Henning Pfisterer - Articles and news items
The implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) at international airports was one of the most considerable changes in the regulatory framework for the operation and licensing of aerodromes in recent years. According to an ICAO requirement that came into effect in November 2005, international airports must have a Safety Management System in place as a fundamental prerequisite for aerodrome licensing. As an ICAO Standard, this requirement under Annex 14 to the 1944 Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation, must be transposed into binding national legislation by each ICAO member state.
Controlling ice and snow in major hub operations is an increasingly challenging task. In this article, Munich Airport reveals what it takes to remain open through the winter months.
With the November 2005 date looming for meeting ICAO’s requirement for the implementation of SMS, Henning Pfisterer of Munich Airport gives an update on how the Germany airport industry is fulfilling these requirements.