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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.

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.