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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Improving TOBT predictability using actual ready time

Many major European airports have been improving their operational efficiency by implementing Airport CDM information sharing. Some, however, have opted out of a few of the recommended milestones in order to shortcut the implementation process. Not implementing actual event milestones means the airport misses out...

Zurich Airport
Capacity predictions for runway maintenance planning

When is the best time to plan runway maintenance if you operate a very busy airport? It’s a complicated question, since the answer depends on wind and weather conditions, available capacity, hours of daylight, and the complexity of the maintenance project itself, just to name...