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Although not yet a serious concern, there is undoubtedly a shortage of air traffic controllers in the civil aviation sector. In this issue, we look at the reasons behind the insufficient numbers and what is being done to rectify it.

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We also learn how maintenance schedules change for runways coming to the end of their life, and look at some of the new technology being rolled out in airports to improve accessibility.

US aerospace giant Boeing has been making headlines this year, but often not for the right reasons. int his issue we ask: Is Boeing too big to fail?

As well as all of this, we highlight some of the UAM startups to look out for as the sector continues to grow, and speak to Cyvation about the need to better protect aircraft against cyberattacks.

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In this issue of Airport Industry Review

What’s the reason for air traffic controller shortages?

Despite not reaching a crisis point, the aviation sector does have a problem with ATC shortages. Keri Allan explores the reasons behind it and the measures being taken to improve things.

How does maintenance change for runways coming to the end of their life cycle?

As airport runways near the end of their life, the need to increase maintenance regimes becomes increasingly important for safe operations. Kirstie Pickering investigates the heightened maintenance routines needed to keep these runways in operation.

The new tech improving accessibility at airports

The proliferation of smartphones in the last decade has led to a boom in new personal digital aides to improve accessibility in airports. Kirstie Pickering looks at some of the latest apps developed to help travellers with specific accessibility needs.

Is Boeing too big to fail?

Grounded by poor management and a myriad of safety disasters, Boeing has experienced severe turbulence in recent years. Eve Thomas investigates.

The Urban Air Mobility startups preparing for “substantial growth”

A GlobalData report identifies urban air mobility as a growing market and unpacks key startups shaping the market. Kris Cooper looks into some notable startups.

Aviation cybersecurity lagging behind “big-time”: Cyviation CEO

Noah Bovenizer speaks with Cyviation CEO Avi Tenenbaum who outlines his view of the cybersecurity landscape in the aviation industry and the progress that needs to be made.

The top 10 tallest ATC towers in the world

Despite new remote and virtual tower systems, the tallest ATC towers in the world still offer real-life sight lines of the planes they are routing. Peter Nilson gives a rundown of the tallest towers in the world.

The critical role AI plays in reshaping airports

Kanu Aravind, head of digital and innovation at IBS Software, highlights the role that AI can play in revamping airports.

Next issue preview

Next issue, we look at the latest technology being implemented at airports to make baggage handling operations more efficient. 

Similarly, we consider the newest airport management platforms being rolled out across the sector, as curb-to-gate passenger management systems become ever-prominent in airports.

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