Airport Industry Review: Issue 9

7 February 2014 (Last Updated February 7th, 2014 04:31)

In this issue we list the busiest airports in the US, look at Brisbane’s new bioport concept, explore innovative facilities at JFK, investigate the first ‘stealthy building’ from Airbus and much more

Airport Industry Review: Issue 9

Issue 9

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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, as well as exploring Delta Air Lines' new terminal complex at JFK airport in New York, analysing how Sochi Airport in Russia is preparing for the Winter Olympics and how technology is becoming wearable in the airport.

Moreover, we find out about the state of the air cargo sector and which improvements could be made and rank the busiest airports within the US.

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In this issue

Brisbane's Bioport Blueprint
Virgin Australia, SkyNRG, and Brisbane Airport Corporation have joined forces to assess if Australia's first 'bioport' could become a reality. Dr Nicola Davies finds out more about the project and production of biofuel.
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Human Traffic
US airports are gearing up to cater for increasing passenger numbers as the economy shows signs of recovery. We rank their 10 busiest airports based on passenger traffic.
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4's The New 3
Delta Air Lines' Shane Jones explains how demolishing most of JFK Airport's Terminal 3 to make room for a new and improved Terminal 4 is helping to catch up with the competition.
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Stealthy Building
Introducing the first 'stealthy building' by Airbus - a building constructed near an airport runway without affecting the airport's landing system. Ross Davies takes a closer look.
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Winter Games Warm Up
Sochi International Airport is preparing for the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. We learn how they plan to improve Paralympian accessibility and utilise passenger services technologies.
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Wearable Tech
In the era of the mobile-centric passenger, does wearable technology represent the next step from smartphones and tablets? A new SITA report outlines its potential and challenges.
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Air Cargo's Rise and Fall
A third of goods traded internationally, worth $6.4 trillion of business, are transported by air each year and yet the industry is stagnating. We explore the issues and solutions.
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Next issue

New changes to the European Union's Single European Sky initiative have angered the continent's air traffic controllers, with strikes affecting operations across Europe. We look at both sides of the debate, and address the fallout of the strike action.

Also, we profile the ten highest altitude airports in the world, ask whether operators and government agencies need to do more to safeguard exterior assets after two high-profile perimeter breaches at US airports and find out why TSA Pre-Check is being held up as a model of 'risk-based' profiling.

Moreover, we ask what is the attraction of building a new airport in the Thames Estuary and take a look at the latest airport apps that are being marketed to improve the airport experience.

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