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Germany. Bavaria state. Munich Airport. Ramp agents standing on a rainy day under a Saudi Arabian Airbus A340. Ramp agents are also known as baggage handlers and loaders or as aircraft load agents. A common airline slang term for a ramp agent is "ramper" or "below the wing employee" to denote the ramp agent's particular on-the-ground work environment. The airport apron is the area of an airport where aircraft are parked, unloaded or loaded, refueled, or boarded. All vehicles, aircraft and people using the apron are referred to as apron traffic.The airport is located 28.5 km northeast of Munich near the old city of Freising and is named in memory of the former Bavarian Prime minister Franz Josef Strauss. Munich is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria. 13.08.2014 © 2014 Didier Ruef