Development

Why strengthening the project sponsor’s role can improve airport modernisation investments

Why strengthening the project sponsor’s role can improve airport modernisation investments

Recent Independent Project Analysis (IPA), Inc. evaluations of airport projects, including those at European airports, have concluded that an effective sponsor can improve project cost predictability and performance. By Melissa Matthews, IPA Senior Research Analyst

Operations

Keep them coming: how smart solutions are transforming Europe’s airports

Keep them coming: how smart solutions are transforming Europe’s airports

The SESAR Joint Undertaking (JU), EU’s body responsible for the digital transformation of aviation, has recently completed work on several new smart solutions to improve the safety, accessibility and efficiency of Europe’s airports. Florian Guillermet reports.

Security

Rapiscan Systems’ ORION series now Qualified for Air Cargo Screening by TSA

Rapiscan Systems’ ORION series now Qualified for Air Cargo Screening by TSA

Rapiscan Systems’ Explosives and Narcotics Screening Solutions – the ORION 920DX, 927DX and 928DX – have qualified for the Transportation Security Administration’s Air Cargo Screening Technology List.

IT

Fraport Brasil installs new passenger processing technology at Fortaleza and Porto Alegre airports

Fraport Brasil installs new passenger processing technology at Fortaleza and Porto Alegre airports

Fraport Brasil has installed SITA’s passenger processing technology at the two airports it manages in Brazil: Fortaleza Airport and Porto Alegre Airport. New self-service gates provide passengers with automated entry to the security checking area with a simple scan of their boarding pass.

Commercial

“Unifying airport planning goals with the future of ground transportation”

“Unifying airport planning goals with the future of ground transportation”

At this year’s ACI EUROPE Airport Commercial & Retail Conference, Stephanie Hughes, Head of Growth, EMEA Operations, will present Uber’s long-term vision for ground transportation. Here, she tells Ross Falconer how Uber’s platform can adapt and extend in ways that build around an airport’s physical environment.

Environment

Southampton Airport recognised at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation

Southampton Airport recognised at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation

Southampton Airport’s efforts to minimise its carbon footprint have been recognised at Level 2 Reduction of ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation. Between 2015 and 2018, the airport cut its CO2 emissions per passenger by over 50%, despite significant passenger growth in that period.

ACI EUROPE Activities

Towards a more sustainable aviation sector in line with the European Green Deal – the ACI EUROPE Aviation Sustainability Summit

Towards a more sustainable aviation sector in line with the European Green Deal – the ACI EUROPE Aviation Sustainability Summit

In the context of the European Green Deal, alongside ACI EUROPE’s NetZero2050 commitment and Sustainability Strategy for Airports, ACI EUROPE held the first Aviation Sustainability Summit on 22 January 2020 in Brussels. The event aimed to highlight the European airport industry’s climate action and to discuss the next steps the aviation industry needs to take to contribute to the EU climate neutrality goal by 2050. It was also the opportunity for a broader conversation on the different facets of airport sustainability. Report by Marina Bylinsky.