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Issue 4 2013



Ground Handling supplement 2013

14 August 2013 | By

Kirsten Riensema, Head of Aerodrome and Air Traffic Standards at the Civil Aviation Authority, profiles the work of GHOST in keeping ground handling operations safe; Axel Feil of AeroGround at Munich Airport provides an overview of the ground handling operations carried out at the airport; British Airways is embarking on…


Foreword: The smarter way to travel

14 August 2013 | By Cecilia Malmstrom, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs

EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström, discusses the EU’s Smart Border Package The EU is experiencing an ever-increasing travel flow across its external borders. In the year 2011, there was an estimated 645.5 million crossings of the Schengen area’s external borders, and there are no signs that this increase…


Security Technology: Keeping airports secure

14 August 2013 | By Arif Alikhan and Dominic Nessi, Los Angeles World Airports

Arif Alikhan and Dominic Nessi from Los Angeles World Airports discuss the extensive technology program which has been implemented to enhance security at the group’s airports Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has implemented several technology initiatives over the past decade to improve the safety and security of Los Angeles International…


Airport/Airline Relations: The foundation for collaboration

14 August 2013 | By Thomas Windmuller, Senior Vice President of Airport, Passenger and Cargo Services, IATA

Thomas Windmuller, Senior Vice President of Airport, Passenger and Cargo Services at IATA, explains why co-operation and partnership should be on the agenda for modern airline-airport relations Airports are airlines’ closest partners and vice versa. Neither can exist without the other. Airports enable access to the global network that the…


ATC/ATM: Operational efficiency

14 August 2013 | By Kornel Szepessy, CEO, HungaroControl

Development plays a major role in enhancing air traffic efficiency, says Kornél Szepessy, CEO of Hungarian air navigation service provider, HungaroControl European air traffic control is undergoing radical changes. The Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) programme sets increasingly serious challenges for air traffic control (ATC) across the continent. Hungarian…


Passenger Flow: Reducing ramp delay

14 August 2013 | By John-Paul Clarke, Eric Feron and Sang Hyun Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology

Passenger time and ramp delay can be significantly minimised by assigning airport gates. John-Paul Clarke, Eric Feron and Sang Hyun Kim from the Georgia Institute of Technology reveal the findings of their research into this important subject Airport gates are valuable resources because they are the portals through which passengers…


Winter operations: A clear defence

14 August 2013 | By Richard Oakes, Winter Operations Manager, Heathrow Airport

From Paris to Stockholm and Russia to the U.S., the winter season causes problems at airports throughout the northern hemisphere, says Richard Oakes, Winter Operations Manager at Heathrow Airport We can’t stop the snow falling and we need to be realistic that poor visibility and icy conditions will always have…


Poland profile: Ready for the future

14 August 2013 | By Przemysław Przybylski, Spokesman, Warsaw Chopin Airport

With annual air travel in Poland expected to reach over 38 million passengers by the end of the decade, Polish airports are going through a period of expansion and development, says Przemysław Przybylski of Warsaw Chopin Airport It was exactly 9:15am on Monday 17 December 2012 when Enter Air’s Boeing…


Passenger Movement: Connecting the community

14 August 2013 | By Heather Lissner, Public Information Officer, City of Phoenix Aviation Department

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has achieved a new, impressive level of service with the introduction of the PHX Sky TrainTM It was a project not only years in the making, but one that was highly anticipated by members of the community, travellers and the aviation industry. On 8 April…