All articles by Julian Turner

Julian Turner

From spaceports to satellites: The growth of Scotland’s space sector

Scotland is building a complete space hub that will soon be able to compete with global players in the sector, offering a full suite of services – from concept to launches into orbit.

Bahrain Airport CEO says now is the time for logistics companies to invest

Bahrain Airport’s modernisation programme is just one part of the Kingdom’s effort to push its logistics sector into the top 20 in the world. We speak to Bahrain Airport Company CEO, Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, about why Bahrain is fast emerging as a regional logistics hub and why it is the perfect time for newcomers to join.

Solar-powered cars: Solving the issue of high fuel prices and low EV charging capacity

With soaring energy prices at the pumps and in homes, the solar-powered car could well be the solution for transport – and the technology is nearing commercial launch.

How students are creating tech to solve environmental challenges in Eindhoven

Every year, Innovation Space at the University of Eindhoven runs interdisciplinary challenges where students work with businesses to develop technological solutions that tackle the biggest issues confronting industries and the planet.

How Brabant’s advanced manufacturing hub is driving economic success

In the Netherlands province of Brabant, it is possible to build, design and make practically every type of component, complex machine and system. Central to this is collaboration, with key examples in Brainport Industries Campus and Gate2.

Reducing commercial aviation’s environmental footprint with NATS

NATS was the first ASNP to introduce its own sustainability programme and was recently recognised for its efforts to reduce the environmental impact of aviation. Ian Jopson, head of environmental affairs, talks about making commercial aviation a net zero emission industry by 2050.

Landside security: a top airport priority

While some commentators have gone so far as to call security on the concourse ‘flying’s black hole,’ it’s true that airports around the world are investing more energy and resources in landside security than ever before. Nathalie Herbelles of Airports Council International talks about the multi-layered approach being taken to protect passengers long before they pass through security.

Security on the airport concourse: flying’s black hole?

Security measures within airports are constantly being improved and tested. But what happens on the concourse, where passengers and countless other individuals congregate, receives far less scrutiny. Are there black holes in terms of security oversight? Julian Turner speaks to Leticia Monteagudo, executive director for the Americas, at Smart Security Consultancy.

Lost in transit: are civil penalties for misdirecting passengers fair?

The UK Government plans to impose civil penalties of up to £50,000 on airports and airlines that misdirect passengers. However, the Airport Operators Association argues that such cases are rare and the penalties would be disproportionate. Julian Turner wades in to the border control debate.

Grounded in reality: can government funding save the UK’s regional airports?

The UK Government has received 19 bids for its Regional Air Connectivity Fund, with up to £17.5m available in the next year to help launch new routes, boost connectivity and support regional jobs. Julian Turner asks whether this money is sufficient as low-cost carriers flood the domestic market.