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Issue 1 2006
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…