Issue 11

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

In the latest issue of AIR, we take a look at the new terminal at Dallas Love Field, profile a variety of new scanning technologies on the market and as the UK’s Gatwick Airport prepares to offload data we speak to Gatwick’s CIO Michael Ibbitson about outsourcing to the cloud.

We also take an in depth look at Heathrow’s newly opened Terminal 2 focusing on the interior design, how Luis Vidal put practicality over visual rhetoric in the design and look at how London Heathrow avoided the mistakes of Terminal 5.

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In this issue

A High Price to Pay
Privatising airport operations can be a boon for wider economies – but is privatisation really to the benefit of all aviation stakeholders? We weigh up the risks and rewards.

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A New Lease on Life
For three-and-a-half decades the Dallas Love Field, Texas Airport has been inhibited by an outdated anti-competitive law. We investigate how this airport is now being revived.

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Getting it Right
Heathrow’s new Terminal 2 was opened with little fanfare; a strategy that lacks pr dazzle but one that has proven essential to an airport under pressure to get it right.

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Heathrow T2 Gallery

We take a look at the interior design of Heathrow’s new Terminal 2.

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Curative Architecture
Luis Vidal’s new Terminal 2 at Heathrow puts practicality and the passenger experience ahead of rhetorics of iconity. We some have called humble, AIR sees as habitable, hospitable and humane.

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Head in the Cloud
London Gatwick Airport is one of the aviation industry’s early adopters of wide-ranging cloud services for its core IT needs. We speak to Gatwick’s CIO Michael Ibbitson about outsourcing to the cloud.

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Detect and Prevent
As the controversial full body scanner has been banned in Europe and the US, researchers have been quick to adapt. We find out more about the host of technologies poised to enter the market.

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Next issue

In the next issue, we speak to the interior designers from Autoban on their remodel of Azerbaijan’s Baku airport terminal.

We also profile the concept plans for an upcoming mixed-use complex to enhance Changi Airport in Singapore, look at LaGuardia Airport’s sorely needed upgrade, profile a new technology that could allow a network of airports to be operated from one location and look at a new honeycomb-shaped security checkpoint system that could speed up passenger flow at airport security.

Moreover, we ask is the TSA right to be cautious, profile easyJet‘s ‘iBeacon’ smartphone technology and discover how Heathrow de-ice its ultra pod transportation in the winter months.

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