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Issue 3 2009



Engineering Sciences Data Unit (ESDU)

26 May 2009 | By Mr Ken Balkwill, Consultant to Engineering Sciences Data Unit, London, United Kingdom

The role of the Engineering Sciences Data Unit (ESDU) in Modelling Performance of Aircraft Tyres on Contaminated Paved Surfaces.


Aircraft Recovery – Exciting Times: Trends, Innovations & Developments

26 May 2009 | By John A. Olsen, Senior Program Manager for International Activities, Fraport AG Fire Training Center

It's an exciting time in the world of aircraft recovery and it is worth sharing this excitement, some of the trends, innovations and new developments with the aviation community. Most airlines and airports would prefer that aircraft recovery not be a part of their normal business, because, when we talk…


A visibly strong force at the UK border: UK Border Agency – a year of achievement and strategic objectives

26 May 2009 | By Lin Homer, Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency and Brodie Clark, Head of the Border Force for the UK Border Agency

Immigration has been high on the political and media agenda for the last fifteen years. The government is committed to modernising and strengthening UK Border controls. On 1 April 2009 the UK Border Agency became a full executive agency of the Home Office. This follows a successful year as a…


KLIA: Enhancing the travel experience

26 May 2009 | By Dato' Seri Bashir Ahmad, MD & CEO, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad

World's Best Airport for three years running and Green Globe Certified for four consecutive years - As KLIA troops into its eleventh year of operations, the challenges we face are different, but so are the rewards. The key to a successful airport business is always evolving with the times and…


APAC Regions continue to grow

26 May 2009 | By Mokhtar Awan, Regional Director, ICAO Asia and Pacific Office, Bangkok

The current global financial crisis notwithstanding, worldwide annual growth in passenger and freight traffic has been quite impressive over the past 10 years, with a cumulative growth of around 46 percent. The Asia and Pacific Regions (APAC) were solid contributors to this impressive achievement and could well overtake the European…


“Going to the North Hub Riga”

26 May 2009 | By Richard Piper, Commissioning Editor

The aim of the conference was to discuss current global trends in the aviation industry, with a specific focus on the Baltic region. This would also include discussions and presentations looking at the development of RIX, on its way to becoming an important air traffic hub.


Toronto Pearson International Airport: Airfield Lighting Systems

26 May 2009 | By

This is an overview of the Airport Guidance Lighting Systems, installed and operating, at Toronto Pearson International Airport, located 25 kilometres from downtown Toronto, Ontario. The airport is Operated by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), under a lease agreement with the Government of Canada. The GTAA has upgraded and…


BAA Developing a Coherent Approach to Fire Safety Design

26 May 2009 | By John Boyce MSc(Eng) MSc (Struct E) BSc(Hons) CEng MIFireE MBEng MRICS, Head of Fire Safety Heathrow Airport and Gary Moorshead, Chief Fire Officer BAA

This is the first in a series of articles which describes some of the fundamental initiatives BAA have developed to ensure fire safety design is an integral part of the design process resulting in fire strategies that meets our operational and business requirements across our airports.


En route air traffic optimisation to reduce environmental impact

26 May 2009 | By Adan E. Vela, Senay Solak, John-Paul B. Clarke, William E. Singhose

Air traffic delays due to congestion in the National Airspace System (NAS) are a source of unnecessary cost to airlines, passengers, and air transportation dependent businesses. Congestion is estimated to cost the aviation industry, passengers, and shippers approximately $10 billion per year. This cost can be further segregated into a…


Aviation and Alternative Fuels

26 May 2009 | By ICAO Secretariat

In the autumn of 2009, ICAO will hold a world conference on the subject of aviation and alternative fuels. The main objective will be to develop an internationally-agreed roadmap for facilitating the use of aviation alternative fuels. This article provides a snapshot of progress to date as well as main…


Riga International Airport – the air traffic hub of the Baltic region

26 May 2009 | By Krišjanis Peters, Chairman of the Board, Riga International Airport

Over the last five years Riga International Airport has presented one of the highest growth rates in the industry, by consistently increasing the number of passengers on average by 20% a year. Since 2004 Riga International Airport has raised the passenger number five times, reaching 3.6 million in 2008 and…