Capacity

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Is airline investment good for airports?

Thailand’s biggest low-cost carrier, Thai AirAsia, recently offered to invest in a new terminal at low-cost carrier hub Don Mueang International Airport. With an expansion plan already in place, the airport’s operator, Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT), declined the offer. But the move...

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A growing need for drone regulation

The use of unmanned aerial vehicle systems, or drones, is growing rapidly around the world. Busy skies and big cities inevitably create congestion, and more drones only exacerbate the issue. Without sufficient regulations from national CAAs, it could be an accident waiting to happen. The soaring...

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can Brazil’s airports handle an Olympic-sized surge?

The Olympics are a big event. Brazil will see a huge surge with millions of travellers when the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games hit Rio this August-September. Then there are the aviation security measures necessitated by this high-profile event. How will Brazil’s airports address demand...

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Data science in aviation; high potential slow progress

Data science provides great opportunities for the aviation industry to improve products and processes. Despite the abundance of data and tools the application of data science in aviation is still limited. Biggest constraints are the lack of recognition that data can be used more effectively...

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Capacity at Dutch airports is running out

This month the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment is expected to present an action agenda to maintain Schiphol Airport’s position as one of Europe’s main hub airports with a strong network of connections. We are looking forward to this Mainport Schiphol policy paper....

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Can Brazil achieve growth when its main airports are maxed out?

March 31st the Economist published about the Brazilian waxing and waning economy. With a decrease of 3,8% in GDP last year there are certainly continued worries for concern. In spite of this economic situation the country’s infrastructure needs to be improved in order to achieve...

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How to boost airspace capacity in South East Asia?

Air traffic demand is growing at a high rate in the South East Asian region and yet an overall network view of flight plans across different countries is lacking. As a result, flights are managed tactically by the various air navigation service providers. This lack...

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Can ADS-B be used for ATM research?

Flight data are essential for Air Traffic Management (ATM) research to get a better understanding of the performance of today’s ATM system and the design and validation of new concepts, procedures, and systems. Typically, data from radar surveillance systems operated and owned by air navigation...

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Airport CDM benefits are clear, global implementation progress remains slow.

Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) delivers significant benefits to European airports and the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) network. Recently Eurocontrol presented an improvement of take-off accuracy, which is the main driver for network benefits. Predicted 2015 ECAC network impact caused by Airport CDM implementations The Network...