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Airport operations - Articles and news items

30 airport operations in Sweden have successfully installed Jotron’s Ricochet recording systems

Airport news  •  13 September 2016  •  International Airport Review

Jotron AS has installed redundant audio and screen recording systems for Luftfartsverket (LFV), the largest provider of air traffic control services in Sweden...

Delhi Airport’s row with small aircraft operators sees PMO intervention

Airport news  •  6 September 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer

The Prime Minister's Office, India, has made an intervention following a dispute between Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) and small aircraft operators...

Reducing the operating costs of airports

Airport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  4 August 2016  •  Bailey Rory

Industry consultant Bailey Rory takes a look at the operating costs of airports and considers how expenditure can be cut in a way that still ensures the smooth and safe operation of an airport.

BEUMER teams with San Francisco Airport to provide first US tote-based ICS for baggage handling

Airport news  •  1 July 2016  •  BEUMER Group

BEUMER Corporation has been awarded a design and build contract for the first US tote-based, Individual Carrier System for baggage handling at San Francisco International Airport.

International Aviation Services Organization officially launched

Airport news  •  26 May 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Monday 23 May 2016 saw the launch of the International Aviation Services Organization (IASO) - set up to provide a unified voice for aviation services companies at airports around the world.

Technological platform to increase efficiency at Lisbon Airport

Airport news  •  26 January 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Lisbon Airport will establish a new technological platform designed to make airport operations more efficient through collaborative decision making, sharing of information and the adoption of coordinated processes.

Facilities management at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Airport Extra  •  7 January 2016  •  John Means FRICS and Facilities Director at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Taking a strategic approach to facilities management can help all major transport hubs maximise efficiency in an often challenging environment; writes John Means FRICS and Facilities Director at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Fraport consortium to operate 14 airports in Greece

Airport news  •  15 December 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

A consortium comprising of Fraport AG and Greek partner Copelouzos Group has signed a contract with the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund to operate 14 regional airports in Greece.

New system developed to transform airport ground movement

Airport news  •  29 July 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

A new airport ground movement system has been developed by the University of Lincoln to provide quick and fuel efficient routes for moving aircraft on the ground.

Quebec Airport supplies workforce with wearable technology to improve operations

Airport news  •  17 June 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport has supplied its workforce with the latest Apple Watches installed with SITA’s Airport Management solution to ensure the smooth running of operations.

Airfield Operations: Accommodating the next generation of airliners

Issue 1 2014  •  12 February 2014  •  Gaël Le Bris, Airside Development Manager for Aéroports de Paris at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

Airport compatibility and correct technical policy to accommodate NLAs is vital. Gaël Le Bris, Airside Development Manager at Aéroports de Paris, shares Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport’s work into this important issue...

747-8 and the airport

Issue 6 2012  •  7 December 2012  •  Karen Dix-Colony, Lead Engineer, Product Department, Boeing Airport Technology

Airport Council International’s (ACI) recent announcement that year-onyear passenger traffic has grown by five per cent has, for now, caused some optimism within the industry. Unfortunately, such news is rare as the ongoing economic uncertainties continue to plague passenger numbers in Europe and North America.However, one of the aviation industry’s many strengths is collaboration. Associations, suppliers, airlines and airports are constantly pushing the boundaries, even in times of financial downturn. It is encouraging therefore, to hear about the historical and essential alliance formed between airports and two of the world’s major aircraft manufacturers; Airbus and Boeing.Earlier in 2012, International Airport Review (issue 3 2012) explored the collaboration between Airbus’ A380 and the airports’ acceptance of the aircraft. In this editorial we look at the integration of Boeing’s 747-8 wide-body jet airliner into the airport community with invaluable comment from Karen Dix-Colony, Lead Engineer of Product Development at the Boeing Airport Technology Group and a key figure in the aircraft’s successful development and integration within airports.

Hong Kong: A land of air cargo opportunity

Issue 6 2012  •  7 December 2012  •  Lilian Chan, Executive Director, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd.

The role of Hong Kong as a country is multi-faceted; it is simultaneously a market and manufacturing base in its own right, a gateway to the world for Southern China’s top industrial region, and a cargo hub for the entire Asia region. Little wonder that it is now the world’s number one cargo airport, handling almost four million tonnes of cargo each year.Within Hong Kong’s air cargo community, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (Hactl)’s 80 per cent share of the commercial handling market makes it virtually synonymous with the airport. And looking at analyses of cargo flows through Hactl is like looking at the world in microcosm.Positive growth: The past four years have been interesting to say the least. 2008 and 2009 saw declines of 3.8 per cent and 8.3 per cent respectively, fuelled by the global recession (but these declines were nowhere near as bad as the 25 per cent dive in volumes experienced on many routes). 2010 marked a sharp rise of 24.8 per cent, creating the appearance of a strong recovery, but this was actually a peak caused by a widespread correction to the running down of global inventories. Normality finally returned in 2011 with a fall of 6.2 per cent year-on-year, although still Hactl’s second most successful year to date. And, despite the continuing economic woes in Europe and the USA, overall traffic in the first half of 2012 has shown signs of a return to a gentle underlying growth.

The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service

Issue 6 2012  •  5 December 2012  •  Antonio Tajani, Vice-President, Commissioner of Enterprise and Industry, European Commission

The European Geostationary Navi - gation Overlay Service (EGNOS) signals and services are now permanently available for free for all European citizens and industries. After more than 10 years of development, its three services; Open Service, Safety of Life and Data Access Service, were respectively declared operational in 2009, 2011 and 2012. EGNOS has become the first European satellite navigation system to reach the phase of exploitation.The EGNOS programme is managed by the European Commission, in close co-operation with the European Member States, and with the support of the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Agency and the European Space Agency (ESA). The EGNOS mission has been developed based on user needs and follows standards set at international level under the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The system was tailored to European requirements with the support of the European Air Navigation Services Providers (ANSP)s and EUROCONTROL. The certification of EGNOS is delivered by a group of European National Safety Agency (NSA) led by the French Direction de la sécurité de l'aviation civile (DSAC), and will be handed over to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Final Call: Ottonel Popesco, Cavotec

Issue 6 2012  •  5 December 2012  •  Mark Glover, Commissioning Editor, International Airport Review

In the second of a new series that profiles key individuals from the airport world, Mark Glover from International Airport Review spoke to the CEO of Cavotec, Ottonel Popesco about the ground handling sector and the key developments that are currently taking place in the industry.Mark Glover: How important is service and support following the installation of Cavotec products?Ottonel Popesco: In the sense that close, longterm cooperation with customers is an integral element to the Cavotec offering, after-sales service is a natural continuation of the sort of relationships the group seeks to create. Wherever possible, we look to develop strategic partnerships with airports, airlines and industry bodies that solve specific challenges facing airports. This process starts with airport design and extends to after-sales service and support.MG: How important is it for today’s hangars to provide services at the location where they are actually required?OP: Our customers tell us this is a critical consideration. There is so much that can be done to improve how airports function, and ensuring hangars provide services where they are actually needed is one of these things that sounds intuitive, but is not always the case.


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