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Issue 2 2015



Better together: Airports in the era of integrated airspace management

13 April 2015 | By

Airports are complex places—there are many constraints, some landside and some airside, and all airports need efficient access to airspace. This is especially important at large and complex airports, which typically become constrained by available flightpaths for arrivals and departures as they expand. Smaller airports can also benefit from airspace…


Sochi International Airport: Russia under wide Open Skies

13 April 2015 | By

Sochi International Airport, the main port of entry for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, gained Open Skies status in October 2014. This will help it to attract new carriers, boost passenger traffic and improve Sochi’s tourism attractiveness, explains Andrey Elinson, Chair of the Board at airport operator Basel Aero.


Airport Security supplement 2015

20 March 2015 | By

In this Airport Security supplement, István Szabó explains how Budapest Airport's security has improved following the opening of its new terminal in 2011, and Marek Najman explains how Václav Havel Airport Prague has modernised to improve threat detection...


Opening up air traffic management with SWIM

20 March 2015 | By Stéphane Dubet, Head of R&D at DSNA’s Aeronautical Information Service

Stéphane Dubet, Head of R&D at DSNA’s Aeronautical Information Service explains how System Wide Information Management (SWIM) is being used within the context of SESAR to improve information sharing between stakeholders, leading to reduced costs, improved efficiency and greater capacity in the ATM network.


Airport fire & rescue services: Implementing and complying with new EASA rules

20 March 2015 | By Kim Olsen, Head of Copenhagen Airport’s Fire & Rescue Academy

New rules from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for airport rescue and firefighting services will soon begin to be implemented in European airports. This will be an interesting and demanding process to be certified by the new rules for many airports. Kim Olsen, Head of Copenhagen Airport’s Fire &…


Is collaboration the answer to airport’s environmental challenges?

20 March 2015 | By Sharon Mahony, Project Leader, EUROCONTROL

Everyday environmental impacts, in general noise and emissions, are significant constraining factors for efficient and sustainable airport operations, particularly in Europe, due to their effect on the quality of life and health of local communities. The industry is also under pressure to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. In order to…


Airport Development: Redesigning Rostov Airport

20 March 2015 | By Matt Cartwright and Alex Bitus of Twelve Architects

With the football World Cup arriving in 2018, the Russian city of Rostov on Don needed to replace its current airport with one that would expand its capacity well into the future. Matt Cartwright and Alex Bitus of Twelve Architects explain how it approached its design for the all new…


Preparing for the future: A new approach at Vienna Airport

20 March 2015 | By Mag. Julian Jäger, Management Board member, Vienna Airport (VIE)

Located at the very heart of Europe, Vienna Airport (VIE) is a strategically important airport in the region. As Management Board member Mag. Julian Jäger explains, VIE has made substantial progress in the past year in terms of the expansion and modernisation of infrastructure, its strategy to save costs and…


Athens International Airport boosts Greek business

20 March 2015 | By International Airport Review

28th March 2001 marked the onset of a new era for air transport in Greece, with the opening of the Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’, which has contributed to the transformation of the capital as one of the most modern, functional and safest airports in the world.