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Issue 5 2009



Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

29 September 2009 | By Mr P Sripathy, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) was formed to design, finance, build, operate and maintain the Greenfield Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) on 5,495 acres in Shamshabad, located 25km from the city centre of Hyderabad. The airport is the first Public Private Partnership in the Indian airport infrastructure sector between…


Setting operational benchmarks

29 September 2009 | By Marcel Hungerbuehler, CEO of Bangalore International Airport Limited

Realising the dream of giving Bangalore an airport of world class standards has not been an easy one. If not for the relentless commitment and enthusiasm of the thousands of people involved in the making of the airport, the many complex issues faced could have slackened the pace and the…


Expansion needs at Oslo Airport

29 September 2009 | By Nic Nilsen, Managing Director, Oslo Airport

As Norway's primary airport, Oslo Airport (OSL) has a unique position in Norwegian aviation. During its first 10 years of operation, the airport has seen very positive growth. A number of major and minor measures have helped to meet various passenger needs during this time. Oslo Airport will eventually need…


ISAGO – Moving forward

29 September 2009 | By Mike O'Brien, Director of Safety Audit Programmes, IATA

IATA's Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) is gaining great momentum throughout the industry, and is closing in on its first milestone target - 100 audits - which is expected to be reached by early October. The growth in audit numbers is impressive, but what's more important is the number…


Combining continuity and change

29 September 2009 | By Dr. Bender & Dr. Schulte, Fraport

International Airport Review interviews Dr. Schulte and Dr. Bender as he hands over the Fraport Chairmanship to Dr. Schulte.


Marrying art with utility

29 September 2009 | By V P Agrawal, Chairman, Airports Authority of India

It gives me great pleasure indeed to present the Indian Regional Focus in International Airport Review. At the outset, I would like to compliment IAR for the yeoman service they are rendering to the Global Aviation fraternity by keeping us up to date with developments the world over.


Best connections for the Berlin region

29 September 2009 | By Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO, Berlin Airports

Berlin Airports provides essential aviation infrastructure for the entire Berlin-Brandenburg region around Germany's capital city. In September 2006, work started to transform and extend Schoenefeld Airport into the new Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport (BBI). From 2011, all air traffic in the region will be focused on the new airport in south-east…


Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

29 September 2009 | By Christine E. Klein, Deputy Commissioner of Aviation, Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF)

Many changes have occurred at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) since the early 1960's, when the Anchorage airport was first recognised as the "Air Crossroads of the World." Today, a newly renovated airport terminal facility is a showcase of architecture and achievements, welcoming Alaskans and visitors as they…


Keeping up with the pace of rapid globalisation – “A challenge for the Airport Fire Service”

29 September 2009 | By Peggy Hinkel, Senior Executive Manager, Fire Training Centre, Fraport

As we look at airports around the world, we see the effects of globalisation. Airports are no longer airports. Globally, airports are evolving into “Airport Cities” pulsating with major development and expansion projects. They are becoming the “Market Places of today’s Economy” becoming “job generators” and the business place of…


Airline baggage and freight – reducing the risks

29 September 2009 | By Chris Pinder, Regional General Manager, British Security Industry Association

Recent publicity over the release from custody of the convicted Lockerbie bomber has provided a potent reminder of the continuing importance of airline baggage and freight security. Chris Pinder, British Security Industry Association's Regional General Manager, looks at some of the current procedures and developments in this vital area.


Military airfield operations in an emergency environment

29 September 2009 | By Joanie Campbell, Airfield Lighting Systems Engineer, HQ Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency (AFCESA)

Airfield Lighting Systems and Navigational Aids are the lifelines thrown to pilots every day. For military pilots, proper operation of these systems touches more than safety of the crew. It affects hundreds of military personnel and the security of the nations they represent. Aircraft entering expeditionary locations carry military members,…


NATS delivers world-first in virtual control towers

29 September 2009 | By Des McKeon, Commercial Director, NATS Services Ltd

NATS has achieved a breakthrough in airport control contingency by putting into service the world's first full safety certified back-up virtual operations room. The Virtual Contingency Facility (VCF) was developed following discussions with BAA and the airlines, who wanted to improve Heathrow's resilience.