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Balancing seamless travel with the passenger experience

27 November 2016 | By

Airports have evolved significantly over the past decades; from functional hubs to multimodal service centres. In order to ease the use of these platforms, new technologies have been implemented under the umbrella of ‘seamless travel’, including self-service kiosks (CUSS), automated gates and automated bag drop facilities. However, where the seamless…

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Emergency evacuation from airports: Rethinking the standard of care

17 November 2016 | By

Airports are encountering an increase in threats from terrorist activities, which has resulted in a marked increase in the number of terminal emergency evacuations due to both real events and false alarms. Michael Ferreira, Vice President Development for Aviation & Transportation at Jensen Hughes, provides an overview of new dynamic…

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Calculated risk

17 November 2016 | By

In today’s turbulent times airport security officials are repeatedly questioning whether airports should move away from blanket security checks and adopt the risk-based security approach. Dr Simon A. Bennett, Director of the Civil Safety and Security Unit at the University of Leicester, weighs up the pros and cons of risk-based…

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