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Analysis

  • Cooperating in Competition

    Though passenger numbers are picking up, the airline industry is in a state of financial crisis. In order to prevent airlines haemorrhaging more cash in the coming years, IATA has...

  • Snap Decisions

    Amid industry efforts to improve the safety of airside technology, lighting structures have been the focus of attention. JFM Wiggenraad, of the Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory, explains to Future Airport...

  • A Clean Slate for IT

    Athens International Airport (AIA) was constructed ahead of surging passenger numbers for the 2004 Olympic Games. It presented a golden opportunity to put into practice the lessons learnt in network...

  • Treading Carefully

    The need for a secure grip on the runway in winter conditions is stronger in Canada than in many other countries. Transport Canada’s transportation development centre explains how the coefficient...

  • Take Off for a Low-Cost Airport

    Frankfurt-Hahn appears to be achieving its targets for growth in the drive towards profitability. Future Airport looks at the figures from the German airport catering to low-cost airlines and cargo...

  • Turbulent Times for Air Cargo

    High fuel prices are having an impact on the airfreight industry, with a marked slowdown in growth over the last year. Future Airport looks at IATA director general and CEO...

  • Beyond the Terminal

    While security within the terminal has visibly increased to new levels, a new risk may now lurk outside. Future Airport looks at the important issue of perimeter security.

  • Weather Watching

    The unique geography of Hong Kong’s new international airport has led to the need for a windshear warning system. Future Airport looks at the lengthy scientific development of a meteorological...

  • Budgetary Control

    Marion Blakey, FAA, addresses the issue of reform of the contract with the US air traffic controllers' union, NATCA.

  • Controlling Interests

    In the changing US aviation environment, the FAA finds itself at a crossroads. Marion Blakey writes on the tough decisions that lie ahead for a reforming authority.

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