As the aviation industry moves towards a more focused approach on passengers with reduced mobility, accessibility within airports is changing. We spoke to Roberto Castiglioni, Chair of the Heathrow Access Advisory Group, who takes a closer look at how the industry should handle this.
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Gatwick Airport looks at how the UK’s proposed Passenger Charter is an opportunity to introduce consistent standards for passengers with reduced mobility across the entire airport journey.
Colleen Manaher, Executive Director – Planning, Programme Analysis and Evaluation at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, discusses how biometrics hold the key to the future regarding the air travel industry’s development, and what this means for the millions of passengers that travel each year.
For our Guide to Biometrics, International Airport Review spoke to Simon Wilcox, Programme Manager for Automation at Heathrow Airport, to find out how biometrics are capable of providing a more efficient and secure journey.
With a mission to promote the responsible and ethical use of biometrics, Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute, questions whether the industry is waiting for one main player to discover how to manage biometrics at the border, and offers advice on how to get there quicker.
Following the successful arrival of the A380 at Glasgow Airport, International Airport Review, spoke to Mark Johnston, the airport’s Managing Director, to discuss how airside operations and infrastructure had to be adapted to host the world's largest passenger airliner.
Safety is supposed to be everyone’s top priority in the world of airports, airlines and ground service providers. However, as Wayne Anaka, President of AVCON, highlights, in reality safety is having to compete with on-time performance and profitability.
Working smarter is allowing airports to facilitate more passengers with the existing facilities. However, as Caroline Wilkie, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Airports Association, highlights, with demand for air travel intensifying, infrastructure solutions are necessary to ensure the industry has the capacity to meet passenger needs.
Many believe biometric technology holds the key to seamless travel and can offer quicker, safer and more enjoyable experiences throughout an airport. Despite this, there are doubts surrounding cyber-security risks, and a wariness to part with personal identification data. Where do you stand?
Our Airside Operations In-Depth Focus from Issue 3 discusses how airside operations and infrastructure have to be continuously adapted, and highlights how airside safety must remain a priority.
Research and innovation is underway in SESAR – the technological pillar of the Single European Sky – to ensure that increasing drone traffic in Europe’s skies can be managed safely, in particular in relation to commercial air transport. Florian Guillermet, Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking, tells us more.
Azerbaijan Air Navigation Services details the challenges of traffic growth in regard to managing Azerbaijani airspace, and highlights how this has been tackled.
Increasing safety, reducing queues and enhancing customer satisfaction: Biometric technology seemingly has it all. Here, Emmanuel Wang, VP Border Control Market and Product Offer at IDEMIA, details how it believes the technology will further develop, and the security risks that must be considered.
Daniel Jones, Client Director, Infrastructure UK and Europe, Engineering, Design and Project Management, Atkins, details the concept of aviation by design, emphasising how digital technologies will play a pivotal role in the future of airports.