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Analysis

  • Making Passenger Flights Even Safer

    With aviation safety at an all-time high there does not seem to be much room for improvement. Nicholas A Sabatini, associate administrator for aviation safety at the FAA, begs to...

  • Accommodating the Airbus A380

    The new Airbus A380 is set to launch a new era in air transport. It benefits from its greater capacity and the ability to fly longer distances non-stop. Only airports...

  • Navigating into the Future

    The balance of power between airports and airlines is shifting. Airports need to make sure they are not left behind, says Henk Guitjens, chief marketing officer at JFK Terminal 4.

  • Clear Skies Ahead

    Without regulation and planning, European air traffic control is flying into an uncertain and unsafe future. Victor Aguado, Eurocontrol director general, has the solution.

  • Clipped Wings

    While airlines have made sacrifices to improve efficiency, airports have used their monopolies to increase charges. Giovanni Bisignani, director general of IATA, calls on the European Commission to regulate Europe's...

  • Preventing Snow-Blindness

    A sudden, unexpected snowfall can close an unprepared airport. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has developed a response plan to keep its runways clear, as the Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory explains.

  • Europe’s Dream of Safer Skies

    As the number of flights rises, more needs to be done to maintain Europe's excellent aviation safety record. Matthias Ruete, head of the EU's Directorate-General for Energy and Transport, explains...

  • Flying into the Future

    New technology and wider collaboration are the only way to manage increasing air traffic. Additionally, national defence requirements need to be incorporated, says Marion Blakey, FAA administrator.

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