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Issue 1 2008



T2 – Transforming Dublin Airport

4 February 2008 | By Mark Foley, Director of Capital Programmes, Dublin Airport Authority

The €2 billion ‘Transforming Dublin Airport’ programme, which is now in its third year, is one of the largest construction projects in Ireland.


The A380 at Frankfurt Airport

4 February 2008 | By René Steinhaus, Senior Sales Manager, Fraport AG

We quiz René Steinhaus, Senior Sales Manager at Fraport AG about the Airbus A380 at Frankfurt Airport...


Enhancing aviation security – How TSA is using technology, innovation, and collaboration to redefine screening operations

4 February 2008 | By Mike Golden, Assistant Administrator for Operational Process and Technology/Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer, FAA

How TSA is using technology, innovation, and collaboration to redefine screening operations The fundamental challenge of protecting passengers and transportation networks against an act of terrorism is a constantly changing, unpredictable threat environment. TSA knows that terrorists seek to exploit our weaknesses. We also know that terrorists attempt to adapt…


Detroit Metro Airport: Breaking new ground

4 February 2008 | By Lester Robinson, CEO, Wayne County Airport Authority

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) welcomes nearly 36 million passengers per year, making it the nation’s 11th busiest airport and the world’s 19th busiest in 2006 according to Airports Council International (ACI). Located approximately 26 miles (42 km) southeast of the major U.S. city of Detroit, Michigan, DTW is…


Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport – America’s northern gateway

4 February 2008 | By Jeff Hamiel, Executive Director, Metropolitan Airports Commission

To some, Minnesota is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” birthplace of the Mississippi River and a woodland paradise for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. To others, Minnesota is the cultural and financial king of the Upper Midwest, a mecca for music and the performing arts, and headquarters of 20 Fortune…


Houston Airport’s flying high in new era of international expansion

4 February 2008 | By Rick.M Vacar, A.A.E, Director of Aviation, Houston Airport System

On 5 December 2007, the long–awaited Houston-Dubai flight connecting two giants of the energy industry arrived at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). The new nonstop Emirates service is a perfect example of how airlines that until recently were not seen at Houston’s air terminals, are poised to take advantage…


Montréal-Trudeau Airport flying high

4 February 2008 | By James Cherry, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aéroports de Montréal

When the Airbus A380, the world’s largest jumbo jet, made its first trip to North America with passengers on board during a route verification flight from Paris last November, it was no surprise that its first stop – and only Canadian visit – was Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL).…


Copenhagen’s new tower: advanced solutions to exceptional challenges

4 February 2008 | By Morten Dambæk, Director General, Naviair

When in 1716, the Danish Empress Katharina drove up to the top of the Round Tower at Copenhagen’s Trinitatis church in a horse-drawn carriage with her husband Peter the Great, she set a certain precedent in remarkable tower transport operations. But 291 years later the tradition has been maintained, when…


Extending self-service

4 February 2008 | By Philippe Bruyère, Programme Director, Simplifying Business, IATA

A world in which a passenger has more choice and can control more aspects of air travel is IATA’s vision for its Fast Travel programme. The sight of a passenger entering information into a kiosk is no longer exclusive to airports in Europe or North America. Airports and airlines all…