ACI EUROPE Activities
As part of its border management strategy, the EU adopted two regulations that require Member States to register the entry and exit of third-country nationals at the external borders of the Schengen area through an automated IT system named the Entry-Exit System (EES). To help airports in the EES implementation, ACI EUROPE published a guidance document entitled “The Entry-Exit System – A Guide Document for Airports”. Federico Bonaudi reports.
ACI EUROPE and the SESAR Joint Undertaking, with the support of key aviation partners, organised the Digital Sky Challenge from 2 to 4 December 2019 in Athens. Hosted by Athens International Airport, the event was Europe’s first 48-hour competition taking place at an airport premises. We spoke with the three winning teams to find out more about their experience and plans for the solutions they developed. Inês Rebelo reports.
ACI Airport Exchange 2019: “We cannot be radical enough – harnessing every action towards operating the zero-carbon airport”
The 13th ACI Airport Exchange, organised jointly by ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia-Pacific and hosted by Abu Dhabi Airports, took place in Abu Dhabi on 25-27 November 2019. The theme of this year’s event was “We cannot be radical enough – harnessing every action towards operating the zero-carbon airport”: Building less-impactful, smarter, secure and safer airports.
Providing adequate airport capacity to accommodate growth in a sustainable way and to optimise the passenger experience
ACI EUROPE has recently updated its Position Paper on Airport Capacity that lays out how airports can best achieve improvements in the use of available capacity within the airport system. In addition, to help airports develop an integrated response to the capacity situation, which is facilitated by the establishment of Airport Operations Centres (APOC), ACI EUROPE has launched a new service – the APOC Peer Review programme. Report by Aidan Flanagan.
ACI EUROPE has partnered with ICF to organise the 3rd Self-Connections Symposium on 8 November in Brussels. The event aimed to discuss the state of play of the self-connecting market and to explore the recent and future developments leading to different self-connecting initiatives by airports, airlines and service providers. Report by Inês Rebelo.