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Ground lighting at LGW

16 March 2005 | By Tim Hardy, General Manager Airside, BAA Gatwick

London Gatwick is the world’s busiest single runway airport in the world and therefore values the smooth running and maintenance of its lighting systems, writes Tim Hardy.

The IRFI – ready for the real world?

16 March 2005 | By Angelo Boccanfuso, Senior Development Officer (R&D), Transportation Development Centre, Transport Canada

The development of an international runway friction index is a testament to international cooperation within the aviation industry. Now with most technical milestones passed, Angelo Boccanfuso reports from the latest IMAPCR that further consensus on practical implementation and funding are now needed.

Implementing SMS in Germany

16 March 2005 | By Henning Pfisterer, Airport Safety Manager and Airport Duty Officer, Munich International Airport

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.

An approach to using biometric technologies

16 March 2005 | By Keith Rhodes, Chief Technologist, U.S. Government Accountability Office and Richard Hung  Assistant Director, Centre for Technology and Engineering

Biometric technologies offer the future of security technology, but integrating cutting-edge technology alone may not automatically solve all your security problems. Here U.S. Government experts offer an approach that may help.

Handling the Olympics

16 March 2005 | By Michael Rumpf, Head of Baggage Handling Services, Athens International Airport (AIA)

According to the head of baggage handling at AIA, the immense demands placed on the baggage handling services during the 2004 Olympics prompted some unconventional solutions.

Accessible aircraft boarding

16 March 2005 | By Dr. Katharine Hunter-Zaworski, PE, Director of the National Center for Accessible Transportation

Although great strides have been made in the area of increasing accessibility to transport, it remains difficult for many people with disabilities to utilise air transport. The National Centre for Accessible Transportation (NCAT) aims to make air travel more pleasant, efficient and dignified for travellers, both with and without disabilities,…

Orchestrating airport operation

16 March 2005 | By Andrea Baroni, Head of Airport Operations, Unique and Jürgen Weder, Partner, Neuropie Consulting

How web-based application software is helping the airport operator Unique to carry out its management role at Zurich Airport.

Runway friction and strength research

16 March 2005 | By Adrian J. van Leest, Project Manager, CROW Research

This article from this Dutch research organisation outlines some of the recently finished and on-going projects dealing with airport pavement technology research in The Netherlands, including work on friction measurement devices and runway classification.

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