Airport Industry Review: Issue 16

In this issue of Airport Industry Review we look at new legislation that could force airlines to collect and disclose passenger data to law enforcement authorities and much more.


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Issue 16

A new counter-terrorism directive backed by the European Parliament could force airlines to collect and disclose passenger data to law enforcement authorities. We find out more about this controversial proposal.

Also, we ask why did the US TSA fail to detect mock explosives in 95% of undercover tests, investigate the complexities involved in managing the LaGuardia airport rebuild project and find out more about a recent breakthrough in a biometric security as Alaska Airlines pilots a new fingerprint-based boarding pass system.

Moreover, we profile a selection of the airport industry's most memorable artwork, we find out more about an innovative system, which is designed to generate the most efficient routes for pilots to follow during taxiing and, finally, we look at the future of airport parking charges.

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In this issue

Taking Names
A new counter-terrorism directive backed by the European Parliament could force airlines to collect and disclose extensive passenger data to law enforcement authorities. Eva Grey finds out more about this controversial proposal.
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Protect and Detect
The US TSA has come under fire following reports that security checkpoints at US airports failed to detect mock explosives and weapons in undercover tests. Jerome Greer Chandler investigates.
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Starting from Scratch
An ambitious $4bn rehabilitation project aims to wipe out most of New York's run-down LaGuardia Airport and build a world-class air hub in its place. Eva Grey finds out more about this much welcomed project.
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Frictionless Flying
The next big breakthrough in biometric security is on the horizon as Alaska Airlines pilots a fingerprint-based boarding pass system. Jerome Greer Chandler asks does this technology represent the future of airport security.
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The world of airport art: memorable and divisive
In airports worldwide, passengers can witness some striking and, in some cases, strange works of art. Gary Peters profiles a selection of the most memorable airport artworks.
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Block by Block
New research by the University of Lincoln aims to design a new system to generate the most efficient routes for pilots to follow during taxiing. Gary Peters finds out how this system could help reduce airport emissions.
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The Drop Off
Airport drop off and pick up charges for private cars are the topic of hot debate in the UK. As the US debates whether to bring in the charges, Dr Ray Mundy and Emma Nix from AGTA look at the future of airport parking charges.
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Next issue

Air traffic control towers in the US are understaffed and at the lowest point in 27 years. We look at the growing problem in the US and what needs to be done to reverse the trend.

Also, we look over the European Commission's aviation sector restructuring efforts, take a closer look at Vancouver Airport Authority's BorderXpress system and their attempts to export the system worldwide and profile Dallas Fort Worth's attempts to rebrand the sprawling airport.

Moreover, we speak to leading experts to find out how air travel and airports must adapt to secure a sustainable future, and present a globetrotting tour of the sector's most innovative and inspiring green spaces.

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