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Issue 6 2010



Oslo Airport – Europe’s most efficient airport

13 December 2010 | By Oslo Airport

Oslo Airport (OSL) is Norway’s main airport located at Gardermoen in the municipality of Ullensaker, approximately 47 kilometres north of Oslo. The airport serviced 18.1 million passengers in 2009 and has been named Europe’s most punctual airport four times by the AEA (Association of European Airlines). The airport has a…


Aéroports de Paris: the challenge to increase our handling capacity has been met

13 December 2010 | By Pierre Graff, CEO, Aéroports de Paris

Aéroports de Paris has a clear competitive edge on the airside, with two runway pairs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and three runways at Paris-Orly. However, we had to face a persistent problem of airport-terminal capacity. To address this issue of terminal saturation, we invested nearly €3 billion, between 2006 and…


Wanted: the courage to reshape Europe’s airspace landscape!

13 December 2010 | By Daniel Weder, CEO, skyguide

Air transport in Europe today is safe and relatively efficient, despite its high density and the complexity of its operations. This is due in no small part to the continent’s air navigation service providers (ANSPs), of which skyguide is one. But what will the picture look like 10 years from…


Driving safety forward

13 December 2010 | By Tony Heap, Strategy and Standards Officer in the Aerodrome Standards Department, UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

Working airside has never been short of hazards. Airport operators and regulators have long concentrated safety planning on protecting those individuals working on ramps, aprons, taxiways and runways. Unfortunately, ground handling incidents continue to rise worldwide, resulting in injuries to personnel and damage to aircraft and property. Additionally, the use,…


High Tyre Pressure Test on flexible airfield pavement for new aircraft standard – analysis, conclusion and recommendation

13 December 2010 | By Cyril Fabre, Head of Airfield Pavement, ICAOAOSWG/ Pavement Subgroup ICCAIA Representative and Camille Saguès, Airfield Pavement Senior Engineer, AIRBUS S.A.S

Further to the ‘High Tyre Pressure Test’ (HTPT) overview presented in Issue 4 2010 of International Airport Review, this article presents test analysis, conclusions and recommendations. Detailed information on test background, facilities and test procedures are all contained in the former issue; therefore, for a better understanding of this second…


Air cargo security: time is ticking for an integrated approach

13 December 2010 | By Drew Hillier, Freelance Writer

In the wake of the latest series of terrorist bomb plots, the enhancement of air cargo security has pushed itself firmly into the spotlight. Yet, as Drew Hillier reports, in the UK, for example, where 60% of air freight is carried in passenger airlines, (the remainder being handled by specialist…


Keeping birds in hand

13 December 2010 | By Nick Yearwood, Chairman of the UK Birdstrike Committee and UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Safety Regulation Group Representative

Modern aircraft engines are designed and built to be resistant to multiple birdstrikes from birds of up to 4.5lb (2kg) in weight. The UK CAA has played a leading role in developing enhanced engine certification requirements and United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)...