New Features information at Airport Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Airport Technology Winter of discontent: the impact of climate change on the aviation industry Scientists and meteorologists have warned that climate change could be behind more extreme winter weather conditions. For airports and airlines, this could not only mean delays and disruptions to flights, but much higher costs in the near future, as … Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Catching counterfeit medicine at airports Counterfeit medicine rakes in around $200bn a year globally and airports are a crucial link as these illegal and often dangerous drugs transit across borders. So what can airport staff do to cut the supply chain of illegal, life-threatening drugs? Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT Entrepreneurs bet big on airport e-commerce Here’s the universal problem airport concessionaries face every day: “Most passengers are ‘gate anxious’,” asserts David Henninger, president and CEO of AtYourGate, a new airport food and merchandise company based on the US West Coast. Jerome Greer C… Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Airport economics: how much value does a hub really hold? From London to Sydney, the primary argument for airport expansion is always economic, usually through increased number of jobs and billions pumped into the regional economy. But how does a hub airport rake in money, and how does it trickle down into … Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT August's top stories: Construction at LaGuardia Airport, Edinburgh begins terminal expansion Construction begins on Delta’s $4bn facilities at new LaGuardia Airport, and work starts on new $818m Bugesera International Airport. wraps up the key headlines from August 2017. Mon, 04 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Talking airport mobility with thyssenkrupp Not all airports are alike when it comes to mobility solutions. Abi Millar spoke to Inge Delobelle, CEO of thyssenkrupp Access Solutions, to find out more about their technology, which has been rolled out in airports including Dubai, Toronto and Ista… Mon, 04 Sep 2017 06:00:00 GMT July's top stories: LAP and Peru sign agreement, New York seeks JFK’s redevelopment proposals LAP and Peru sign agreement for $1.5bn expansion at Lima Airport, and New York seeks proposals for JFK’s $10bn redevelopment plan. wraps up the key headlines from July 2017. Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Airport Industry Review: Issue 24 In this issue: Plans to privatise Canada’s airports, a project to build a second airport for Sydney, the concept of a circular runway, the race to find cheaper and cleaner sources of airplane fuel, new baggage handling technology, and more. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:48:00 GMT Sustainable success: Oslo Airport opens ‘world’s greenest’ terminal Oslo Airport has become the first to receive an ‘Excellent’ rating under the internationally recognised BREEAM sustainability assessment due to an array of eco-friendly features – such as harvesting snow for summer cooling – as part of its new NOK 14… Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT The UK’s crowded skies: change afoot? An interesting few days for the UK’s aviation sector it has been indeed. Last week, NATS announced that the 21st July was to be the busiest day in UK aviation history. At the same time, the government has launched a consultation paper to shape the fu… Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:04:00 GMT Building Sydney’s second airport The Australian Government has announced it will build a second international airport in Sydney, after the operator of the city's existing airport rejected the opportunity. The hub, which could cost up to A$5bn to construct, will become the first majo… Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Finding new sources of biofuel to power the world’s aeroplanes The race is on to find cheaper and cleaner sources of fuel to power aeroplanes. From grass to kitchen oil, new sources for biofuels are being tested to see if they can ultimately replace the highly pollutant and expensive jet fuel currently dominatin… Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT Privatising Canada’s airports – part two: ‘the time is right for change’ The possibility of Canada’s biggest airports being put into the hands of for-profit companies has stirred plenty of debate in the region. Some believe the time is right for change, and argue that the country’s aviation sector is in need of reform. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT Privatising Canada’s airports – part one: ‘unnecessary and ill-timed’ According to a recent poll, a majority of Canadians do not support potential plans to put for-profit companies in charge of some of the country’s biggest airports. Their misgivings about changing the current model are backed by some of the airports a… Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT Endless Runway concept could pave the way for future airports An innovative research project from the Netherlands Aerospace Centre has put forward the concept of a circular runway. Hoped to provide a breakthrough in airport safety, capacity, noise and fuel burn, the Endless Runway is being pursued as a model fo… Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:52:00 GMT The technology transforming baggage handling As the number of air passengers increases, airports and airlines are investing in baggage handling technology to improve the passenger experience, airport operations and their bottom lines. Frances Marcellin looks at some of the ways that technology … Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT June's top stories: Gatwick Airport's carbon neutral status, American Airlines to invest $1.6bn Gatwick Airport achieves Level 3+ carbon neutral status, and American Airlines to invest $1.6bn to improve Terminals 4 and 5 at LAX. wraps up the key headlines from June, 2017. Tue, 04 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Finding Dora: behind the EU sponsored door-to-door travel app An EU research project prepares to put to the test a door-to-door travel application that guides passengers from their home, around the airport, and to their final destination, cutting total travel time by 20%. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Airport Industry Review: Issue 23 In this issue: Privatising US air traffic control, a new industry group tackling airport taxes, Australia’s plans to introduce biometric security checks, the world’s most customer-friendly airports, Europe’s Clean Sky programme, and more. Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:20:00 GMT Working towards a cleaner sky The Clean Sky Joint Undertaking is one of the largest European research programmes, developing new technologies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and noise produced by aircraft. Wed, 17 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT