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Issue 5 2007



A bright idea for training airport airfield lighting personnel

28 September 2007 | By Dorn R. Sanders, Manager of Business Development and Training, Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)

The Airport Certified Employee (ACE) – Airfield Lighting Maintenance programme was the second of four certification programmes introduced by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) in 2004. This was the first comprehensive, professional certification programme concentrating on airfield lighting maintenance for airport personnel. The curriculum is based on standards…


Cargo Aircraft: Planning is Paramount

28 September 2007 | By Bob Lindstrom Jr., Chairman ARFF Working Group

In Aviation Fire Protection we arrive at work daily and think about all the possible scenarios we might be up against. There is a mindset we have to use to see how our training and planning can fit into any scenario. Each day I come to work and think about…


International airports look to the Segway PT for increased productivity

28 September 2007 | By Chip MacDonald Director, Global Police & Government Business Unit Segway Inc.

In January 2004 the Chicago Police Department became one of the first police agencies in the world to use Segway® Personal Transporters (PTs) when they placed a fleet of patrol units into service at O’Hare International Airport. The event was widely covered in national media and the Associated Press quoted…


Indian airports ride the wave of infrastructure growth – CSIA all set to power this growth

28 September 2007 | By G.V. Sanjay Reddy, Managing Director, Mumbai International Airport Private Limited and Vice Chairman, GVK

Noted Indian economist Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao, said more than two decades ago, “The link between infrastructure and economic development is not a once and for all affair. It is a continuous process; and progress in development has to be preceded, accompanied and followed by progress in infrastructure, if we are…


Hyderabad: Raring to go

28 September 2007 | By Mr T Srinagesh, Chief Operating Officer of GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd.

A jewel in the crown of India’s rapidly expanding airport system is rising on a Greenfield site, approximately 30 kilometres south of downtown Hyderabad. The new Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), scheduled for operation in March 2008, is being developed by the GMR Group in a public-private partnership that also…


Realising the new Bangalore Airport

28 September 2007 | By Albert Brunner – Chief Operating Officer, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL)

In order to keep pace with the rapid development of Bangalore as India’s leader in information technology, biotechnology and the services industry, the Government of Karnataka and the Airport Authority of India decided, in 1999, to call for international consortia to build, own and operate a new Greenfield international airport…


Protecting the borders

28 September 2007 | By Richard Piper

Richard Piper speaks to Mr. Brodie Clark, Strategic Director for Border Control at the UK Home Office, about what is being done to strengthen UK borders and how they are utilising the latest advances in technology.


Second Frankfurt airport continues on growth course

28 September 2007 | By Jörg Schumacher, Managing Director, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport

In the middle of the so-called 'Blue Banana' – Europe's prime business region located between Marseille and London – Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is in the process of writing a real success story. Around 100 kilometres away from the metropolis of Frankfurt am Main, this second Frankfurt airport has grown into an…


Frankfurt’s Route Advantages for Airlines

28 September 2007 | By

The international aviation industry continues to develop robustly despite the negative effects and cost pressures of kerosene supply, security controls and other factors. Airports have responded by adapting capacity to the changing market conditions and growth. New international gateways have been emerging, as have new markets. In this ever changing…


Omega: Opportunities for meeting the environmental challenge of growth in aviation

28 September 2007 | By Roger Gardner, Chief Executive Officer, OMEGA

The challenge of sustainable growth in aviation has brought significant benefits to world trade and development. This success, however, is not without environmental impacts on climate change, local air quality and noise. With global air transport predicted to more than double in the next 30 years, technologists, policymakers and regulators…