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Today’s challenges for tomorrow’s aviation

Electrification of aviation has taken-off, how to prepare for a smooth landing After propellers and jet-engines, the third era in aviation is electric propulsion. Electric propulsion in aviation seems to offer a wide variety of applications and transport options. Looking first at aircraft models and plans...

Utilizing Digital Technology to Improve Aviation Safety

Through years of advancements in technology, the world is moving towards digitalization. Computing machines and information processing systems are utilized to reduce human workload and simultaneously improve various aspects of operational efficiency. Several industries have successfully integrated the technology to their core framework and achieved...

Post-Covid-19 Recovery – Lessons from China

Since last December, the vaccination has started around the world, and the hope of reopening and recovery seems to be achievable shortly. People’s desire for travelling has been repressed in the endless lockdown and winter. Now, it is time for us to make a plan...

To70’s take on the current and future aviation in India

As in many other countries, the pandemic has significantly impacted the civil aviation industry in India. Fast forward to almost one year later and the traffic is returning slowly and steadily, with the Government of India allowing domestic airlines to operate at 80% of pre-COVID...

Taking Airport Carbon Accreditation to a higher level

Despite the downturn in the aviation sector, the sector continues taking actions against the climate change. Since March this year 29 airports joined the program for the first time and a further 22 achieved new levels of accreditation. At the To70 offices around the globe,...

Airport Emergency Planning: The Challenge of Limited Resources

Emergency exercises at airports can be a daunting task of stakeholder engagement, logistics, and most importantly resource management. This is especially the case at regional airports where operations, particularly in a COVID-19 world, are at a minimum with key airport staff often forced to wear...

To70 invests in future of UK aviation

In early October I joined To70 to setup their UK office and build upon the long history of support already in the UK. In this blog I reflect on the first 6 weeks of the journey and in particular introduce how I now understand the...

Intersecting runways, from necessity to a prediction challenge.

Early aircraft took off from any sufficiently large field that allowed take-off into the wind. As aircraft became large and faster, runways were build in multiple directions. Nowadays, new airports only have parallel runways. We explore the development of runway configurations and their effect on...