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Issue 3 2008



World class environmental management

30 May 2008 | By Janell Barrilleaux, Director of Environmental Programmes, Denver International Airport

Located on 53 square miles of prairie land northeast of Denver, Denver International Airport (DEN) is a unique place in a unique setting, facing both environmental challenges and opportunities. Owned by the City of Denver, DEN is the newest major airport in the United States. The airport has been recognised…


Manchester Airports Group – Environmental Agenda

30 May 2008 | By Penny Coates, Managing Director, Manchester Airports Group, Regional Airports Division

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) announced in 2006 that all ground operations within the Group - Manchester, East Midlands, Bournemouth and Humberside - would be carbon neutral by 2015.


The UK Border Agency

30 May 2008 | By Lin Homer, Chief Executive, UK Border Agency

Richard Piper speaks to Lin Homer, Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency, about what is being done to strengthen UK borders and how they are utilising the latest advances in technology.


Protecting airport infrastructure

30 May 2008 | By Martin Aggar, Chairman, British Security Industry Association (BSIA) Civil Aviation Section

The requirements of security measures and associated procedures to protect the infrastructure of airports are significant and increasingly important. For, in addition to the airlines and other aviation operators using airports, the travelling public, staff, suppliers, contractors and maintenance companies also need to be included in any protective strategy. This…


Change and challenge in European Air Traffic Management

30 May 2008 | By David McMillan, Director General, EUROCONTROL

It might be a truism, but change is gradually changing. This can be seen in the accelerating rate that new inventions are adopted wide-scale. The World Bank recently conducted a study into this and found that in the past, it took a long time before new technology was adopted.


‘World Class Emergency Services at a World Class Airport’

30 May 2008 | By Jessie Gentry, Division Commander of Fire Operations – Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport

Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport is known as the economic engine for North Texas. It is strategically located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth and serves as the gateway to air travel around the world. At over 18,000 acres and with seven runways, DFW continues to be…


ICAO language proficiency requirements

30 May 2008 | By Mrs Nicole Barrette-Sabourin, Project Manager for Language Proficiency Requirements, ICAO

On 5 March 2008, new ICAO language proficiency requirements came into effect for pilots and air traffic controllers involved in international flight operations. They deal with the ability to speak and understand the language used for radiotelephony communications at Operational Level 4. At the ICAO Assembly in September 2007, a…


The Argentine airport system

30 May 2008 | By Ernesto Gutiérrez, President of Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A.

Ernesto Gutiérrez, former CEO and president of Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, speaks about how the company has invested in improving air travel in Latin America with a view to improving passenger experience and promoting tourism.


Brisbane Airport: meeting the challenge of growth

30 May 2008 | By Koen Roojimans , Managing Director and CEO, Brisbane Airport

With the population of South East Queensland on the rise and the region becoming more and more popular as a tourist destination, over 17 million people are travelling through Brisbane Airport every year. Now is the time to lock in the benefits of growth by investing in the future.


‘A world best air hub’

30 May 2008 | By Jaehee Lee, President & CEO, Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC)

Who could possibly imagine that a seven-year-old airport could sweep most of the prestigious awards in the international airport industry? Incheon International Airport, the gateway to South Korea and one of the largest and busiest airports in Asia, is leading the way into the region’s future.


‘New Zealand’s Airport’

30 May 2008 | By Don Huse, Chief Executive Officer, Auckland International Airport

Voted as the airport with the friendliest staff in the world, Auckland Airport (AKL and NZAA) is one of New Zealand’s pivotal infrastructure assets and a major South Pacific hub...


Monitoring the performance of aerodrome ground lighting

30 May 2008 | By Dr Karen McMenemy, Dr James Niblock and Dr Jian-Xun Peng, Intelligent Systems and Control Research Cluster, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queens University Belfast

Researchers at Queen’s are developing a prototype device which can be placed inside the cockpit of an aircraft. This device consists of a camera which is capable of collecting images of the landing lighting during an approach to an airport. These images can subsequently be analysed to determine the performance…


A promising co-operation between railways and airlines

30 May 2008 | By Klaus Ebeling, Secretary General, European Intermodal Association (EIA)

As a backbone, the international worldwide supply chain needs high quality express freight services. This kind of airfreight has the highest growth rate in the transport sector (over 10%). Air sector transport represents only 1% of the global freight volume but 30% of the transport value. Within Europe, international express…