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Hamburg Airport invests €120 million for renewal of main apron

Airport news  •  10 December 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Hamburg Airport has announced a €120 million programme to renew the airport’s main apron (Apron 1) covering an area of 330,000 square metres.

Work begins on Dublin Airport €20 million modernisation project

Airport news  •  16 September 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Work has begun on a £20 million modernisation project to improve aviation aprons at Dublin Airport for operator daa.

Australia’s busiest airport aims high

Issue 2 2012  •  29 March 2012  •  Mark Glover, Commissioning Editor, International Airport Review

Located in the suburb of Mascot, Sydney, Australia’s busiest airport, served over 26 million passengers in 2010 and is a primary hub for the country’s major airline Qantas and a secondary hub for Virgin Australia and Jetstar Airways.The airport has three main passenger terminals. Terminal 1, originally opened in 1970, replaced the old overseas passenger terminal and has been greatly expanded since. It is now known as the International terminal located at the airport’s north western sector and is made up of 30 gates and split into three levels serving arrivals, departures and airline offices.In 2010, the terminal underwent a major $500 million redevelopment expanding shopping facilities, centralising custom operations and increasing the terminal floor space.Terminal 2 is located in the north eastern section of the airport, incorporating 14 parking bays, aerobridges and a number of non-contact bays. Terminal 3 is the airport’s domestic terminal, also located in the north-eastern section. Extensions were made to this terminal during the late 1990s. Here there are 14 parking bays served by aerobridges. The terminal is also home to a ‘heritage collection’, dedicated to Qantas, that showcases the airline’s 90 years of service. The freight terminal is located north of Terminal 1 and is used for international freight operations.

Technology vs the elements

Issue 2 2012  •  28 March 2012  •  Joshua Paurus, Duty Manager, Airside Operations at Minneapolis–St Paul International Airport

People, process and technology are all part of an effective winter opera - tions strategy. The extent that each component is successfully integrated with the others plays a large role in influencing the outcome of a winter operations event. At Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP) we have a history of refining these components over the years. With approximately 1,200 operations to and from 135 destinations daily, MSP ranks amongst the busiest airports in the world. This level of activity combined with an average annual snowfall of approximately 50 inches provides us with ample opportunities to test our winter operations skills.In addition to dedicated, experienced personnel and proven processes, MSP’s Airside Operations department utilises numerous technology tools. These range from systems for current and forecasted weather conditions, aircraft and vehicle tracking, surface condition sensors, runway friction management and more. We have a history of partnering with vendors early in the development of products, not only to meet our needs, but also the needs of other airports. This ongoing commitment to up-front input and effective partnerships results in us having the technology we need to make sound decisions and develop effective management processes.Perhaps the best way to describe some of these tools and their benefit to MSP is to take you through a hypothetical winter storm experience.


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