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2021 Winter Ops Series reviewed

2021 series video As the world experiences more extreme weather events, both airports and airlines find it increasingly difficult to predict, resource and execute winter operations plans. The inconsistency in requirements makes it tough for service providers’ and contractors’ service level agreements to deliver at a sustainable cost for all.

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SMART AIRPORTS | FDH&S 2021 SERIES

This was the finale of the 2021 FDH&S series. Observations and ideas from the last three sessions are explored by the panel as we peer into the future of airside safety and security. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUmKBxwhzrY MEET THE PANEL John Hamshare, FDH&S 2021 SERIES CHAIR Guy Berry, Director Military Airfield Solutions, MOOG

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Concorde pilot joins FOD Management session at FDH&S 2021

FOD MANAGEMENT | FDH&S 2021 SERIES Thank you to everyone who participated in last Wednesday’s FOD Management session including our series sponsors, Robin Radar and session sponsor MOOG. Enjoy the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0PNOSpQ8Gw 14.15 Welcome & introductions Chair 14.20  FOD A Disaster StoryJohn Hutchinson, former BA Concorde pilot, takes a detailed look at what

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SWIFT SEPTEMBER ANNOUNCED

Having made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 event, SWIFT, the industry’s premier airfield conference has confirmed that the 2021 show will go on – but with a new twist, says Roy McLeod: ‘On behalf of your SWIFT Committee, we are pleased to have partnered with UK aviation events

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FDH&S – 2021 series sessions

We are delighted to be able to unveil new speakers at the 2021 FDH&S , our series of specialised virtual sessions sponsored by Robin Radar covering FOD, Debris, Habitat & Safety throughout March: Drone Defence – 10th March 2021 Heathrow case study UTM & Future Flight  Simon Masters (above) Dir.

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Future of Airports HASOM

THE FUTURE OF AIRPORTS review

With every participating airport in partial shutdown and operating well under capacity, it’s not always easy to keep your eyes on the horizon but that’s what happened at yesterday’s ‘The Airport of the Future’ meeting so we extend heartfelt thanks to the whole panel for donating their time. On the

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2021 Aviation Events Unveiled

As airports across the globe brace themselves for the steep climb to recovery, it is more important than ever for the industry to pool resources. Whilst very few airports will be sending executives around the globe to international conferences during 2021, they also understand the urgent need to increase efficiency

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Airport A&I 2020 – important announcement

As with all the UKs large hotels, the Marriott Heathrow (Airport A&I’s 2020 venue) expect to receive government notifications sometime in July regarding safe hotel guidance and full re-opening dates. Following several frank discussions, it is already clear that no hotel of this size can adhere to the guidelines with

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COVID-19 session at Airport A&I 2020

As commercial aviation faces an unprecedented drop in passenger numbers, the industry’s future is suddenly looking very different. As well as massive challenges, there are many opportunities – for those who are both informed and prepared. Airport A&I ‘Automation & Innovation’ (hosted by Heathrow Airport) is bringing together the industry’s

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Anne Carnall, IATA, joins 2020 Airport A&I speaker line up

“Attitudes to testing and trialling have changed within many airports. With risks to safety and operational continuity managed, the controlled space of the airport is now being seen as an environment where technology can be developed to improve operational performance rather than simply redeploying technology from other sectors.” Anne Carnall

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Airport A&I 2020 re-scheduled to 3rd – 4th September

New Airport A&I 2020 dates confirmed Like many, we have been monitoring the progress of the Coronavirus (Covid 19) closely over the last few months. Aside from the effect the virus is having on the industry (Fallout of Coronavirus on global aviation industry), the numbers of confirmed cases continues to

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Myron Keehn, Edmonton Airports, joins Airport A&I 2020 speakers

“Airports which adopt an innovative passenger centric design will be able to provide personalized and targeted offerings to passengers on a mass scale… driving a unique experience and significant non aeronautical revenues. Automation provides an opportunity to further increase the efficiency of airports and airlines, which in turn leads to

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Nina Brooks, ACI, joins Airport A&I 2020 speakers

“Airports are complex ecosystems,  with multiple stakeholders performing time-critical functions that all have to work together perfectly. They are therefore ripe for innovation and offer a myriad of opportunities for testing and implementing leading edge technologies and innovative processes. “From customer experience in the terminal to efficiency on the apron,

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IAG’s Below the Wing Automation Manager joins Airport A&I 2020 speakers

‘There has been a huge focus on digitising the customer journey but while innovations in booking, airport and on-board experiences have changed the way airlines interact with passengers, airport baggage, ramp and logistics operations have remained largely unchanged for years. Technology breakthroughs such as drones, robotics, autonomous vehicles and AI

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Head of Ground Operations at IATA joins 2020 Airport A&I speakers

“Innovation and automation at airports are the break-through technology that has to be seen to be believed. Our main focus now is to see how ground operations will tap into this parallel reality by contributing meaningfully to improving the aircraft turnaround.  Safety, efficiency and monitoring on-time performance – all vital

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Andrew Price joins Airport A&I 2020 line up

Andrew Price is the Global Head of Baggage Operations at the International Air Transport Association (IATA). He is closely involved in their standard setting activities as well as working with many of their airline members and baggage operations. “Baggage often leads the way in terms of business change, and the

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Airport Baggage group joins Airport A&I 2020

The Baggage Design, Automation & Innovation working group’s inaugural meeting will take place at Airport A&I 2020 on 3rd and 4th September. After establishing goals, deliverables, objectives and terms of reference the group will look at projects, solutions, shared standards and future technologies that collectively make baggage such an exciting

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Airport A&I speaker profile – Claus Grunow, Fraport

Automation & Innovation in Action, Airport A&I 2020: Claus Grunow During his 14 years with Deutsche Bahn, Claus developed several new businesses within the new mobility sector ranging from ride pooling to car and bike sharing, offering user-centric ‘on demand mobility‘. Claus is now responsible for digitalisation, information and transformation

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Airport A&I speaker profile – Darryl Dowd, Winnipeg Airport

‘The value isn’t in the automation or innovation, it’s in the mind-set of always looking over the horizon…’ Darryl Dowd, Vice President, Airport Operations at Winnipeg, oversees the day-to-day operations groundside, airside and within the terminal building and is the latest speaker to be announced at Airport A&I 2020 where

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Heathrow Airport confirmed as host for Airport A&I 2020

Airport A&I 2020 (Airport Automation and Innovation) is to be hosted by Heathrow Airport. The venue is London Heathrow Marriott and the event will take place on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September. When we think of automation and innovation, we should think of Airports and the future as Smart

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Airport E&S 2020 ‘Expansion & Sustainability’

Aviation Events Group announce the first Airport E&S will take place in November 2020. Expansion and sustainability are now at the core of every airport’s operation. Many airports construct and develop to improve or alter facilities and assets, while some have to undertake expansion which can involve adding new taxiways,

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2020 Events Announced

Aviation Events Group confirms 2020 conference programme: Airport A&I (Automation and Innovation) and Airport E&I (Expansion and Sustainability) are scheduled for September and November respectively. Daren Quinn, director and founder, commented: ‘Both events are the result of on-going discussions with airports, associations (including EASA, Eurocontrol, MOD, CAA’s, NATS, FAA) and

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