issue 34

Welcome to the Summer 2016 issue of Airside International, where we cover the challenges facing airports as they seek to grow their infrastructure sufficiently quickly to meet the fast-growing demand for flight operations that so many of them face; the potential for new forms of aviation fuel that so many airlines and other interested in parties are researching and assessing; GSE maintenance, and how equipment operators are ensuring their GSE works whenever they need it; and, finally, we look at the twin threats posed by drones flown in close proximity to airports and lasers being stupidly and criminally aimed at aircraft landing or taking off.

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Take A Peek

Featured in this issue

  • The unstoppable machine

    It’s an unusual major hub these days that doesn’t have at least one large construction project under way at any one time, and in most cases there are several. Along with new airports, which co...

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  • CargoLogicAir gets it right on the ground

    Airside talks to Gary Lewis, director of operations for CargoLogicAir, the new freighter operator start-up flying out of London Stansted, about the challenges of getting the carrier’s ground handli...

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  • Paradigm shift

    Alternatives to traditional aviation fuel are gaining momentum, whether they take the form of biofuels or other solutions that reduce fuel consumption in some way. Meanwhile, co-operation between gove...

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  • Buyers’ viewpoint: Handling the heat

    Airside International talks to Tony Smith, chief operating officer of Bahrain Airport Services (BAS), an integrated provider of ground, passenger, cargo, catering and engineering services at Bahrain ...

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  • The wisdom of Sage

    Sage Parts is known as a leading supplier of spare parts for a wide rage of GSE. But as executive vice president Michael Bloomfield tells Airside, there’s a lot more to the company’s offering tha...

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  • Preventative maintenance

    Extending the life of a runway or taxiway is clearly not only going to be of great financial benefit to an airport operator: it also puts off the inevitable disruption that a major resurfacing project...

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  • ICAO tackles runway excursion issues

    Runway safety, and runway excursions specifically, remain among the International Civil Aviation Organization’s top air navigation safety concerns. But it is continuing to address the associated cha...

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  • Safety with speed

    Moving passengers and cargo from landside to airside has become for many an extremely slow and painstaking process, but there is an obvious need for stringent security measures – a requirement highl...

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  • Maintaining quality and value

    Keeping GSE up and running is vital to all operators and there are many ways to go about it Repair and maintenance (R&M) forms a vital part of the operating lease offer of Brussels-headquartere...

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  • Safety in the skies

    Two relatively new dangers to aircraft either climbing out from or on approach to commercial airports have grabbed the headlines in recent months. Aircrew in the UK, continental Europe and the US ...

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  • ADB and Safegate join forces

    ADB Group and Safegate Group have formed ADB Safegate, which will provide a full range of airport operations systems covering aircraft approach to departure In March, European private equity fi...

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  • Sweeping all before

    Schmidt jet sweepers have been put to use on runways and taxiways around the world and they have had to cope with the harshest of conditions. Dubai, for example, is hot and sandy, creating probl...

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  • Airport Show in Dubai hits the heights

    The 16th annual Airport Show took place in Dubai between 9 and 11 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) and it wasanother success Over 7,000 people from 94 countri...

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