International Airport Review Issue 1 2021
In this issue we feature articles from industry experts on a vast range of topics including: the new era of post-pandemic travel; noise abatement; the construction of the new main terminal at Portland International Airport; and the Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC) at Cranfield University, which aims to bring together sector leads from across the aviation industry within a collaborative research environment to create, experiment and challenge the digital status quo.
Included in this issue:
- Leaders’ Series
Brace your airport for the new era of air travel
Vivian Cheung, Executive Director of Airport Operations at Airport Authority Hong Kong, explains how Hong Kong International Airport has been using the downtime during the pandemic to invest in biometric and touchless technologies, open test facilities, play its part in the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and even clean the entire terminal ceiling.
- Challenging the digital status quo at Cranfield University’s DARTeC
Currently under construction, the Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC) at Cranfield University aims to bring together sector leads from across the aviation industry within a collaborative research environment to create, experiment and challenge the digital status quo. International Airport Review’s Junior Editor, Leah Hockley, spoke with three academics from the centre – Dr Saba Al-Rubaye, Dr Thomas Budd and Dr Dimitrios Panagiotakopoulos – about their roles, the research that they are undertaking and what they hope to achieve by working at DARTeC.
- The population’s daily movement and activities: does it matter for aircraft noise impact assessment?
Aviation noise is an unwanted side-effect for residential communities surrounding airports. The ANIMA Project aims to develop new methodologies, approaches and tools to manage and mitigate the impact of aviation noise. Emir Ganić, Research Associate at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering; Ferenc Marki, Associate Professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and Head of the Laboratory of Acoustics and Studio Technologies; and Dr Dirk Schreckenberg, Psychologist and Managing Partner of ZEUS GmbH, Germany, explain how aircraft noise exposure is affecting people on the ground.
- Building America’s favourite airport
Vince Granato, Chief Projects Officer at the Port of Portland, talks to International Airport Review about the construction of the new main terminal at Portland International Airport, which has been built with biophilic design principles and takes inspiration from the surrounding landscapes and streets of the city.
- In-Depth Focus on ATC/ATC
With articles from Duncan Auld, President and CEO of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations; Franck Goldnadel, Chairman of the Board of Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur; and Peter F. Dumont, President and CEO of the Air Traffic Control Association.
- In-Depth Focus on Winter Operations
With articles from Montréal-Trudeau International Airport; Mark Beveridge, Operations Director at Aberdeen International Airport; and Steve Maybee, Vice President of Operations and Infrastructure at Edmonton International Airport.
- Guide To…Baggage Handling
Featuring articles form Mirjam Van den Bogaard, COO of Eindhoven Airport; Andrew Price, former Head of Global Baggage Operations at the International Air Transport Association; and Darin Juby, Director of Baggage Services at Toronto Pearson Airport.
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