In spite of the precarious economic climate, airport development is still very much a common theme across the industry, and as airport authorities continue to invest in expanding and upgrading facilities, ensuring operational safety remains paramount. Ryan Ghee spoke to Jan Metsovitis, Director, Aviation Business Unit, Athens International Airport, and Chairman of the ACI EUROPE Technical and Operational Safety Committee.
On 29 April, a major change was due to take place at Europe’s major airports, to accommodate the Phase 1 of the new rule lifting the ban on Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs). The European Commission announced a postponement of the new regime on the eve of the big day, choosing to protect citizens from confusion over the new rule and which countries were applying it. Ross Falconer reports.
As passenger security and cargo screening levels have increased, so has the demand for new technologies to provide a reliable means of further securing air travel. Ryan Ghee reports.
As the European Union looks set to lift the restrictions on liquids, aerosols and gels in a two phase process – Phase 1 of which begins on 29 April this year, with Phase 2 following in April 2013 – Airport Business looks back to the origins of this issue, the story so far and the security and operational concerns for the road ahead. Report by Ross Falconer.
With more EU legislation on aviation security anticipated in the coming months, ACI EUROPE organised a fact-finding mission for Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in collaboration with Schiphol Group to examine how the next generation of scanners can become an important tool in airports’ security efforts. Donagh Cagney reports.