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Q&A: Championing women in the cockpit with Alpha Aviation Group

Q&A: Championing women in the cockpit with Alpha Aviation Group

As a result of the huge gender imbalance that has historically been present in aviation since its inception, it’s still more usual for passengers to see a female flight attendant than a female flight crew member. Some companies, though, are trying to change things, championing the number of women in the cockpit. We speak to one of those – the Alpha Aviation Group – to find out what the root causes of the problem are and what aviation can do about it.

Joos: Providing mobile phone charging at Liverpool Airport

Joos: Providing mobile phone charging at Liverpool Airport

With boarding passes, payments and bookings moving onto smartphones, having a low battery while travelling can be a nightmare for holidaymakers. A new ‘on the go’ charging solution at Liverpool Airport provides passengers with the charge they need while waiting for their flights.

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Sustainable energy: the airports harnessing green energy

Melbourne Airport has recently unveiled its new solar farm installation, making it one of Australia’s largest solar farms, covering approximately 26 football pitches. The solar array is another step towards a carbon-neutral future for the airport, which is constantly striving for sustainable, environmentally beneficial methods to reduce its carbon impact.

Using this as a starting point, we explore sustainable energy use at airports worldwide.

The airport drone threat: a storm in a teacup?

After the 2018 Gatwick airport drone incident, drones started to be perceived as a potential threat by the general public, creating issues also for the regular aviation. We find out that – if after two years and several more incidents – drones and aircraft can coexist in the global air space.