On the horizon with Heathrow: the latest issue of AIR is out now

5 September 2019 (Last Updated September 5th, 2019 12:20)

In this issue: key aspects of London Heathrow’s expansion masterplan, how AI can be used to speed up aircraft turnarounds, and what airports and airlines can do to accommodate nervous fliers.

On the horizon with Heathrow: the latest issue of AIR is out now

Airport Industry Review is back for another issue packed with technology news and industry analysis. In this issue, we examine the key aspects of London Heathrow’s expansion masterplan, explore how AI can be used to speed up aircraft turnarounds, and find out what airports and airlines can do to accommodate nervous fliers.

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In this issue

Key takeaways from the Heathrow expansion preferred masterplan

Heathrow has unveiled its preferred masterplan for expanding the airport, opening a consultation period until 13 September for the public to comment, and pledging to take that feedback into consideration in its final proposal to the government, expected in 2020. Julian Turner reports.

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Liberating liquids: CT tech drives airport security investment

CT scanners have been used at airports to screen checked baggage for years, but new improvements are seeing these advanced systems introduced to airport security checkpoints. Chris Lo asks: how is the sector’s investment in CT technology progressing, and what benefits is it bringing to security lines?

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On the block: a look at airport sales around the world

From Glasgow Prestwick Airport’s financial troubles to India’s privatisation plans, airports are sold for many reasons. Adele Berti takes a look at some of the most notable airport sales of recent years and the fascinating stories behind them.

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Typhoon trouble: rebooking passenger flights from Hong Kong

Aiming to create a new customer-centric “design thinking” approach to managing disruption at Hong Kong International Airport,  Cathay Pacific worked with Amadeus, Accenture and 15below on a solution that is designed to dramatically reduce the time it takes to rebook passenger flights, as well as enhance the passenger experience and brand loyalty. Frances Marcellin reports.

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Euro vision: unravelling the new pan-European drone regulations

Six months after drone sightings caused chaos at Gatwick Airport, the EU published a new set of rules aimed at addressing safety-related issues and mitigating security risks surrounding their use. Julian Turner reports on the common regulations and what drone operators need to do to comply.

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Assaia: using AI to speed-up airport turnarounds

Assaia combines AI with real-time video data captured at airports, allowing airlines to generate predictions that could help make operations easier and more efficient. Assaia chief customer officer Christiaan Hen tells Varsha Saraogi how AI technology can create seamless continuity at aviation hubs.

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Flying scared: can aviophobia be conquered?

Despite being one of the safest methods of transport in the world, the prospect of flying can still terrify many. But what are the root causes of aviophobia, and what can airports and airlines do to help allay the minds of nervous passengers? Ross Davies reports.

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Airports of the future: five areas set for radical change

Airports are changing fast, as the rise of new technologies and growing environmental constraints play a crucial role in shaping the future of aviation. With growing pressures coming from passengers and stakeholders, Adele Berti takes a look at five areas ripe for change.

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France has introduced plans to establish an eco-tax on all flights by 2020. The solution has taken flak from industry stakeholders, but could other countries follow suit?

Meanwhile, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned that governments must take a more harmonised approach to airport slot allocation, reigniting concerns around capacity in the face of ever-growing demand.

Also in this issue: a closer look at early design proposals for Poland’s new CPK airport, set to open with an annual passenger capacity of 45 million in 2027; a round-up of the latest innovations helping airports prepare for adverse winter conditions; and why has the aviation sector fallen behind on cybersecurity?

Finally, we investigate the dangerous lives of stowaways, after a shocking incident earlier this year in which a person fell hundreds of feet from a passenger jet flying inbound to the UK.