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February 5, 2015

Airport Industry Review: Issue 13

In this issue we look at how the industry would handle commercial drones in the airspace, find out more about the screening procedures at UK hubs after the Ebola outbreak, examine the role of the new passenger service team at Heathrow and much more

By Sonia Sharma

Issue 13

The possibility of commercial drones presents vast opportunities for business, yet is a significant risk for air traffic control. We find out how the industry can address these challenges. In the latest issue of AIR, we also investigate screening procedures at UK hubs after airports were on high alert after the recent Ebola scare.

We also profile the passenger services team at Heathrow Airport as they try to ease flyers on their journeys, but in the era of technology we ask whether the human touch has become outdated, in addition to taking a look at the European Investment Bank and their history of investing in critical airport infrastructure projects.

Moreover, we speak to Quintiq about their involvement in the aviation industry and how they can improve efficiencies whilst reducing costs, and discover the environmental changes that are happening in Dayton, US.

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In this issue

Sharing the Skies
Commercial drones on home turf represent a huge opportunity for business and a significant risk for air traffic control. As the skies become more crowded, Chris Lo asks how can the industry manage this new challenge.
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On Lockdown
UK airports are still on high alert after Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey became the first person to be diagnosed with the Ebola virus on UK soil. Julian Turner investigates screening procedures at UK hubs.
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The Human Touch
In today’s digital era, the timing for Heathrow Airport to launch a team offering "the next generation of passenger service" seems strange. Margot Knight finds out if there is still space for the human touch in airports today.
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Build and Rebuild
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has a long history of investing in critical airport infrastructure projects, often in situations where air transit has become a critical humanitarian need. Ross Davies finds out more.
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Prepare for Takeoff
What does the future hold for the airport industry? Margot Knight speaks to Quintiq to find out more.
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Dayton’s Approach
In the hometown of the Wright brothers an experiment is being played out, one which proponents believe can invigorate the environment without increasing bird strikes. Jerome Greer Chandler investigates.
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Next issue

In the next issue we profile Dubai International Airport to discover how it became the world’s top international travel hub.

Also, we round up the most impressive robotic applications in airports, take a look at a new scheme set to bring new routes to regional UK airports, and discover how the new rail link at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport could help alleviate parking at the airport.

Moreover, we profile the latest software that gives customers information on current and even future availability of parking spaces, and we speak to representatives from the Airport Innovation Accelerator programme to ask how they plan to encourage new ideas in the industry.

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