The latest issue of Airport Industry Review is out now with even more industry news and analysis. In this issue, we speak to the European Commission about the Single European Sky initiative, explore the impact of an agreement to open up the Israel-Jordan airspace, investigate new technology that could replace sniffer dogs at airport security and much more.

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In this issue

Sustainable Single European Sky meets the European Green deal

The European Commission is proposing an upgrade of the Single European Sky regulatory framework in order to establish more sustainable flight paths. Julian Turner talks to Filip Cornelis, director for aviation at the European Commission, about the environmental case for a unified approach to aviation.

The future of airport design with Curtis Fentress

Every year, global architecture firm Fentress Architects launches a student competition challenging participants to envision and design the airport of the future. Adele Berti speaks to the competition’s founder Curtis Fentress about the winning projects and how they incorporated new technologies, climate change and other key trends.

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Inside Skytrax’s new Covid-19 safety rating for airports

Covid-19 safety at airports

In December 2020, Istanbul Airport became the fourth airport in the world to achieve the ‘5-Star Covid-19 Airport’ certification awarded by Skytrax, behind Rome Fiumicino Airport, Doha’s Hamad International Airport and Bogota El Dorado International Airport. Andrew Tunnicliffe speaks to Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted about the steps airports should be taking to keep passengers safe.

An historic breakthrough: opening up the Jordan Israel air corridor

The Kingdom of Jordan and State of Israel recently reached an historic agreement to allow flights to cross over each countries’ airspace, a move hailed as a breakthrough for both passengers and the planet. Julian Turner talks to Muhammad Al Bakri, IATA’s regional VP for Africa and the Middle East.

How 3D visualisation could unlock the challenges of airspace visualisation

air traffic control technology

Crowded skies and the mounting pressures on those entrusted to keep them operational and safe have been a cause for concern for ages. Andrew Tunnicliffe speaks to St Pölten UAS researcher Gernot Rottermanner and Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH senior researcher Volker Settgast about a new prototype they have developed to help visualise airspace more easily.

Could a new robot replace sniffer dogs at airport security?

aviation news

Sniffer dogs are an important layer of security in the airport environment, helping personnel to detect the presence of explosives, drugs, electronics or invasive species. Now, US-based start-up Koniku has developed what it is calling a ‘dog on a chip’, which could offer a more reliable solution than its canine counterpart. Luke Christou reports.

Berlin Brandenburg Airport: a construction timeline

Around 30 years after its initial conception, Berlin Brandenburg International Airport finally began operations in October 2020 after a troubled project marred by delays and scandals. Ilaria Grasso Macola creates a timeline of everything that happened in between conception and delivery.

Tegel Airport: saying goodbye to a legendary German hub

A week after the opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Berliners said a tearful goodbye to Tegel Airport. Ilaria Grasso Macola profiles the history of this iconic hub and looks at plans to incorporate it into a new residential area.

Next issue preview: March 2021

In our next issue, we ask a roundtable of experts about the role sustainability will play in the future of airports in a post-pandemic landscape.

We also at how the aviation sector is helping isolated communities worldwide and explore the evolution of automatic surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) systems after the Federal Aviation Administration entered a new partnership with ADS-B proprietor Aireon.

Staying on the air traffic theme, we have an investigation of the impact that severe weather may have on flights as climate change accelerates.

Next, we find out why Munich Airport has been the only European airport to receive five stars from ratings provider Skytrax, and speak to Braincorp about how it intends to bring a new ‘fleet of autonomous cleaning robots’ to aviation hubs across the continent.

Finally, we investigate Amazon’s new air cargo scheme. What will this mean for its competitors?

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