Airport Industry Review magazine November 2016

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While the UK Government has finally committed to a decision to build a third runway at Heathrow, a £344m expansion for London City Airport has also been announced. At a time when UK airports are struggling to handle the ballooning number of passengers, we look at future prospects for delivering capacity in the South East and the role smaller airports such as City and Luton will play in the bigger picture.

We also review a new model from MIT that can predict the best ground-handling window for each plane before take-off in order to reduce taxi queues on the runway, investigate options to relieve pressure on air traffic controllers following a recent near-miss at London Stansted, and find out whether facial recognition could prove to be a quantum leap for biometric airport security.

Plus we ask how airports can better serve disabled passengers and look at the complex web of aviation taxes passengers face around the world.

In this issue

Cleared for Take Off?
In what must be one of the longest-awaited decisions of the century, the UK Government has finally approved a third runway at Heathrow Airport. Katie Woodward reports.
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The Big Picture
While the debate about airport expansions in the UK’s South East appears to have finally been settled, following the UK Government’s decision to build a third runway at Heathrow, London City Airport has received the green light for its own project. Gary Peters looks into the future prospects for delivering capacity in the region.
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Airport Taxes around the World
Air passengers face an increasingly complex web of airport taxes around the world. Eva Grey takes a look at some of the highest and lowest passenger fees across the globe.
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Beating the Queues
In a bid to tackle congestion at US airports, researchers at MIT have developed a new model to predict the best time window for takeoffs. Jerome Greer Chandler finds out more.
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Ghost in the Machine
A recent near-miss at London Stansted Airport due to an error by an air traffic controller has highlighted the intense pressure of working life in air traffic management. Patrick Kingsland finds out what can be done to relieve the pressure.
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Facing Up to Airport Security
Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have developed face recognition algorithms that accurately identify passengers’ faces as they pass through the airport. Eva Grey finds out more about the project.
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The Active Shooter Threat
In August, passengers were evacuated at Los Angeles International Airport amid reports of an active shooter. It turned out to be a false alarm, but the threat is still very real. Gary Peters investigates.
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Challenging for Change
A new report urges more collaboration between airlines, airports and service providers to improve the quality of assistance to disabled persons at UK airports. Eva Grey finds out more from Steven Wheeler, director of International Aviation Services for Outsourced Client Solutions.
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Urban Farming
In a creative take on sustainability, airports around the world have set up animal farms, apiaries, vegetable plantations or exotic gardens. Eva Grey takes a look at some of the best.
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Next issue preview

The UK Government has launched a competition to develop innovative solutions that can protect passengers and improve aviation security. We take a look at the requirements for the £2m competition, which asks participants to develop new technologies for detecting explosives, weapons and other threats that could be taken on-board aircraft.

A new air traffic management procedure has been implemented at Dubai International Airport in a bid to improve the capacity for air traffic movements and reduce fuel consumption. We take a closer look at the approach, which has reportedly reduced peak arrival delays by 40%.

We also take a look at the design for a new $2.5bn terminal under construction at Incheon International in South Korea which will double the size of the airport.

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