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Handling the A380

10 June 2005 | By Dr. Thilo Stilp, Manager Ground Operations & Environment, Airbus, A380 Program

Although in the past airlines have been more involved in the design an active dialogue with ground handlers and suppliers has ensured an easier entry into services, writes Dr. Thilo Stilp.

Operations and fuel conference report

10 June 2005 | By John Armbrust, President, Armbrust Aviation Group (AAG)

Highlights of the agenda at the most recent International Airport Operations/Jet Fuel Conference at Orlando, Florida included talks on fuel delivery infrastructure problems, ramp safety and Common Use Ramp Equipment.

Common use is common sense

10 June 2005 | By IATA Corporate Communications, Geneva

The International Air Transport Association continues to spearhead the industry initiative to ‘simplify’ the business.

Lighting the Way

10 June 2005 | By Paul Jones, Manager of Airport Safety Technology Section, Federal Aviation Administration

To help reach its 2015 prediction of a billion passengers travelling on commercial aircraft, part of the FAA’s Technology R&D program is concentrating on taxiway and obstruction lighting.

An eye on the ground

10 June 2005 | By Chris Diggins, Head of Airports Systems Engineering, NATS (UK)

Comprehensive surveillance of the airfield surface is coming of age in Europe with the deployment of A-SMGCS (Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems)...

Why UK airport capacity matters

10 June 2005 | By Keith Jowett, Chief Executive, Airport Operators Association

The impending threat of ‘capacity crunch’ has prompted the UK airport industry into action over its own future.

The jet fuel infrastructure crisis

10 June 2005 | By Robert M Sturtz, Managing Director Strategic Sourcing- Fuel, United Airlines

In this article Bob Sturtz explores the factors that are leaving jet fuel delivery infrastructure lagging behind air travel growth.

Global ATC issues

10 June 2005 | By Marc Baumgartner, President and CEO, International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Association (IFATCA) and Nicos Lyrakides, EVP Europe

The President of IFATCA shares his views on where the value lies in the global ATM arena.

Riga: The crossroads of The Baltic

16 March 2005 | By Dzintars Pomers CEO, Riga International Airport and Governing Board Member, ACI World

The wave of EU accession that has swept Riga International Airport into its position of enviable growth has not been secured complacently, but with constant development, careful planning and the continual innovation necessary to move on from its Soviet heritage, Riga Airport CEO Dzintars Pomers writes.

Eurocontrol and European airports

16 March 2005 | By Paul Wilson, Head of Airport Throughput Business Division, Eurocontrol

A recent and very detailed study by Eurocontrol into the evolution of traffic demand revealed some significant information for airports. Known as the Challenges to Growth 2004 Study, this work updated a previous report that was completed in 2001.

Moving to mainstream

16 March 2005 | By Jonathan Esslinger, P.E., F.ASCE, Director, Transportation and Development Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers

Pedestrian districts free of dangerous street traffic and environmental threats. Special taxi, parcel delivery and car-sharing services. Comfortable high density living. Given that mass transit only satisfies 2% of urban travel in the U.S., such visions are difficult.

Fixing the aviation value system

16 March 2005 | By Alexander ter Kuile Secretary General, CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Service Organisation)

Liberalisation of sections of the aviation industry has encouraged development, but with the effectiveness of the ATM sector continuing to be hampered by government control, CANSO argues that a clear separation between the service providers and the regulators would benefit all.

An introduction to China’s airports

16 March 2005 | By JF Pearson, China

As China continues to establish itself in the global market place, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the country’s transportation network must match its booming market in order for growth to continue.

Liège Airport – plans with wings

16 March 2005 | By Luc Partoune Managing Director, Liège Airport

323 tonnes of freight handled in 1994 / 380,000 tonnes in 2004. These statistics illustrate the success of Liège Airport’s strategy and, according to Luc Partoune, Managing Director of Liège Airport, this is only the beginning; armed with a number of development plans management team SAB have set their sights…

A roadmap to better security

16 March 2005 | By International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

ICAO’s approach to aviation security continues to involve the monitoring of Annex 17 compliance alongside AVSEC training, whilst assisting with the implementation of new technologies to improve security and efficiency.