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Copenhagen Airport (CPH) - Articles and news items

Copenhagen Airport launches CO2 neutral growth goal

Airport news  •  6 March 2014  •  Copenhagen Airport

Copenhagen Airport has a goal of CO2-neutral growth to 30 million passengers – and the ambition to maintain that goal while expanding to 40 million passengers...

Passenger Flow: A holistic approach to fast travel

Issue 5 2013  •  9 October 2013  •  Marie-Louise Lotz, Director of Passenger Services at Copenhagen Airports A/S

Marie-Louise Lotz, Director of Passenger Services at Copenhagen Airports A/S, details the airport’s World Class Hub strategy which uses self-service and e-initiatives to achieve seamless travel through the airport.

CPH opens expanded Terminal 2 and new bagage system

Airport news  •  13 June 2013  •  Copenhagen Airport (CPH)

After a year of extensive construction activity, Copenhagen Airport now opens a refurbished and expanded Terminal 2...

Copenhagen Airport introduces automated boarding pass scanners

Airport news  •  5 March 2013  •  Copenhagen Airport

When Copenhagen Airport introduce automated boarding pass scanners it will be easier and faster...

Ensuring a safer future for the aviation industry

Issue 1 2013  •  18 February 2013  •  Kim Thorbjørn Olsen Assistant Fire Chief, Copenhagen Airport

In May 2012, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and other specialists from different parts of the aviation industry set up large scale fire tests to compare compressed air foam systems (CAFS) with normal aspirated foam, using different foam products for Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) use to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Level B and Level C, including a comparison of fluorine-free foam with AFFF. These tests took place at the Centre National de Prévention et de Protection (CNPP) research facilities in Vernon, France, with the participation of UK CAA regulators, manufactures from the aviation and ARFF industries and airport fire fighters.

Copenhagen Airports has agreed to sell its ownership interest in Newcastle International Airport

Airport news  •  26 October 2012  •  Copenhagen Airports

Copenhagen Airports has agreed to sell its 49% interest in the share capital of NIAL...

Coping in Copenhagen

Issue 3 2012  •  6 June 2012  •  Dan Meincke, Director of Traffic and Airside Operations, Copenhagen Airport

The date was 23 December 2010. Copenhagen Airport (CPH) had prepared for the peak travel day of the Christmas season with 70,000 excited passengers ready to pass through its terminals. We were all ready and had successfully managed to handle traffic, despite several weeks of snow. What we did not know was that on that peak day in December, we were about to get 53cm of snow instead of the expected 10cm.I have never experienced anything like it during the 20 years I have been in charge of Copenhagen Airport's winter operations. We had snow bombs, as cold air was making the sea around us steam with snow clouds. But the combination of our experience, our extensive preparations and our many highly dedicated employees enabled us to get everybody home for Christmas. It was an incredible day, after a couple of weeks of severe winter weather that had almost closed down all air traffic in northern Europe and the UK. It was expensive for everybody, especially the airlines. Very expensive. What saved Christmas in 2010 for our passengers and airlines was our recent change of snow clearing methods, a change that enabled us to clear our 3.6km-long, and 45m-wide runways in less than 15 minutes.Although delays occurred, we were able to handle all traffic during the 35 days of snowfall that paralysed air traffic in several other countries that year.

Airport IT supplement (free to view)

Issue 6 2011  •  12 January 2012  •  Wayne Smith, Christian Poulsen, Christopher Stein

The influence that information technology has on airport operations cannot be underestimated. Almost every aspect of a passenger’s transit is controlled by the intricacies of efficient IT. Within this special IT supplement we have contributions from: Wayne Smith, Head of Information Services at Birmingham Airport and Christian Poulsen, Vice President, Assets and Technology at Copenhagen Airport. We also have a piece from Christopher Stein at the Siemens Infrastructure and Cities Sector explaining the workings of their airport operation and control centre.

Handling the heat

Issue 4 2011  •  8 August 2011  •  Kim T. Olsen, Assistant Fire Chief at Copenhagen Airport

Copenhagen Airport was opened on 20 April 1925 as one of the world’s first airports exclusively for civil traffic. Today the airport is one of the most modern in the world and has been awarded numerous awards for efficiency and customer satisfaction. Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s largest airport and is also one of the major hubs in Northern Europe.ARFF (Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting) is a highly specialised component of the fire fighting service. An aircraft accident presents itself with various hazards that can threaten aircraft occupants, the environment, local community and emergency responders. ARFF crews must respond quickly and with precision to minimise loss of life and injuries. Fortunately, serious accidents are rare but that means that skills can only be built through training and learning from others rather than from actual accident experience.

Copenhagen Airport chooses Bruel and Kjaer for new noise and flight monitoring project

Airport news  •  15 February 2011  •  CANSO

Copenhagen Airport (CPH), located just eight kilometres southeast of the city centre, is Scandinavia’s main airport...

Training and readiness is crucial for the fire and rescue staff at your airport

Issue 1 2010, Past issues  •  22 February 2010  •  Jens-Peter Larsen, Fire Chief, Copenhagen Airport, Denmark

Daily routines, training, readiness (the effort of being constantly ready) - are not new words when we are setting demands for our fire and rescue personnel. This article will give some examples in "lessons learned" from aircraft disasters, in order to give value to the words ‘daily routines', ‘training and readiness", and how to use the knowledge in a proactive way.

At the forefront with new wireless technology

Issue 5 2008, Past issues  •  30 September 2008  •  Henrik Bjørner Søe, Director, Marketing and Operations, Copenhagen Airport

Passengers are ready to use a new wireless technology that will make their travels easier and more fun. Copenhagen Airport is leading the way by being the first airport in Europe to be currently testing this technology, which is developed in collaboration with the IT University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark, Lyngsoe Systems and Blip Systems.

Prepared for the worst

Issue 2 2007, Past issues  •  3 April 2007  •  Mogens Kornbo, Vice President & COO, Real Estate and Operations, Copenhagen Airports A/S

Copenhagen Airport (CPH) is located on the borderline between cold Scandinavia and the more temperate northern European continent. This means that there are frequent and rapid changes from mild winter days to fierce blizzards. These changing weather conditions make great demands on the winter preparedness at the largest airport in Scandinavia.

A holistic approach to asset management

Issue 3 2006, Past issues  •  11 September 2006  •  Mogens Kornbo, Vice President and COO, Copenhagen Airports

Respect for quality, efficiency and economy drive asset management at Copenhagen Airports. Mogens Kornbo discusses how a holistic approach, tracking the broadest sector developments down to the smallest gear wheel, makes it possible to plan and build for the airport of tomorrow based on a flexible, total economy.


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