Airport Industry Review is a new digital magazine offering in-depth coverage of the airport industry in an exciting, interactive format. Published quarterly, it brings together the latest trends, projects and technologies, as well as insiders’ views and analysis of issues affecting the industry today.
In the first issue we investigate trends in airport design, looking at some of the world’s top terminals, and find out what impact budget and operational considerations are having on new terminal blueprints. We also profile two emerging destinations, Turkey and Poland, to find out about their ambitions to compete with major European hubs. Moreover, we explore the latest technologies used to improve airfield safety and investigate how the industry prepares for the upcoming relaxation of the liquids ban on European flights.
In this issue
With issues like security and passenger flow to consider, developing a modern terminal is tricky. We profile some of the world’s best terminal buildings to uncover the secrets of their success.Read the full article.
Managing Passenger Flow
Smart airport design can offer much more than iconic terminal buildings. Good design practice offers benefits to virtually every aspect of airport operation, as Arup director Elliot Wishlade tells us.Read the full article.
Under one Roof
As spending cuts continue, airports are looking to save money in any way they can. The IATA and airport architects tell us the most sensible ways of working on a budget, without damaging the overall passenger experience. Read the full article.
Small Player on the Rise
Capacity constraints at Europe’s transport hubs are opening doors for smaller competitors, such as Turkey’s Antalya. Yasar Döngel of airport operator ICF tells us about the progress of the area. Read the full article.
Poland has seen rapid growth in air traffic following its entry into the EU. Michal Marzec, director general of Polish Airports, tells us about the country’s plans to develop its airport infrastructure.Read the full article.
Prevention is the Best Defence
Smart IT systems combined with physical measures can reduce incidents on the runway. We look at the safety risks associated with airfields and some of the industry’s most advanced prevention methods.Read the full article.
Time to Relax?
With restrictions for carrying liquids on European aeroplanes due to be lifted in April 2013, we look at some of the technology that will be relied on to detect liquid threats and keep air travel safe.Read the full article.
Next issue preview
In the next issue we dedicate a special focus to airport security. After more than a decade of fierce debate, officials now agree that non-invasive rapid detection systems are the way forward. Enter biometrics: We investigate the technology and find out how potent a worldwide database of biometric data could be. We also speak to Manchester Airports Group, about the full-body scanners installed at the airport, and the advantages the technology offers to passengers and staff.
Further topics featured in the next issue include:
ATC: As air traffic control contends with increasing traffic volumes, financial challenges and environmental targets, we look into the key technologies, regulations and other challenges that will shape the industry in the near future.
Destinations: With preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil underway, we profile the country’s plan to expand 13 airport terminals and find out if all 20 national airports will be ready by the time the first whistle blows.
Baggage handling: We profile the latest technology available today, including new sensors, conveyors, ‘green’ handling systems and even an advanced robotics system on trial at Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport.
Ground operations: We ask experts how aircraft refuelling operations can achieve the perfect balance between speed and safety, and what role equipment, training and communications play in the balancing act.
The next issue will be out in May. Sign up for your free subscription now to get it delivered directly to your inbox.
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