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Issue 1 2006



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…