Operations

Rotterdam The Hague Airport future-proofing baggage handling with autonomous vehicle technology

Rotterdam The Hague Airport future-proofing baggage handling with autonomous vehicle technology

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 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.

Glasgow Airport radar project clears major wind farm development

Glasgow Airport radar project clears major wind farm development

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.

UK Government’s new aviation strategy focusing on developing safe, secure and sustainable aviation sector

UK Government’s new aviation strategy focusing on developing safe, secure and sustainable aviation sector

The draft strategy, which will be open for public consultation for 16 weeks, proposes new measures to ensure the UK’s aviation sector continues to bring significant benefits to the UK economy and citizens up to 2050 and beyond, including a new passenger charter, practical requirements to reduce emission and noise levels and more use of innovative technology.

Airports deploying key ATM technologies to enhance Europe’s air traffic network

Airports deploying key ATM technologies to enhance Europe’s air traffic network

Through the SESAR Related Deployment Airport Grouping (SDAG)’s support, Fraport Slovenija and Groupe ADP have been awarded Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funding to contribute to the upgrade of Europe’s air traffic management system. Barbora Smolikova reports on the benefits of this funding for the enhancement of airport operations.