Issue date 1 December 2011
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Welcome to the December 2011 issue of Airside International. As much of the global economy holds its collective breath over the future of the Euro, signs are it will be business as usual in 2012 for many GSE suppliers around the world. Whatever the growth or decline in passenger volumes, airlines still need the necessary support equipment – and they need it to work in all weathers and all of the time. So readers of this issue can find out what Europe’s doing to keep America’s runways friction-free; take a new look at handling passengers with reduced mobility; and how to support aircraft and deliver aid in one of the most dangerous places in the world. Meanwhile will Frankfurt’s night-time loss be Schiphol’s gain? We consider what the Netherlands’ hub is doing to keep itself relevant as a major gateway hub. Finally, you wouldn’t think industry suppliers had any problems judging by the attendance at Inter-Airport, Munich in October. Some of the products on show in the two halls and adjacent static park are highlighted in this issue.