The latest issue of Airport Industry Review is out now and features the latest industry news and insights.

​​​​​In this issue, we speak to surveillance specialist Aireon about the potential of space-based ADS-B for air traffic management, explore how airports can adapt to resist adverse weather events, ask experts across the industry how airports can build sustainability into their Covid-19 recovery plans and much more.

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In this issue

Roundtable: what role should sustainability play in airports’ Covid-19 recovery?

As airports enter a post-Covid-19 era, will they be able to ‘build back better’ when it comes to environmental sustainability? Adele Berti asks experts across the industry to give their opinion on what airports should do next.

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Intelligent design: can Brain Corp’s AI robots clean up in Europe?

US tech company Brain Corp is creating the world’s largest ‘fleet of autonomous cleaning robots’ to maintain hygiene levels and keep frontline workers safe. Julian Turner speaks to European vice president and general manager Michel Spruijt about trust, advancements in artificial intelligence and the impact of Covid-19.

Will public-private partnerships improve US airports?

Andrew Tunnicliffe speaks with Kjell Kloosterziel, director of Schiphol International at Royal Schiphol Group, about a partnership it has embarked on that it hopes could transform the landscape for North American airports forever.

Inside SITA’s new health data sharing platform for air travel

Leading airport technology provider SITA recently launched Health Protect, a new solution offering a secure, contactless way to share and review passenger health information during the Covid-19 pandemic. Frankie Youd spoke to Andy Smith, director of global government and industry relations at SITA, to ask about the platform and what the future might hold for airports and airlines.

Space-based ADS-B: what is the potential for US air traffic management?

A little more than a century after the first-ever machine-powered flight, it seems the next big aviation innovation may come from beyond the sky. Andrew Tunnicliffe talks with Aireon about how transformative space-based ADS-B is proving to be in airspace management.

Keeping humanitarian missions flying during the Covid-19 pandemic

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, operators have kept humanitarian air corridors open, helping international organisations deliver assistance to vulnerable people. Ilaria Grasso Macola looks into these initiatives and reflects on the positive impact of aviation during humanitarian crises.

Storm warning: airports adapt to a changing climate

As a changing climate continues to barrage airports and airlines with challenging conditions, efforts to adapt to future climate risks are more urgent than ever. What threat do the world’s increasingly chaotic weather conditions pose to global aviation, and how is the industry responding? Chris Lo finds out.

Euro vision: Amazon’s ambitions take-off at Leipzig/Halle Airport

Amazon has launched its own air cargo operations in Europe with a regional air hub at Leipzig/Halle Airport. Julian Turner talks to Mario Patyk, head of business development cargo/logistics at the airport, about Amazon Air’s arrival in Germany and the future of the air cargo sector in the wake of Covid-19.

Munich Airport: the path to success

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic bringing global airports to their knees, Munich Airport has managed to maintain its high standards, receiving Skytrax’s five-star rating as a result. Ilaria Grasso Macola speaks to the airport’s CEO to find out what’s behind the hub’s success.

Next issue

Almost 20 years ago, 9/11 caused a global shift in airport operations worldwide. Will the Covid-19 pandemic do the same? In the next issue of AIR, we examine whether creating more streamlined airports to welcome passengers back could create new security issues. Can airports effectively balance the two?

We also debate the pros and cons of mandatory vaccinations for flights and take a look at the knock-on effect of Covid-19 on drug smuggles relying on aviation. Also: will the pandemic clear the field for a suite of airline start-ups in 2021?

We examine whether physical passports could become a thing of the past in an increasingly digital era, and explore how technology and automation could revolutionise airside operations, from baggage handling to air traffic control.

Finally, we cast an eye over the weird and wonderful stories of ‘terminal dwellers’ – people who spent part of their lives living in airports worldwide.

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