Airport Industry Review: Issue 15

7 August 2015 (Last Updated August 7th, 2015 05:50)

In this issue we look at how airports are preparing themselves as a refuge and transit point, discover the secrets of Scandinavian airports, profile Wichita and much more

Airport Industry Review: Issue 15

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Issue 15

In the wake of a disaster, airports are both a refuge and a transit point for humanitarian relief. The logistics behind these tasks is the aim of the Getting Airports Ready for Disaster initiative; a project which we look into in more depth.

In the latest issue of Airport Industry Review, we also look at the debate over which London airport will be earmarked for a new runway, discover the secrets of Scandinavian airports and how they manage to continue operations in the face of heavy snow, profile Wichita, which finally has a new airport terminal worthy of its position in the world of aviation and find out why Edinburgh Airport is trialling a new flight path for departing aircraft.

Moreover, we find out more about the process of changing an airport's name, profile a new location-based technology from Walkbase and, finally, we discover how advances in technology have taken the hassle out of ordering a taxi at the airport.

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In this issue

Guarding Against Disaster
In the wake of a disaster, airports are both a refuge and transit point for humanitarian relief. The logistics behind these tasks is the aim of the Getting Airports Ready for Disaster initiative, as Eva Grey discovers.
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The Runway Wars
The debate over which London airport will be earmarked for a new runway, Heathrow or Gatwick, has reached fever pitch with the publication of the Davies report that recommended a third runway at Heathrow. Abi Millar investigates.
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Nordic Snow-how
At Scandinavian airports, continuing safe operations in the face of heavy snow is a necessity and a point of pride. Chris Lo discovers how other, less resilient air hubs learn from Nordic 'snow-how'.
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Worth the Wait
Wichita, Kansas, the centre of aerospace research and production, now has a new airport terminal that is worthy of its position in the world of aviation. Jerome Greer Chandler takes a look at the new terminal.
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What's In a Name?
After a recent poll suggested that Bristol airport should rename itself after the famous graffiti artist Banksy, Eva Grey explores the process of changing an airport's name and the significance behind such a shift in identity.
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Pathway to the Future
Edinburgh Airport has just begun a trial into a new flight path for departing aircraft, allowing planes to take off at one-minute intervals in a bid to increase capacity. Abi Millar explores the advantages of improving local flight paths.
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Location, Location, Location
Passenger management in airports is evolving. Walkbase has trialled location-based technologies at Helsinki Airport in a bid to improve customer experience and create personalised services as Gary Peters discovers.
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From A to B
Advances in technology have taken the hassle out of ordering a taxi at the airport or arranging to share a car, as Sareema Koirala Philiips and Ray A Mundy discuss.
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Next issue

We investigate the new legislation backed by the European Parliament, which could force airlines to collect and disclose passenger data to law enforcement authorities.

Also, we ask why did the US TSA fail to detect mock explosives in 95% of undercover tests, investigate the complexities involved in managing the LaGuardia airport rebuild project and find out more about a recent breakthrough in biometric security.

Moreover, we profile a selection of the airport industry's most memorable artwork and, finally, we find out more about an innovative system, which is designed to generate the most efficient routes for pilots to follow during taxiing.

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