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May 2, 2013

Airport Industry Review: Issue 6

In this issue we look at new surveillance technology ADS-B, ask how SESAR could make airspace safer, look at Dubai International Airport’s world-first A380 facility and much more

By Stephanie Phillips

Airport Industry Review: Issue 6

Naviair and Saab Sensis have teamed up to provide ADS-B coverage across Greenland and the Faroe Islands. We find out how this surveillance technology can help to improve efficiency and situational awareness while reducing emissions in even the most challenging conditions. We also ask how the implementation of SESAR could make airspace ten times safer, and what other fundamental changes are under way.

Moreover, we explore the challenges faced by the UK Department for International Development’s project to build an airport on the remote island of Saint Helena, take a look at Dubai International Airport’s world-first A380 facility and see what else the airport has in store this year.

We find out how top airports are rising above the crowd by offering state-of-the-art entertainment and leisure attractions, from in-house casinos and breweries to golf courses and museums. We also look at how new education policies and more visible role models are changing the way women are seen in the aviation and aerospace sector.

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In this issue

Total CoverageWith its enhanced capabilities and low cost, next-generation ADS-B aircraft surveillance technology is becoming an aviation industry standard. AIR finds out how Denmark’s ANSP Naviair plans to extend ADS-B coverage to more remote regions.Read the full article.

Safety Times TenThe changes SESAR brings to air traffic management will impact upon every aspect of how Europe’s skies and airports are managed. We investigate the fundamental changes that are under way.Read the full article.

A Dot in the AtlanticThe UK Department for International Development’s project to build an airport on the remote island of Saint Helena promises to be a monumental task. AIR asks the project director, Jimmy Johnston, about the challenges involved.Read the full article.

Lofty AmbitionsDubai International Airport aims to be the world’s leading aviation hub with the world’s first A380-dedicated facility opening this year. We examine what else it has in store for 2013.Read the full article.

Life of LeisureIn a competitive market, top airports are offering state-of-the-art entertainment and leisure attractions for bored travellers. We investigate how the world’s best airports are elevating themselves above and beyond their core function.Read the full article.

Smooth OperationsDubai International Airport’s Terminal 3 is home to the largest baggage handling system in the world and is setting the standard for security and speedy loading. AIR takes a look at the terminal’s technology.Read the full article.

Women in AviationWomen are vastly under-represented in the aviation and aerospace sectors and while change has been slow, new education policies and more visible role models are shifting the status quo. Read the full article.

Next issue preview

The US Federal Aviation Administration has not accepted sequestration lightly, accusing Congress of causing flight delays and jeopardising passenger security. As the controversy evolves, we investigate how the budget cuts will affect the US industry.

We also find out how the UK’s air traffic radar network can be proofed against interference from the new 4G mobile spectrum, ask how the IATA’s Checkpoint of the Future programme could change the face of airport security, and investigate how airports are using passengers’ personal data beyond the purposes of security and border control.

Moreover, we take a look at Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport’s high-tech terminal upgrade, and find out how Poland’s Warsaw Chopin Airport is using a highly focused social media strategy to improve passenger interaction and drive business.

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