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Aviation Ground Service Agreement (AGSA)

The AGSA Task Force reports to the Ground Handling Council (GHC) and comprises commercial and operational experts involved in ground handling contract negotiation.  Representation is from airlines and ground handling companies, including airports. 

Scope of Work

This task force  focuses on  reviewing and updating the IATA Standard Ground Handling Agreement (SGHA), an industry-agreed contract template for the provision of ground handling services, and other related aspects as published in the IATA Airport Handling Manual (AHM) chapter 8. The SGHA is updated every five years and changes to the SGHA are voted by IATA Ground Handling Council (IGHC).


The AGSA meets twice per year and membership is open to all IGHC members (IATA members, non-IATA airlines, Ground Service Providers and Airports) and IATA's Strategic Partners in the Ramp Services and Airside Safety area of interest.

Join us

Through participation in the Task Forces there is the opportunity to influence the ground operations industry. In addition, the Task Forces provide a unique opportunity for industry experts in their field to meet and network with their peers. For participation contact


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