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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...

A Smart Solution for A-CDM Training

Setting up A-CDM in pursuit of efficiency and predictability is a considerable investment for an airport. Once implemented, airports need to focus on the real ROI that A-CDM provides: the ability to continuously improve operational processes. All too often, however, the initial returns begin to...

Applying Airport Noise Zones In India

Airports in highly developed regions have long been required to publish airport noise zones. In 2018, India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change announced a similar requirement, but the criteria, methodology and application are open to individual airport interpretation. Looking to international best practices...

Regional Airport Master Planning Best Practices

Regardless of size, all airports share many characteristics. However, regional airports and smaller aerodromes usually serve very different purposes to their larger city cousins, so their strategic approach must also be different. A tailored Airport Master Plan is invaluable in ensuring that limited resources are...

GANP: Choreographing departure, route and arrival

Coordinating a flight successfully means that aircraft, crews, passengers and cargo must all be in the right place at the right time. Doing that over 100 000 times daily is an intricate ballet of resources, processes and procedures. One miscommunication can have major repercussions. Can...

Risk-Assessing Sustainable Energy Solutions For Airports

To70 Netherlands Managing Director Ruud Ummels will be speaking at the ACI Airport Exchange in Abu Dhabi at the end of November 2019. The paper he will be presenting, Successful technical and business strategies to implement solar and wind energy at or near your airport,...

Airport Expansion: Progress First, Safety Always

Construction works in and around an operational airport creates hazards to aviation. The hazards are not always obvious to those who have not operated in an airport environment before, and they can be especially hard to manage during massive projects involving thousands of people. Early...

Facilitating safe UAM & UAS Applications

Urban air mobility (UAM) and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are arguably two of the aviation industry’s most exciting and promising developments. However, a drone spotted too close to an airport runway last year led to over 1,000 cancelled flights and more than 140,000 affected passengers....