Airport Industry Review: Issue 8

5 November 2013 (Last Updated November 5th, 2013 09:37)

In this issue we announce the winner of the AIR awards, consider one company’s plan to make airports passenger-centric, look at the revolution in airport retail, explore the impact of LAX’s new terminal and much more

Airport Industry Review: Issue 8

Airport Industry Review Issue 8

Integrating cutting-edge biometric security systems with passenger measurement programmes offers airports a unique way to meet high security targets and improve passengers' experiences. We investigate the secret to creating a passenger-centric airport.

We also reveal the winner of the AIR Innovations in Passenger Services Technology Award 2013, and take a look at Gatwick and Heathrow's forward-thinking retail strategies.

Moreover, we speak to Honeywell about the first major phase of testing of the electric green taxiing system, which promises to save fuel burn and reduce aircraft emissions and noise, and take a look at a new system which promises to dissipate the runway wake vortices that force wide separation between landing aircraft to find out if this innovation could unlock airport capacity without the need for new runways.

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In this issue

AIR Awards 2013 Winner: Positive Boarding
Heathrow Airport's Positive Boarding project is the winner of our Innovations in Passenger Services Technology Award 2013. We look at how it improves passenger experience and punctuality of departures.
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The Passenger-Centric Airport
Human Recognition Systems (HRS) has developed a system that meets security requirements while improving passenger experience. AIR spoke to Neil Norman, head of innovation at HRS, to learn more.
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A Retail Revolution
Providing passenger choice is key to maximising revenue at airports. We explore new strategies for improved retail offerings at London Gatwick and Heathrow.
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LAX Gets Connected
As the new Tom Bradley International Terminal opens at Los Angeles airport, we explore how it will meet pent-up demand and change passenger perceptions.
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Electric Green Taxiing Takes Off
Honeywell and Safran recently completed the first major phase of testing of their electric green taxiing system (EGTS). AIR spoke with Brian Wenig, vice president of the EGTS Program for Honeywell Aerospace.
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Waking Up to Turbulence
A new system promises to dissipate the runway wake vortices that force wide separation between landing aircraft. We ask whether this innovation could unlock airport capacity without the need for new runways.
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Watch This Space
Airports are under pressure to free up space for carriers or face the crippling effects of congestion. We learn how altering the current slot allocation system could stave off a capacity crisis.
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Next issue

Brisbane Airport could become Australia's first bioport, with a feasibility study into local biofuel production underway. We find out more about the project and how the concept of airport bioports is coming along elsewhere.

We also ask how a stealthy building project at Blagnac Airport is minimising the disruption construction work is causing to the airport's operations, take a look at a major passenger terminal upgrade underway at Bristol Airport in the UK to improve passenger flow and ease congestion, and explore Delta Air Lines' new terminal complex at JFK airport in New York.

Moreover, we speak to All Ways Travelling about its roadmap for creating a more efficient and sustainable transport system across Europe, and find out how improvements in technology and efficiency could give a boost to declining air cargo market shares.

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