Airport Industry Review: Issue 12

5 November 2014 (Last Updated November 5th, 2014 10:48)

In this issue we profile the design of a new terminal at Azerbaijan’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport, take a look at LaGuardia Airport’s sorely needed upgrade and much more

Airport Industry Review: Issue 12

AIR Issue 12

The new terminal at Azerbaijan's Heydar Aliyev International Airport was unveiled earlier this year and features interior architecture design by the Autoban Studio. In the latest issue of AIR, we speak to the interior designers from the Autoban Studio about their remodel of this experiential project.

We also profile the concept plans for an upcoming mixed-use complex to enhance Changi Airport in Singapore, take a 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 discover a new self-service security checkpoint system that could speed up passenger flow at airports.

Moreover, in light of the recent tightening of airport security we ask is the TSA right to be cautious, we look at how iBeacon smartphone technology can aid passengers and, finally, we discover how Heathrow prepares its personal rapid transport systems for the winter months.

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In this issue

The Baku Experience
The new terminal in Azerbaijan's Heydar Aliyev Interational Airport was unveiled earlier this year and features interior design by the Autoban Studio. We speak to the designers about this experiential project.

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Project Jewel Changi Airport
We profile the concept designs for the upcoming Project Jewel mixed use site at Changi Airport, Singapore.

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Necessary Upgrade
New York's LaGuardia Airport often ranks in customer satisfaction surveys as the worst in the US. Now the airport is poised for a $3.6bn makeover.

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More Than a Remote Possibility
Saab's remote tower technology could revolutionise air traffic control by allowing a number of airports to be operated from one location.

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High-Tech Honeycomb
After a successful trial at a Brazilian stadium during the FIFA world cup, could the Qylatron entry experience solution, a new self-service checkpoint system alter the face of airport security?

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Too Cautious?
In light of the TSA's recent tightening of airport security, we ask is the TSA right to be cautious or has its actions caused unnecessary hassle for passengers?

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A Beacon for the Future
As Easyjet, American Airlines Virgin Atlantic trial iBeacons at airports a seamless and personalised passenger experience seems closer than ever.

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Keep Moving
Personal rapid transport systems are an efficient way to transport passengers but they face a unique challenge during the winter months.

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Next issue

In the next issue we profile Airware, an innovative startup which has partnered with NASA in the US to prototype technologies that allow safe commercial drone operations within busy airspace.

Also we ask what role do airports play in curbing the spread of contagious diseases, learn more about airport projects currently underway with European Investment Bank backing and speak to Heathrow's chief information officer, Neil Clarke, about how innovative technology is supporting Terminal 2's network operations.

Moreover, after the recent trial of 'Heathrow Helpers' we ask is there still space for the human touch in the digital era.

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