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Picking up the pace

16 June 2006 | By Bryan Wilson, Project Director – Electronic Ticketing, IATA

With IATA’s e-ticketing initiative drawing to a close, Bryan Wilson discusses the savings for airlines that convert and the costs for those that fail to.

Towards a quieter future: The Christchurch example

16 June 2006 | By K McAnergney, Manager - Airport Planning, Christchurch International Airport

Summary of an address to the Aviation and Environment Summit 2006 by K McAnergney, Manager - Airport Planning, Christchurch International Airport. Christchurch International Airport Ltd (CIAL) is the Airport that provides the main aviation gateway to the South Island of New Zealand. But where on earth is New Zealand? Comprising…

Talking TETRA for operational gains

10 June 2006 | By Ben Sampson

Instances of airports switching to the digital TETRA mobile radio systems are on the increase, but does this system offer a worthwhile improvement over existing technologies?

The renaissance continues

17 March 2006 | By William R. DeCota, Director of Aviation, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

William R. DeCota outlines how JFK airport has set about meeting the needs of an ever-increasing customer base…

Non stop service

17 March 2006 | By Wolfgang Hammerstädt, Executive Vice President of the newly re-organised Business Division Ground Handling, Munich Airport

For more than 80 years, the ground handlers at Flughafen München GmbH (FMG) have been ensuring that their customers are on ‘solid ground’ when it comes to aircraft handling. Wolfgang Hammerstädt shares the secrets of their success. Ground handling at Munich Airport is driven by the mission to provide: ‘Outstanding…

Aeronautical Ground Lighting

17 March 2006 | By Ferran Balcells Serra, Head of the Standardisation and Maintenance Division, Directorate of Infrastructures, AENA

Ferran Balcells offers a guide to Aeronautical Ground Lighting and an insight into the role that ICAO has played in its development.

Biometrics and airport access control

17 March 2006 | By Alan Medlock, Service Delivery Director, London City Airport

Biometrics has played an important role in efforts to strengthen airport security. Here Alan Medlock outlines how London City Airport has used Biometrics to implement a cost-effective, user-friendly and secure employee identification system.

Wireless fleet management

17 March 2006 | By James H. Rember P.E., U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate and Anthony T. (Buzz) Cerino, BPS, LLC, Principal, Bedminster, PA, USA

The successes and results achieved during the WFMS testing and an explanation of other security-related applications underway for this technology are delivered here by James H. Remer and Anthony T. Cerino.

Paving the way for the A380

17 March 2006 | By Cyril Fabre, Pavement Manager, Airbus

In preparation for the increasing introduction of heavy aircraft and new types of landing gear (e.g. B777 and A380), AIRBUS, STBA and LCPC undertook an ambitious research programme to define a more efficient pavement design method.

AIM service provision in the light of SES

17 March 2006 | By Raimund Fridrich, Head of Corporate Publishing, Skyguide

The term Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) is relatively new and covers not only the former Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) but also MET and other geospacial aviation data (e.g. Airport data). Its role and the services it offers are already changing significantly. In the future, AIM will be fully based on…

Accommodating the low cost revolution

17 March 2006 | By Richard de Neufville, Professor of Engineering Systems, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The issue of whether ’low-cost terminals are good for airports' is controversial and airports and airlines have diametrically opposite views. Speaking on behalf of the Airports Council International, its director general said: “LCCs [low-cost carriers] simply do not want the same services as legacy carriers (which form the bulk of…

The case for – Common Use Self Service

17 March 2006 | By Paul Behan, Project Manager – CUSS, IATA

Paul Behan considers the advantages of Common Use Self Service kiosks and how sharing the cost of their installation, can mean sharing the benefits. The case for Common Use Self Service (CUSS) kiosks for check-in has always been robust. The concept is simple. Installing check-in kiosks that can be shared…

Planning for the 21st Century

25 November 2005 | By Hanan Sayed Worrell, Manager of projects, SCADIA

Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will soon deliver a massive expansion of airport capacity with far less difficulty and in a more cost-effective manner than other comparable airports in the region and around the world.

Heathrow prepares for the A380

25 November 2005 | By Steve Elliott, Head of Projects, Heathrow Airport, BAA

Heathrow will welcome the A380 into service next year, and in this article its had of projects discusses the modifications carried out to make this possible.

Winter optimisation

25 November 2005 | By Thomas Torsten-Meyer and Henning Pfisterer, Vice President Airport Operations and Duty Officer, Manager of Airport Safety, Munich Airport

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.