On 11 May, a conference hosted by AVIOGEI Airport Equipment, Aeroporti di Roma (ADR, operator of Rome’s Fiumicino and Ciampino airports), Ente Nazionale per L’Aviazione Civile (ENAC, Italy’s civil aviation authority) and Associazione Italiana Gestori Aeroporti (Assaeroporti, the industry association representing 34 Italian airport management companies) met at the Hilton Rome Fiumicino Airport to discuss a whole range of issues relating to PRM (passengers with restricted mobility) handling. It was an interesting and revealing meeting for those who attended
The welcoming address, given by AVIOGEI’s president, Franco Cesarini, to a full room, introduced the themes that would characterise the conference, including the changing regulatory environment governing PRM handling, the infrastructure and equipment required to safely and efficiently handle PRM, and the new technologies that are becoming available that will help carriers and third-party service providers to offer passengers with restricted mobility as pleasant as possible an experience when they choose to fly.
AVIOGEI has itself grasped the opportunities that exist for manufacturers to serve what is a growing segment of the aviation market, Cesarini observed. The company began developing PRM-related equipment back in the mid-1970s in collaboration with Assaeroporti, henceforth working closely with PRM operators to introduce increasingly sophisticated equipment into the market.
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