With the growing air travel demand, the need for airports to become more operationally efficient has never been more true. Runway capacity is a real challenge, especially considering the environmental, cost and time implications of building new runways in Europe. However, SESAR R&D is helping airports to optimise their runway throughput with a comprehensive toolkit of technological solutions. Bob Graham reports.
EASA’s Data4Safety partnership programme provides European-wide aviation data exchange and analysis to improve safety
EASA, along with key European aviation stakeholders, is running a very innovative safety programme in Europe named Data4Safety. It makes use of the most advanced technologies, such as Big Data & Data Mining, to collect, aggregate and analyse safety data in one platform. This allows to identify and assess systemic safety risks in Europe’s aviation. Erick Ferrandez reports.
Vanderlande’s baggage logistics solution FLEET has completed a three-month readiness test in live conditions, following a joint innovation programme involving Rotterdam The Hague Airport and ground handler Aviapartner. Report by Ross Falconer
Fraport and Volocopter developing airport infrastructure and passenger processes for air taxi services
Fraport AG and Volocopter GmbH are collaborating with the aim of pioneering mobility of the future. They are developing concepts for ground infrastructure and operations required for air taxi services at airports. The cooperation focuses on smooth passenger handling and efficient integration into existing transport infrastructure.
Plans for one of the largest wind farm developments in Scotland have been given the green light following the installation of a state-of-the-art radar system at Glasgow Airport. As a statutory consultee, Glasgow Airport must assess wind farm development proposals up to 50km away.