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Doha International Airport

31 July 2007 | By Akbar Al Baker, CEO Doha International Airport

Doha International Airport has undergone a remarkable transformation over the past few years – particularly since 2005, with huge expansion to cope with the sharp rise in demand for air travel to, from and beyond Qatar.

Bahrain International Airport: Then and now

31 July 2007 | By Capt. Abdulrahman Al Gaoud, Undersecretary for Civil Aviation Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain

For centuries the Kingdom of Bahrain was the centre of pearling in the Arabian Gulf. For just as long it has been the focus of the ancient trade routes interfacing Europe and the Middle East with Persia, the sub continent, Africa and beyond.

Bird strike prevention – SMS challenge and a green signal

31 July 2007 | By Luit Buurma, Honorary Chairman International Bird Strike Committee

Bird strike prevention is a splendid subject for the appreciation of an airport’s Safety Management System and even indicative for the maturity of its business plan. Airports are open systems by nature and by culture. Birds are free to migrate around the globe but are constrained in their possibilities to…

Ground Handling: A global perspective

31 July 2007 | By

In this Q & A session we brought together three heads of ground handling from three very different regions, to see how their outlooks varied.

Passenger movements at Schiphol

31 July 2007 | By Joep Lievers, Director of Infrastructure, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Richard Piper spoke to Joep Lievers, Director of Infrastructure, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, regarding the flow of passengers through the terminal building.

Denver International Airport: The December blizzard of ’06, a catalyst for change

31 July 2007 | By Turner W. West Co-Manager, Denver International Airport

On December 20, 2006, Denver International Airport faced a snowstorm that challenged every single aspect of the operation. The storm, now commonly referred to as the December Blizzard of ‘06, brought over 20 inches of snow, with wind gusts above 40 mph and white-out conditions to the Denver area.

Aviation Fuels – Looking to the future

31 July 2007 | By Jeff Poole, Director Industry Charges, Fuel and Taxation, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Jeff Poole, Director Industry Charges, Fuel and Taxation, answers our questions on the future of aviation fuels from an IATA perspective.

ePassports: Examining the benefits

31 July 2007 | By Mr. Mauricio Siciliano, MRTD Officer, Specifications and Guidance Material / Air Transport Bureau, ICAO

The issuance of ICAO-standard ePassports by some 45 member states of the organisation by year end 2007 and the inherent benefits included in this travel document, should drive the adoption of this latest-generation Machine Readable Travel Document (MRTD) by an increasing number of governments in the next few years.

Premier aviation hub of the region

7 June 2007 | By Mr Goh Yong Long, Director of Marketing and Communications, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)

The rapid growth in the air transport industry has been a driving force towards the development of civil aviation and airport operations in Singapore since the early 1900s. Over the years, Singapore has seen the development of three airports, namely Seletar Airport, Kallang Airport and Paya Lebar Airport, to cater…

Air rail intermodality – an overview

7 June 2007 | By Andrew Sharp, Director General, International Air-Rail Organisation

A rail connection is a real bonus to an airport. About 120 of the world’s airports have one or more rail links today: a further 300 are building them, planning them or considering them. While there are no clear definitions or boundaries, five different types of passenger rail connections to…

The Takeoff Hold Light

7 June 2007 | By Jim Patterson, Jr. Airport Safety Specialist, FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is developing a system called the Runway Status Light (RSL) System that is designed to automatically warn pilots of the ‘status’ of the runway on which they are about to land, depart, or cross. The system accomplishes this task by illuminating a series of red,…

Mitigating aviation’s impact on the environment

7 June 2007 | By Victor Aguado, Director General, Eurocontrol

Aviation faces a truly major challenge: growth. In the past 50 years, it has grown by a factor of 20 and annual growth of around 3-7% is expected in the next 20 years - which means that 1995 traffic will have doubled by 2020. The question is: how can this…

KL International Airport

7 June 2007 | By Dato’ Seri Bashir Ahmad, MD & CEO, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad

KL International Airport (KLIA), the international gateway to Malaysia is located in Sepang, 50 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur. Built on 10,000 hectares of land; it was officially launched on June 27th, 1998. This environmentally friendly airport, the first in the Asia Pacific region, was completed in four and a half…