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Europe’s airports embrace digital transformation with SESAR’s innovative excellence

Europe’s airports embrace digital transformation with SESAR’s innovative excellence

SESAR Joint Undertaking – the European Commission’s Single European Sky ATM Research programme – has developed technologies that have proved beneficial to Europe’s airports as regards safety, operational and environmental performance and, ultimately, the passenger experience. Given the relevance of SESAR innovation and implementation for airports, ACI EUROPE released a publication on SESAR Joint Undertaking’s pivotal role in supporting the digital transformation of airports. Inês Rebelo reports.

Tackling runway throughput challenges: SESAR has solutions!

Tackling runway throughput challenges: SESAR has solutions!

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’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.

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.