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AIS to AIM: The required journey towards SWIM

Conventional paper-based aeronautical publications are notoriously difficult to update and maintain. At the same time, aviation industry growth is increasing the need for more efficient, quality aeronautical information systems that can share information in real-time. High-quality data subsequently enhances the efficiency of air traffic management...

The challenge of integrating risks

The foundation of any safety management system (SMS) is the use of a robust methodology for risk assessment. No aviation organisation would consider their SMS complete without assessing the chance certain events will occur and how severe their consequences. But what do you do when...

Helicopters, platforms and offshore windfarms

Continuing the topic of wind turbines and aviation from our last blog, this time we take a more in-depth look at some of the aspects that affect helicopters operating offshore. Specifically, we examine both operational and business issues surrounding offshore wind farms, their proximity to...

The dangerous relationship between wind turbines and aviation

Wind turbines are becoming increasingly popular as sources of renewable energy. And just as with airports, the preferred locations are far enough away from populated areas to minimise nuisance. If placed too close to airports, however, they create hazards to aviation, only some of which...

Key to A-CDM integration: Airport predictability performance

Shared information regarding flight schedules, status and progress is an essential basis for efficient use of available airspace capacity and airport infrastructure. The success of any networked system depends, of course, on the reliability of the information being shared. Airport CDM can only be effective...

Corporate management’s role in aviation safety

Aviation safety has moved from an engineering challenge to a management one over the years. It is an evolution that has brought the aviation industry to a point where the accident rate is so low that it is no longer an accurate indicator for safety...

Aviation complexity requires a diverse skillset

Being a junior aviation consultant with To70 means being challenged to find answers to some very complex questions. And each problem requires its own unique approach, using a combination of personal knowledge, analytical skills, the expertise of our colleagues and working intensively with the client...

Choose your noise mitigation measures wisely

In this final blog of our series on aircraft noise exposure around Europe’s largest airports, we explore noise mitigation measures and how they could potentially provide immediate improvements for the surrounding communities. The choice of mitigative measures needs to be considered carefully, however.  After all,...

Aircraft noise: The challenges for authorities

In this second of our three-part series on aircraft noise exposure around Europe’s largest airports, we explore some of the challenges for government authorities in balancing spatial planning and noise mitigation with the economic benefits that come from aviation industry growth. We take a closer...

Aircraft noise exposure around European airports

Our recent analysis of aircraft noise exposure revealed some important aspects to consider in dealing with the growing attention to negative effects of aviation on the environment. Our Infographic provides interesting insights for Europe’s busiest airports. In this first in a three-part series exploring the challenges,...