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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....

Airports and ATC: Same Team, Different Goalposts

Airport operations and air traffic control must work hand-in-hand to keep the airfield, and thus the entire airport, running smoothly. Nevertheless, these supposed close working partners in airport operations and safety may have very different priorities when it comes to efficiency optimisations. How, then, can...

Understanding Aviation’s Nitrogen Deposition Challenge

Compliance with nitrogen deposition regulations has recently become a pressing issue in the Netherlands due to changes to the permit process for activities in and around protected natural areas. Dutch airports are required to include any effect they have in their Environmental Impact Report. With...

Aviation & Climate change: What airports can do

Aviation has a significant impact on global climate change, as aircraft and airport operations release tonnes of CO2 into the air. Though most is emitted during the fuel-intensive aircraft cruising phase, airport operations on the ground and in the surrounding airspace can have a big...

Unusual Runway Layouts: A Case for FTS

When your Airport Master Plan forecasts 130 million passengers annually by 2040, what runway layout meets that demand? Getting the design right is challenging. How can an airport determine the best runway layout for maximum capacity, efficiency and safety when the design options are both...

Fast Time Simulation to Test Before You Invest

In a complex environment like an airport or airspace, changes are notoriously difficult to implement, always time-consuming and usually require serious investment. By using Fast Time Simulation first, the solutions envisioned can be simulated, studied and analysed before any infrastructure investment is made. Results are...

Optimising Bow-Tie Use in Complex Organisations

How can an organisation get the most benefit from using the bow-tie methodology, especially when that organisation is quite complex? By integrating the tool fully into the company’s way of working, it becomes a powerful medium for obtaining relevant and broadly useful insights into the...

Minimising the Impact of Airspace Disruptions

When an airspace sector needs to be closed or has limitations placed on operations within it due to an inability to provide air traffic management services, the ANSP managing the airspace can implement temporary contingency procedures. Given the potentially high costs of such disruptions to...