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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the Future Airport editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought-provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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See the light
28 December, 2021
It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention, and that’s...
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The sky's the limit 28 December, 2021 Drones are a potential game changer for airport operations, capable of carrying out all manner of tasks faster than any ground-based human team. Nicholas Kenny hears from...

Just warming up 28 December, 2021 If they’re above or below a certain latitude, airports have always had to face freezing winter storms and all the challenges they bring. Naturally, solutions from de-icing chemicals...

Adapt to survive 28 December, 2021 The UK’s largest airport has lost £3.4bn in revenue since the beginning of the pandemic and passenger numbers are still down by 60% compared with pre-Covid-19 figures – yet, Heathrow...

Frictionless travel 28 December, 2021 Designed with the future of seamless travel in mind, Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport is scheduled to begin operation in 2026. Andrew Barnett speaks to...

Remote control 28 December, 2021 Air traffic control towers have long been synonymous with the airports they serve, playing a crucial role in keeping flying safe and efficient for a century or more. But with the...

Across the pond 28 December, 2021 The return of transatlantic routes has helped boost the recovery of air travel in the second half of 2021, as a number of airlines aim to capitalise on easing travel...

Clear the air 09 July, 2021 In December 2018, Gatwick Airport experienced two days of disruption over reported drone sightings in its airspace. While some doubts remain over the validity of these reports,...

Battle for control 09 July, 2021 Even in a year where air traffic has fallen to levels not seen in decades, air traffic control (ATC) still plays a vital role in regulating the flow of aircraft. But what happens when...

Up in the air 09 July, 2021 Air traffic around the world has crumbled in the wake of Covid-19. With an estimated 7,000 routes across Europe having been lost over the past year, Lynette Eyb speaks with ACI...

Make a pass 09 July, 2021 It’s long been clear that the only way to maintain safe travel during the pandemic is by prioritising testing and making results easily available to travel authorities. While the...

Here comes the sun 09 July, 2021 Aviation has never been a bastion of environmental sustainability. But with rising temperatures, combined with greater social and political pressure, airports the world over...

On the right track 30 December, 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic led to a rapid decrease in the volume of air traffic throughout the world. How should air navigation service providers best manage a return to normality? And...

Transatlantic tribulations 30 December, 2020 Air traffic across the Atlantic was devastated during the pandemic thanks to US travel restrictions and pervasive national lockdowns across Europe. Now, airlines are urging governments...

Beating the chill 30 December, 2020 As Climate change accelerator, the number of challenges faced by airport operators in winter is increasing dramatically. This is especially true in a weather-obsessed country like the...

Touch-free travel 30 December, 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has forced airports to consider how the virus could be transmitted in the terminal space – and, from there, into new locations all around the world....

Cleaner skies 30 December, 2020 While the world was under lockdown, the number of aircraft in the sky fell to unprecedented levels. Now, aviation stakeholders are looking beyond this temporary lull to see what...

Gateway to tomorrow 30 December, 2020 For decades one of the most celebrated airports in the US, Salt Lake City International has recently struggled with rising demand and creaking infrastructure. Though the original plan...

Machine hygiene 30 December, 2020 Societal expectations of hygiene levels in public spaces have tightened in the wake of Covid-19, with passengers growing increasingly anxious about possible infection as they pass...

Call for action 29 December, 2020 Appointed director-general of Airports Council International – World in June 2020, Luis Felipe de Oliveira couldn’t be said to have had a honeymoon period in the job, getting to...


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