Breathing new life into abandoned airports
Once the flurry of planes and passengers dies down, airports sometimes slip into disrepair, serving as chilling reminders of financial ruin. However, with a bit of imagination and investment, the bleak remains can be turned into social or conservation spaces right at the heart of the community.
Turbulence ahead: debating noise levels for an expanded Heathrow
Opponents of a third runway at Heathrow are adamant that the airport cannot expand and at the same time meet limits on pollution. It is, they claim, disingenuous to state otherwise – expansion, in their eyes, means worsening air quality and more noise.
Southend Airport: 2017 as a stepping stone
Southend Airport, London’s smallest air hub, is set to open twelve new European routes in May, introducing flights to Milan, Prague, Venice and other premier destinations on the continent.
4-Flight: a new ATC for Europe
An EU initiative designed in response to spiralling air traffic volumes in Europe has delivered its first operational system in France. 4-FLIGHT, part of the decade-old SESAR programme, is currently undergoing testing at the Marseilles pilot centre, laying the groundwork for the future of European air management.
Robotic detection: a new approach for airport security?
A San Diego State University professor has developed a robotic kiosk that could help detect travellers with hostile intentions. Could this be the next wave of airport security?