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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...

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...