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Is airport public Wi-Fi cyber-secure?
12 November, 2018
Earlier this year, cybersecurity experts Coronet published a report...
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Personal technology 04 October, 2018 Biometric scanning technology by airport operators promises to make journeys through the terminal space smoother for passengers. But how close is this vision to reality? Greg Noone...

Biometric airports: doing away with the boarding pass 21 December, 2017 Since 2016, Delta Airlines has been turning to biometric technologies in a bid to replace the boarding pass. Gareth Joyce, the company’s senior vice-president of airport customer...

Beacon technology for airport mobile apps 21 December, 2017 Airport mobile apps using beacon technology can significantly improve the passenger experience, from enabling users to view security wait times to streamlining the check-in process....

Bird controlling radar to mitigate collisions at airports 21 December, 2017 The majority of bird collisions occur near or at airports. Future Airport speaks with Mogans Hanson, a wildlife biologist who has worked at Copenhagen Airport for 25 years, to find...

Environmentally sustainable airports and carbon-neutral skies 21 December, 2017 Electric cars and recycled waste are just some of the ways modern airports are meeting environmental sustainability targets. Bradford Keen speaks to Rachel Thompson,...

Game of drones: USFAA monitoring flight safety at airports 21 December, 2017 Drones are transforming the way that companies do business, not least in the aviation industry where they can be used to check runways and monitor the airfield. But concerns about...

SESAR project: enhanced air mobility for the European Union 21 December, 2017 The Single European Sky (SES) is an ambitious policy launched by the EU in 2004 to ensure safe, financially and environmentally sustainable air mobility for EU citizens in the...

Wayfinding system for easy passenger navigation at airports 21 December, 2017 Two airports in Houston, Texas, have launched a new online wayfinding system that helps passengers navigate airports with ease. Jim Banks speaks with Kathleen Boyd, head of marketing...

A21’s fight against human trafficking 21 December, 2017 Human trafficking has been called the fastest-growing global crime, affecting every country in the world. Future Airport meets Charlie Blythe, manager at A21 a non-profit...

Flowing river terminal at Oslo’s Gardermoen airport 21 December, 2017 A newly built terminal at Oslo Airport, with its design based on a flowing river, is being hailed for its commitment to sustainability at all levels of operation. Future Airport talks...

Airport infrastructure improvement needed to meet passenger increase 21 December, 2017 With the number of passengers passing through the world’s airports forecast to double to almost eight billion in the next 20 years, the aviation industry is left with no choice but...

Alarming reduction in European airport traffic 21 December, 2017 According to a recent report from the ACI, most of Europe’s small airports are losing money. Patrick Kingsland asks Henri Hansson, senior vice-president, technical and...

Privatisation pioneer BAA: Broekema’s take on trends 21 December, 2017 The British Airport Authority’s transfer to private ownership in the 1980s sparked an increase in privatisation. Future Airport debates the positive and negative aspects of this...

Precision satellite approach technology for airports 21 December, 2017 Pilots have recently landed aircraft in the Faroe Islands and at Bremen Airport in Germany using new precision satellite approach technology. Stephen Hall speaks to Jákup Sverri Kass,...

Future of facial recognition: the Finland experiment 20 December, 2017 Helsinki Airport is the leading northern European transit airport for long-haul traffic. Earlier this year, Finnair enlisted a group of frequent flyers in a facial recognition trial...

The success of Vienna Airport 13 October, 2017 Vienna Airport is building on a prosperous year by radically expanding its mid-year flight schedule. The company reveals its new international routes while reflecting on the...

Quick and safe recovery of disabled aircraft 13 October, 2017 Recovering disabled aircraft safely and quickly requires either extensive knowledge of the engineering specifications of the vehicle in question, or a time-consuming consultation of...

Streamlining passenger check-ins through self-bagdrop technology and biometrics 13 October, 2017 Future Airport talks to Paul Hickox, head of global airport sales for Rockwell Collins, about how the firm is weaving together biometrics, self-bagdrop technology and cloud computing...

Carbon-neutral snow-clearing equipment for airports 13 October, 2017 Aebi Schmidt is a world leader in smart product systems and services, and a renowned supplier of snow-clearance equipment, sweepers, de-icers and control systems for tough, wintry...


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