Issue date 1 October 2012
issue number 22

The October issue of Airside will be my first as editor. After over a decade of writing and editing for Jane’s Information Group and then six years with The A-Z Group (publishers of Air Cargo Week, amongst many other titles), I have moved on to take on the reins at Airside.

Aircraft power systems at the stand is a major concern right now, and Airside considers the various alternatives available.

Changing technology is also a major focus on articles looking at passenger boarding bridges and cargo containers, while we also consider how de-icing procedures and equipment are currently in a state of flux.

When outright purchases of GSE appears financially prohibitive, there are alternatives involving leasing, while other articles in this issue of Airside assess how today’s gateways are managing noise emissions, the view from Australia when it comes to fulfilling defence contracts in the GSE sector and, finally, we talk to WFS’s Scott Whitfill about the handler’s Phoenix rebuild facility.

I hope you find much in this issue of interest.