew that the successful bidder was to commence the activities by January 1, 2011.
When the aggrieved parties, if any, themselves kept mum, the Bench said it wondered as to why Mr. Ranjan, completely a third party to the entire issue, should espouse the claim of the ground handlers under the garb of PIL, that too posing himself as a “messiah of the masses” and trying to interfere in a commercial contract matter. No PIL was maintainable in commercial contract matters.
The Bench did not appreciate the petitioners’ contention that only with an ulterior motive, Chennai and Kolkata airports were clubbed together by officials.
In a commercial contract matter if a free hand was not given to government, it would result in loss to the exchequer.

Sunday, 3 February 2013


British Airways Inaugural Flight Push Back 
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Messrs BhadraInternational India Limited being the authorized Ground Handling Service Providers selected by the Airports Authority of India through global tenders has made a mark for themselves in a short span of time.  Equipped with the globally best state-of-the-art, eco-friendly equipment that is manned and operated by well-trained highly motivated full time security cleared manpower as stipulated in its Award of Contract with the Airports Authority of India has yielded excellent results. The youngest operator on the scene at airports in India is thus bringing laurels to the profession. 

Presently the company provides Ground Handling Services for Passenger flights of Saudi Airlines, Gulf Air, Oman Air, Air Arabia, etc. apart from handling of freight flights of numerous other well-known operators.

The company has added a feather to its cap with the commencement of handling British Airways wide Body B-777 effective 26th January this year at Chennai.  The Flagship operator of the United Kingdom, a very choosy operator who believes in a consistent performance and commitments as also the quality of service, has chosen to  avail of Bhadra’s services.
With every successive week, the company though being the youngest operator on the scene is making a mark for itself at Chennai and Kolkata as also Airports in the Southern Region.

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Saturday, 5 January 2013

Cathay freighter handling

Bhadra International India Limited, the authorized licensee for providing Ground Handling Services at airports such as Chennai, Kolkata, Trivandrum, Calicut, Coimbatore, Trichy and Mangalore has already established its bona fides as the ‘Front Runner Specialized Handlers of Freighter Aircraft” in a short span of time.  In a recently incident the company under the Chairmanship of Mr. Prem Bajaj successfully handled Cathay Pacific Freighter B747-400F at Kolkata with incoming load of 90392K and outgoing load of 1487K in record time well before its scheduled departure.  The experts opine that it is all because of the State-of-the-Art Global best Equipment and well motivated team of it’s operators. Incidentally, the company is also undertaking Ground Handling Operation of Lufthansa German Airlines at Kolkata as also Emirates Airlines for some time to the entire satisfaction of its customer Airlines.