Welcome to the Winter 2016 issue of Airside International. The big recent news in the UK was its government’s decision to opt for a new runway at Heathrow in an effort to meet the country’s air capacity crunch, a move that was met with the mix of delight, anger and consternation on the part of various parties that had been predicted by all.
As well as the usual coverage of a range of challenges and concerns facing airport operators today, we talk in this issue to handler AeroGround Flughafen München’s fleet manager about GSE management and to Glasgow Prestwick about its big plans for the future.
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Snow or No – The Show Must Go On
Will global warming put an end to the need for snow clearance at major airports, except for a few places in the Polar regions? Absolutely not, says Airside’s Chris Lewis. World temperature...Read More
Throwing Light on AGL
The scale of the airfield ground lighting (AGL) infrastructure at the world’s big airports is huge. It all has to be maintained, and upgraded as funds allow. The example of two large US airport ...Read More
Vital Cog in the Wheel
As well as the big GSE manufacturers that tend to dominate the market for airside equipment, we should not forget all the smaller suppliers who provide GSE to more remote regions. From its base in...Read More
There’s plenty going on at Scotland’s Glasgow Prestwick Airport. Ron Smith spoke to Airside about how the airport operator is going about managing that change Q. WHAT IS THE LATEST ON THE AIRPO...Read More
Frederik von Blomberg talks to Airside about his role as GSE fleet manager for handler AeroGround Flughafen München GmbH) Q. WHAT IS THE SCALE OF THE GROUND SERVICES OPERATIONS YOU SUPPORT, AND TH...Read More
The business of on-airport refuelling continues to evolve, as new technology becomes available, new gateways are constructed that require associated fuelling infrastructure and as requirements change....Read More
As pressure for more environmentally friendly aviation increases – from customers, regulators and within the industry itself – pre-conditioned air units (PCAs) are becoming an ever-more worthwhile...Read More
What Happens in Vegas…
Airside International takes a look back at the International Airport GSE Expo, which took place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas between 18th and 20th October. This year’s exhib...Read More