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Issue 2 2005



Talking TETRA for operational gains

10 June 2006 | By Ben Sampson

Instances of airports switching to the digital TETRA mobile radio systems are on the increase, but does this system offer a worthwhile improvement over existing technologies?


A decade’s worth of perspective

16 June 2005 | By Anthony T. (Buzz) Cerino, U.S. Dept of Homeland Security, TSA, Office of Security Technology - Transportation Security Laboratory, Communications Technology Lead

Use of Radio Frequency Identification technology in the aviation industry has been a long time coming, but, writes Anthony Cerino, the wait is over with - probably.


A European approach to security

16 June 2005 | By Robert Missen, Deputy Head of Unit Aviation and Maritime Security, European Commission (EC)

Several steps were taken by the EC in order to safeguard airports post 9/11, including an approach to security inspections different from existing ICAO checks.


A new airport for Berlin and Brandenburg

10 June 2005 | By Thomas Weyer, Managing Director Engineering / BBI

Berlin’s Schönefeld Airport has been host of the ILA since 1992 and is currently Germany’s boom airport. As of 2006 it is being expanded to become the new capital city airport - Berlin Brandenburg International (BBI).


Handling the A380

10 June 2005 | By Dr. Thilo Stilp, Manager Ground Operations & Environment, Airbus, A380 Program

Although in the past airlines have been more involved in the design an active dialogue with ground handlers and suppliers has ensured an easier entry into services, writes Dr. Thilo Stilp.


Operations and fuel conference report

10 June 2005 | By John Armbrust, President, Armbrust Aviation Group (AAG)

Highlights of the agenda at the most recent International Airport Operations/Jet Fuel Conference at Orlando, Florida included talks on fuel delivery infrastructure problems, ramp safety and Common Use Ramp Equipment.


Common use is common sense

10 June 2005 | By IATA Corporate Communications, Geneva

The International Air Transport Association continues to spearhead the industry initiative to ‘simplify’ the business.


Lighting the Way

10 June 2005 | By Paul Jones, Manager of Airport Safety Technology Section, Federal Aviation Administration

To help reach its 2015 prediction of a billion passengers travelling on commercial aircraft, part of the FAA’s Technology R&D program is concentrating on taxiway and obstruction lighting.


An eye on the ground

10 June 2005 | By Chris Diggins, Head of Airports Systems Engineering, NATS (UK)

Comprehensive surveillance of the airfield surface is coming of age in Europe with the deployment of A-SMGCS (Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems)...


Why UK airport capacity matters

10 June 2005 | By Keith Jowett, Chief Executive, Airport Operators Association

The impending threat of ‘capacity crunch’ has prompted the UK airport industry into action over its own future.


The jet fuel infrastructure crisis

10 June 2005 | By Robert M Sturtz, Managing Director Strategic Sourcing- Fuel, United Airlines

In this article Bob Sturtz explores the factors that are leaving jet fuel delivery infrastructure lagging behind air travel growth.


Global ATC issues

10 June 2005 | By Marc Baumgartner, President and CEO, International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Association (IFATCA) and Nicos Lyrakides, EVP Europe

The President of IFATCA shares his views on where the value lies in the global ATM arena.