Air passenger traffic growth in China has averaged over 12% year-on-year growth for the last ten years, and the three biggest Chinese airports have seen growth rates as high as 16% in some years. This dramatic growth has put continual pressure on new and existing aviation infrastructure, both in the air and on the ground. Despite a major and continuing investment programme of 54.9 billion RMB ($8.2 billion) at Pudong Airport (first phase 15.1 billion RMB, 2nd phase 19.7 billion RMB, 3rd phase 20.1 billion RMB) operational delays increased. This article looks at the ways that this challenge of escalating delays was met by the airport and its stakeholders. By Joanna Lu, Head of Consultancy Asia, Ascend by Cirium
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While the business opportunities presented by drones are known to many in the aviation industry, incidents in recent months have raised awareness of both the safety and security threats that drones can pose to airports. ACI EUROPE has been working with EASA and EUROCONTROL to develop EU-wide rules to regulate their use. And in recent months, it has also created a Drones Task Force to develop expertise and provide guidelines for airports. Aidan Flanagan reports.