In reply to FoxATM’s: 'Air traffic control in home-office?'
In the detailed article 'Air traffic control in home-office?', FoxATM has already looked at whether, in extreme cases such as the current Covid-19 situation, air traffic control from the home office would be possible. Here, we offer further insight into the possibilities available to the industry, and present some alternatives to working from home.
Expansion of Terminal B at Katowice Airport
Katowice Airport – one of the biggest Polish airports – is located in the Silesian voivodeship, which abuts the Moravian-Silesian Region.
Leave at the top
The president and CEO of Flughafen München (FMG), Dr Michael Kerkloh, has experienced a long and successful career in aviation; under his watch, Munich Airport has been bestowed with the title of ‘Best in Europe’ 12 times. As he prepares to step down from the role he has held since 2002, he talks to Grace Allen about his successes at Munich, the changes he has witnessed and his expectations for the future of the industry.
Europe’s skies are seeing a trend towards consolidation as smaller operators struggle for success – recent casualties include WOW Air, Flybmi and Azur Air. The process could lead to fewer empty seats and possibly higher profits, but will there be costs in terms of service? Kerry Taylor-Smith investigates with Brian Pearce, IATA’s chief economist.
A force of nature
Day-to-day airport operations provide enough challenges, but in some locations this is complicated further by extreme forms of weather that cause earthquakes and flooding. As the effects of global warming cause temperatures to soar and water levels to rise, some airports look increasingly vulnerable. Will Moffitt speaks to Angela Gittens, director general at Airports Council International (ACI World), and Doug Yakel of San Francisco International to discuss the plans in place to manage extreme weather.