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Issue 1 2011



Dublin unveils forward thinking terminal

26 January 2011 | By Ciaran Scanlon, Project Director (T2) Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport Authority (DAA)

Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2 was officially opened by the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, Brian Cowen on November 19, 2010, to broad acclaim. The new facility, the largest public building ever constructed in Ireland, represents the centrepiece of the Dublin Airport Authority’s (DAA) €1.2 billion investment programme at the airport…


Second wing of Warsaw

26 January 2011 | By Przemyslaw Przybylski, Senior Press Officer and Spokesman for Warsaw International Airport

Warsaw, the largest city of Europe’s fastest developing aviation market, is aiming to complete the construction of a second auxiliary airport at a dis-used military base in nearby Modlin. The country is due to joint host the European Football Championships in 2012 and work has already began to make sure…


The Danish Way

26 January 2011 | By Halldor Halldorsson, Business Sector Manager for the Danish Export Association and Michael Niels Thorsen, Chairman of Danish Airport Group

While airlines are struggling to minimize their loss, which according to IATA will continue in 2011, the biggest challenge for airports is to secure enough capacity in the years to come and at the same time to deliver cheap services to high safety standards. Many airports are now on the…


Dangerous Goods, The hidden risks to commercial aviation

26 January 2011 | By Geoff Leach, Manager of the Dangerous Goods office at the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

11 May 1996. After a delay caused by a mechanical problem Valujet flight 592, a Douglas DC-9-32 with 105 passengers and five crew onboard pushes back from the gate at Miami International Airport for departure to Atlanta. Twenty minutes later, after taxiing to runway 9 Left, the aircraft is airborne…


The integrated approach to Airport security

26 January 2011 | By Uwe Karl, Head of Building Technology at Siemens (Airport Solutions)

Security has become an ever increasing feature of our daily lives and nowhere is this more readily apparent than in the airport. For the majority of passengers, the most overt indicator is the queue at the security checkpoint as more rigorous checks on passengers and their luggage cause bottlenecks. While…


Concorde Ruling: A timely reminder of runway risks

26 January 2011 | By Phil McLachlan, MD QinetiQ Airport Technologies

National headlines for the aviation industry in December 2010 were mostly about snow, closed airports and angry passengers. But amidst the acres of newsprint on the weather and stranded travellers was a court ruling that could actually have much greater implications for the future of the industry and for air…


Mapping out Europe’s air traffic masterplan

26 January 2011 | By Anne Lambert, NATS Director of European and Government Affairs

The volcanic ash cloud over Europe was one of the biggest news stories of 2010. For the air traffic control industry, it also meant an unprecedented length of time under the media spotlight...


Keeping friction consistent

26 January 2011 | By Frank Holt, ASTM International Committee Member

ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organisations in the world-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 design, manufacturing and…


Smooth winter maintenance safeguards Helsinki’s Asian strategy

26 January 2011 | By Tim Bird, Freelance Writer

While many airports across Europe are suffering delays and disruption as winter sets in, Helsinki is taking the conditions in its stride – as it does from year-to-year. The success of its strategy as a fast, efficient hub for flights between Europe and Asia depends on it. It’s the week…


Frankfurt weathers the winter challenge

26 January 2011 | By

The winter weather challenges of 2010, at the beginning and towards the end of the year, further exasperated an already turbulent year in European aviation. At Frankfurt Airport, aircraft movements grew by only 0.3 percent in 2010 to 464,432 takeoffs and landings.