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Issue 2 2010



Providing guidance and assistance to the South American region

5 April 2010 | By Franklin Hoyer, ICAO South American, Regional Office Director

Ever since its creation in October, the South American (SAM) Regional Office of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) continues to actively support the development of air transport throughout the region, largely within the context of specific projects and close collaboration with specialised aviation organisations. The closest links are with…


Transforming the UK Border

5 April 2010 | By Brodie Clark, Head of the UK Border Force

The UK has one of the toughest borders in the world and we are determined to ensure it stays that way.


Integrating Airports into the future Air Traffic Management System

5 April 2010 | By David McMillan, Director General, EUROCONTROL

Aviation has been especially badly hit by the economic crisis. Airlines worldwide lost €7.9 billion in 2009 and a further €4 billion loss is forecast for 2010. Traffic in Europe declined by 6.6% in 2009 – the biggest fall on record and one which has had a severe impact on…


Reducing the environmental impacts of ground operations and departing aircraft

5 April 2010 | By Kevin Morris, Aviation and Environment Manager, A|D|S

Following on from the successful “Arrivals Code of Practice”, UK aerospace industry experts from the airlines, airports, air traffic controllers, CAA and DfT chaired by A|D|S, have been working towards a similar Code of Practice for Ground Operations and Departing Aircraft. A ‘Departures and Ground Operations Code of Practice’ has…


Are you ready to simplify your business?

5 April 2010 | By Philippe Bruyère, Global Head, Passenger Division, IATA

Losses continue. Routes are being cut. Industry numbers are down. Passengers are demanding better service. The industry needs new ways of delivering services that fundamentally change its cost base but also improve customer convenience. Enter IATA’s Simplifying the Business (StB) programme. StB began in 2004. Its mission is to change…


Successfully meeting the future demands on UK airspace

5 April 2010 | By Mark Swan, Director of Airspace Policy, UK CAA

Aviation – facilitated by the effective management of airspace – enables economies to operate more efficiently, enhances people’s opportunity for travel and leisure, and has a key role to play, for the military, in ensuring national security. It is likely that the pressure on the UK’s airspace capacity will continue…


The Argentine experience travels to Ecuador and Uruguay

5 April 2010 | By Ernesto Gutiérrez, CEO, Corporación América

Corporación América is experienced in the management of 33 airports within Argentina and as the Company is focused in sharing said experience with Latin America, they have recently opened a tremendous terminal in Uruguay, and are about to start constructing a Green-building feature airport in Ecuador. They also own one…


Jorge Chávez International Airport

5 April 2010 | By Mr. Jaime Daly, CEO, Lima Airport Partners

When it was opened on December 30 1965, Jorge Chávez, in addition to the facilities commonly associated with an international airport, boasted a fully-staffed crèche, equipped with special seating, playpens and toys, as well as a mezzanine nightclub able to cater to 310 diners and decorated with stylised Inca drapes.…


Vienna International Airport prepares for the winter

5 April 2010 | By Vienna International Airport

Vienna International Airport is well equipped for the coming winter. In addition to roughly 500 employees who are prepared for any emergency, this ready-to-act status is supported by continuous contact with the weather service, runway and taxiway sensors and high-tech equipment.


Friction testing at Swedish airports

5 April 2010 | By Fredrik Nilsson, Airport Engineer, LFV Group

There are many parameters that have an impact on the aircraft traffic at an airport. Wind and runway conditions are some of the parameters needed for the pilot to calculate if he or she can take off or land at an airport. The friction value is one of the parameters…


A must-attend for rescue and civil security services

5 April 2010 | By Courtesy of Deutsche Messe

From 7 to 12 June 2010, Leipzig, Germany,will be the place to be for anyone involved in the rescue and civil security services. The Leipzig Exhibition Centre will be hosting INTERSCHUTZ 2010, the international trade fair for everything the global market has to offer for the rescue, fire prevention, disaster…


The world’s largest annual security event returns

5 April 2010 | By International Airport Review

IFSEC, the world’s largest annual security event, returns from 10 – 13 May 2010 to the NEC Birmingham. The event will provide security installers, manufacturers, distributors, IT integrators, end-users and consultants with a platform to keep up to date with the ever-changing developments of the global security industry.