Issue 10

New amendments to the EU’s Single European Sky initiative have caused Pan-European strikes. We find out more about the fallout that this industrial action has brought.

We also ask how any disruption at any European airports can have an effect on the entire network, as well as exploring the top 10 highest altitude airports all over the globe and exploring the area of perimeter breaches and how they can be stopped.

Moreover, we discover more about the TSA Pre-Check, assess the different sides of the London Britannia Airport and delve into the world of the best smart phone airport apps.

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In this issue

The Single European Sky
New amendments to the EU’s Single European Sky (SES) initiative have led to pan-European strikes by air traffic control unions. Julian Turner talks to Maurizio Castelletti, head of the European Commission’s SES Unit, about the fallout from the industrial action.
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Keep the Network Running
Any disruption at airports in Europe can have an impact on the entire network. Eurocontrol discusses its network manager’s airport unit and how it can be utilised.
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The Top 10 Highest Altitude Airports in the World
China has breathtakingly high airports, hosting eight of the 10 highest altitude airports in the world, including the world’s highest Daocheng Yading Airport 4,411m above sea level. AIR lists the world’s 10 highest altitude airports by altitude.
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Eyes on the Perimeter
For all the focus on passenger screening, security begins at the airport perimeter. Jerome Greer Chandler asks are perimeter breaches on the rise and what can be done to stop them.
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TSA Pre-Check
First introduced in October 2011, The TSA Pre-check was a deliberate move away from a "one size fits all approach" to airport security. Frances Marcellin spoke to the TSA’s Jim McKinney to find out more about how this risk-based approach to security works.
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Misrule Britannia
While dismissed by Sir Howard Davies, proponents of the London Britannia airport still believe it to be the only feasible means of increasing the UK’s airport capacity. Ross Davies evaluates the commission’s short-listed options.
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App, App and Away
A significant proportion of the 2.3 billion people that fly every year carry smartphones and could benefit from apps designed for travellers in airports. Berenice Baker rounds up the top ten airport apps.
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Next issue

Privatising airport operations can be a boon for wider economies through greater competition and more focused business models. AIR investigates the successes and failures of airports around the world, and weighs up the risks and rewards.

Also, we take a look at the new terminal at Dallas Love Field, ask how London Heathrow can avoid the mistakes of Terminal 5 when launching the new Terminal 2 this year and we showcase a gallery of the stunning interior of the new terminal.

Moreover, as the UK’s Gatwick Airport prepares to offload data and services to the cloud we ask is the first fully cloud-enabled airport just over the horizon? Finally, we profile a variety of new scanning technologies on the market.

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