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Issue 6 2013



Supporting growth in the UK aviation sector

19 December 2013 | By Darren Caplan, Chief Executive, Airport Operatioors Association

Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association, urges the Government and Airports Commission to back growth in the aviation sector.


London Southend Airport: London’s newest airport

19 December 2013 | By David Lister, Operations Director, Southend Airport

Following a successful period of investment and innovation, London Southend Airport is now a viable alternative for travel in the South East of England. Operations Director, David Lister details the airport’s development.


Friction Testing: Keeping friction measurements reliable

19 December 2013 | By Jonathan Gerthoffert, Head of the Runway Friction Research Program at the French Civil Aviation Technical Center and Belkacem Laïmouche, Head of the Expertise of Airfield Pavements subdivision at the Civil Aviation Technical Center

Runway friction measurements are essential to airfield safety. Jonathan Gerthoffert and Belkacem Laïmouche profile the Civil Aviation Technical Center’s work into the reliability of testing methods.


ATC / ATM supplement 2014

19 December 2013 | By Joe Baker (NATS), Frank Brenner (EUROCONTROL)

Joe Baker, Senior Systems Engineer at NATS, provides an overview of the TOPFLIGHT project and Frank Brenner, Director General at EUROCONTROL, gives an update on the Centralised Service initiative on flight plan and airport slot consistency...


ARFF & Recovery: World class fire safety in Papua New Guinea

19 December 2013 | By Jack Kreckie, ARFF Consultant, ARFF Professional Services LLC

Establishing a world-class aircraft rescue and firefighting department is no mean feat. Renowned ARFF Consultant Jack Kreckie documents the development of an aircraft rescue and firefighting programme in Papua New Guinea...


Airfield Safety: Automated obstacle control

19 December 2013 | By Seong-Kag Hong, Vice President, Aerodrome Division at Incheon International Airport Corporation.

Incheon International Airport uses an automated airport obstacle control system to maintain a safe airfield. Seong-Kag Hong, Vice President for Incheon’s Aerodrome Division provides an overview of the system...