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  • 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.

  • Creating Capacity in China

    Rises in passenger numbers, alongside development programmes are heralding a new wave of airport construction in China. Matt Willey asks how the Chinese government and its aviation agency are accommodating...

  • Efficiency – In the Bag

    The grandiose design for London Heathrow's fifth terminal will dazzle visitors to the UK. Meanwhile, a strong focus on airport systems from the earliest stages of development means that the...

  • Creating an Environmentally Friendly Airport

    A central concept in the design and construction of Narita International Airport is the 'eco-airport'. Masahiko Kurono, President and CEO, writes about how the airport is taking an unusually green...

  • Taking Pride in Passenger Protection

    Passengers have never had security so much in mind when travelling by air as in the last four years. The response by major airports has been swift and focused, and...

  • Europe’s Capacity Crisis

    As the volume of air traffic continues to pick up, the pressure on airport capacity is causing serious concern. But with strong political opposition to expansion plans, will the industry...

  • 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...


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