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Is cargo of real importance for The Netherlands?

Air cargo is facing difficult times despite the recent increase of cargo operations. Over the last few years, the number of cargo flights at Schiphol were reduced by 20%, while the cargo business at Belgium airports increased. Will there be a sustainable future for air...

Fast-Time Simulation for an easier post-crisis transition

For many years air traffic has been increasing at a healthy and steady rate. This has resulted in a restless search for solutions to accommodate the ever-growing demand in the most efficient way. Countless efforts and resources have been invested into operations optimization and capacity...

Australia’s efforts in reducing aviation emissions

It is no secret that flying produces CO2 emissions and the aviation industry is facing pressure to reduce them. Australia published its action plan for aviation carbon management, Managing the Carbon Footprint of Australian Aviation, in 2012. Since then, the local aviation industry has been...

Could Covid-19 be a gamechanger for the Aviation industry?

Covid-19 could be the most abrupt shock to the global economy in decades, with aviation arguably being the most disrupted industry. The future of aviation has never been so uncertain. However, from today’s stories and lessons learned, the industry must commit to evolve and renew....

Pre-arrival screening – The new norm?

Yes, these are unprecedented times. Yes, we are in unchartered territory. Yes, we will bounce back from COVID-19 but make no mistake, this will be a protracted war. The world will be battling waves of viral outbreaks for at least the next 18-24 months before...

Aviation Business Continuity following the COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 in 2020 The current measures – as of the third week of March – that are in place across the world to contain and reduce the effects of the Corona virus COVID-19 place aviation in uncharted waters. The reduction of flights has reached over ninety...

Are early ‘Turns’ on SID achievable?

Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs) are commonly designed as straight, with aircraft heading the same direction as the runway until at least 400ft because excessive low-altitude banking is unsafe. Yet, there are many cases where changing course sooner could be beneficial for noise abatement, obstacle clearance,...

Best Planned, Best Served

EUROCONTROL and many of the European airports that utilise Airport CDM have adopted the concept of ‘Best Planned, Best Served’ in their operational procedures for the airlines. The aim is to boost adherence to procedures and targets, yet few airports actively monitor and steer on...

Intuitive airspace visualisation

Presenting 3D geographical data in a 2D report in a way that is intuitive for multiple audiences is challenging. Important characteristics get lost in a flat representation. Airspace is typically structured in complex 3D shapes and flight tracking is incomplete without information on altitudes. To...