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Issue 3 2007



Premier aviation hub of the region

7 June 2007 | By Mr Goh Yong Long, Director of Marketing and Communications, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)

The rapid growth in the air transport industry has been a driving force towards the development of civil aviation and airport operations in Singapore since the early 1900s. Over the years, Singapore has seen the development of three airports, namely Seletar Airport, Kallang Airport and Paya Lebar Airport, to cater…


Air rail intermodality – an overview

7 June 2007 | By Andrew Sharp, Director General, International Air-Rail Organisation

A rail connection is a real bonus to an airport. About 120 of the world’s airports have one or more rail links today: a further 300 are building them, planning them or considering them. While there are no clear definitions or boundaries, five different types of passenger rail connections to…


The Takeoff Hold Light

7 June 2007 | By Jim Patterson, Jr. Airport Safety Specialist, FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is developing a system called the Runway Status Light (RSL) System that is designed to automatically warn pilots of the ‘status’ of the runway on which they are about to land, depart, or cross. The system accomplishes this task by illuminating a series of red,…


Mitigating aviation’s impact on the environment

7 June 2007 | By Victor Aguado, Director General, Eurocontrol

Aviation faces a truly major challenge: growth. In the past 50 years, it has grown by a factor of 20 and annual growth of around 3-7% is expected in the next 20 years - which means that 1995 traffic will have doubled by 2020. The question is: how can this…


KL International Airport

7 June 2007 | By Dato’ Seri Bashir Ahmad, MD & CEO, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad

KL International Airport (KLIA), the international gateway to Malaysia is located in Sepang, 50 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur. Built on 10,000 hectares of land; it was officially launched on June 27th, 1998. This environmentally friendly airport, the first in the Asia Pacific region, was completed in four and a half…


Canada’s Restricted Area Identification Card Program

7 June 2007 | By Rob Durward, Director, Technical Programs. Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA)

On April 11, 2002, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) was created as a Crown Corporation to assume a more direct role in Canada's aviation security. One aspect of this new security role was to develop a secure biometric enrolment and identity verification program to prevent unauthorised individuals from…


Setting the standard

7 June 2007 | By Marcello Pagnozzi, ETSI Technical Officer for TETRA

ETSI is an independent, non-profit organisation whose mission is to produce telecommunications standards for today and the future. This article looks at ETSI’s work and interviews Marcello Pagnozzi, ETSI Technical Officer for TETRA, to find out more about ETSI’s work in developing TETRA standards.


Hong Kong International Airport continues to grow

7 June 2007 | By

Determined to maintain its position as the world's premier hub for international aviation, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is committed to providing safe, secure, efficient and reliable service to all of its customers.


Runway Friction Measurement Activities in the US

7 June 2007 | By Thomas J Yager, Senoir Research Engineer, NASA

During the past year, several new runway friction measurement activities have been initiated and progress has been made to improve measurement equipment, techniques and recommended procedures. The purpose of this article is to acquaint you, the reader, with recent developments including...


New FAA pavement design software

3 April 2007 | By Dr. David R. Brill, Program Manager, Airport Pavement Technology and William J. Hughes, Technical Center, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

After a 10-year research and development effort, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is set to debut a new software package for airport pavement thickness design. The new program is called FAA Rigid and Flexible Iterative Elastic Layered Design, but is known by its acronym, FAArfield. In addition to putting the…