Airfield / Airport Lighting

The Bright Lights of Sydney

July 24, 2009 0

Australia’s premier airport has completed a giant lighting upgrade.  Tom Allett explains. Sydney Airport has successfully completed a $51 million programme to upgrade airport ground lighting involving runways 16R/34L, 07/25, 16L/34R and all the taxiways […]

Airline Focus

Information 'On TAP'

July 24, 2009 0

Per Hagman from Appear outlines the advantages that handheld computers have delivered to Portugal’s national carrier. While every business considers its voice and data communication essential, there are some processes – like Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul […]

Ground Handling

CHOREO: Revolutionising Turnaround Efficiency?

July 24, 2009 0

Will Faas, ARINC’s Senior Product Manager, Airport Systems, describes the potential advantages of using his company’s new PDA. Imagine a familiar scene at airports around the world: 6 o’clock on a Monday morning and the […]

Airports

‘Flying’ a Private Airport

July 24, 2009 0

After three months in operation, Branson Airport reports that it is doing well.  By Carroll McCormick. Having barely begun its life as the first completely private commercial airport in the United States, Branson Airport (BKG) […]

Airports

Panama City West Bay: A New Start

July 24, 2009 0

In Florida, a new airport is emerging which has the blessing of environmentalists as well as accountants.  Tom Allett explains. These days it’s pretty rare to hear of an all-new airport being carved out of […]

Airports

Canadian Airport Conference

June 12, 2009 0

The 2009 Canadian airport conference drew its best-ever attendance.  Carroll McCormick and Jasmine Lacoste-McCormick report. Under the subtitle ‘Leadership for Challenging Times’, the Airports Canada 2009 conference, organised by the Canadian Airports Council (CAC) and […]

Air Cargo

Cargo Screening Advances

June 12, 2009 0

Carroll McCormick reports on how new equipment is rising to the challenges of screening requirements. An X-ray inspection system for palletised cargo and a desktop explosives trace detection machine are improving cargo throughput for Romulus, […]

Security

Access USA

June 12, 2009 0

Dr Christer Wilkinson from AECOM, twice chairman of the RTCA airport security standards commission, reports on staff access control issues at US airports. When travellers think of security at airports, most focus on the passenger […]

Security

Operator Based Training: A Key Factor

June 12, 2009 0

Alfred Fischer from STI explains why security training offers undiscovered potential and an efficient operation. Michael Miller has worked for 28 years as a security guard at an international airport.  This experienced employee still remembers […]

Airports

21st Century Hamburg

June 12, 2009 0

Having recently completed its 21st Century re-vamp, Hamburg looks set for today, and tomorrow.  Tom Allett reports. Hamburg Airport’s management team found 2008 to be an eventful year.  Passenger figures were up and its long-running […]