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Issue 1 2010



A-CDM: Globally interoperable and mutually beneficial

22 February 2010 | By Tim Hardy, Airside Director, BAA

Picture the scene. A Boeing 747 has just arrived at the end of a long journey from Hong Kong or Los Angeles, taxis from the runway to an airport terminal and then is unable to park on its allocated stand. The captain sheepishly comes onto the PA system and announces…


Serving Southern Nevada

22 February 2010 | By Rosemary A. Vassiliadis, Deputy Director, Clark County Department of Aviation, McCarran International Airport (LAS)

2009 was a challenging year for the aviation industry, as a widespread economic slowdown cast a pall over the development plans of numerous airports around the globe.


A world class facility with the flexibility to change

22 February 2010 | By Kim Day, Aviation Manager, Denver International Airport

February 27, 1995. It was called Push Night. A winter storm threatened and at Denver's worn and venerable Stapleton Airport, the airlines had cut back flight schedules and were keeping skeleton crews. In the evening dusk, lines of tugs hauled equipment northward in the largest logistical movement, outside of a…


ASTM Friction Standards Efforts 2009

22 February 2010 | By Frank Holt, Chairman, ASTM Committee E17 Vehicle Pavement Systems

ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organisations in the world. It is a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems and services. Known for their high technical quality and market relevancy, ASTM International standards have an important role in the information infrastructure that guides…


Adjusting to change…

22 February 2010 | By Thomas J. Kinton Jr., CEO and Executive Director, Massachusetts Port Authority

The so-called "Great Recession" of the past two years has been one of the most challenging periods in the history of North American aviation. At Boston Logan International Airport, for example, traffic has fallen off by nearly two million passengers (from an all-time high of 28.1 million) since the economic…


When winter hits, Prague Airport will be ready!

22 February 2010 | By Jan Kadlec, Head of Airfield Operations, Prague Airport, Czech Republic

Prague/Ruzyne Airport is the largest international airport in Central Europe and is the gateway to the continent. That means operations must be ensured even under adverse weather conditions. The winter time period officially starts on November 1 and ends March 31, but the dates are always adapted to climatic conditions,…


Training and readiness is crucial for the fire and rescue staff at your airport

22 February 2010 | By Jens-Peter Larsen, Fire Chief, Copenhagen Airport, Denmark

Daily routines, training, readiness (the effort of being constantly ready) - are not new words when we are setting demands for our fire and rescue personnel. This article will give some examples in "lessons learned" from aircraft disasters, in order to give value to the words ‘daily routines', ‘training and…


Design and preparation for smooth baggage handling operations

22 February 2010 | By Koh Ming Sue, Director, Engineering & Master Planning Division, Changi Airport Group and Mr Lim Yi , Executive Engineer, Specialised Airport Systems, Changi Airport Group

Changi Airport's latest passenger handling facility, Terminal 3, opened in January 2008. Designed with spectacular architecture, lush natural light-filled ambience and superb effici­ency, this ultra modern facility has an annual handling capacity of 22 million passengers, boosting the total handling capacity of Changi Airport to 70 million passengers per year.…


Approach lighting system safety

22 February 2010 | By Dr. Ron Gibbons, Mr. Chris Edwards and Dr. Antonio Trani, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI)

The current standards and criteria to implement approach lighting systems are based on the number of aircraft operations, the type of airport operations, and the design criteria of runway operations. These criteria do not address issues such as the safety of passengers and rescue personnel after an aircraft accident/incident.


Research rapidly progresses as airlines eagerly await alternative fuels

22 February 2010 | By James Hileman and William Litant, PARTNER

In a keynote address at the September 30, 2009 meeting of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuel Initiative (CAAFI) in Washington, DC, Air Transport Association Chairman and UAL Corp. CEO Glen Tilton emphasised, "... there clearly is a market (for aviation alternative fuels). There are buyers. There is certainly interest."