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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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Clear the air
09 July, 2021
In December 2018, Gatwick Airport experienced two days of disruption...
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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...

Found in translation 27 July, 2020 Entrepôts for global transportation, airports are some of the most multilingual sites one will ever encounter. Even so, the provision for translating inquiries from travellers to...

Down to earth 27 July, 2020 Organising the dozens of aircraft coming in to land is hard work at any single-runway airport. At Gatwick, however, air traffic controllers are adapting by working with partners...

Run on renewables 27 July, 2020 Buses are vital in a smoothly run airport, ferrying passengers and employees alike. Unfortunately, most models chug along on diesel or petrol – but a new law for hubs on the US west...

A star is born 27 July, 2020 Covering more than 7.5 million square feet and capable of hosting up to 72 million travellers annually, Beijing’s Daxing International is the largest single-structure airport on...

A reflection of its community 27 July, 2020 From religion to dance and music, the Brazilian state of Bahia is home to a uniquely vibrant culture. As of October 2019, it now has a newly renovated airport, Salvador Bahia, with...

Remote controller 27 July, 2020 Air traffic management is a finely calibrated system that requires careful monitoring by controllers on the ground. Even so, there are numerous tasks within this field that could –...

Protect and thrive 27 July, 2020 With up to half of humanity in enforced lockdown, governments around the world are desperately trying to halt the transmission of Covid-19. The impact on airlines has been...


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