Date of issue:01/03/2013
This issue of Airside International looks back and looks forward. We consider how airports have coped with the Northern Hemisphere winter – most of them successfully, despite London Heathrow’s much-publicised problems once again this year.
To read the articles from this issue click on the headings below.
Date of issue:01/12/2012
There continue to be few signs that the aviation industry is returning to the good days enjoyed prior to the US and Europe’s economic disasters, yet there is plenty of good news out there for numerous companies.
This issue, Airside has talked with a number of GSE suppliers and GSE end-users and many of them remain extremely positive. Even in these difficult times, there is a profit to be made for those in the aviation industry willing to work hard and to invest in quality.
Plus, Airside has met with manufacturers that are working to establish their own specialised niche, differentiating themselves by offering something innovative, while we note how one particular Middle Eastern gateway – Sharjah – is prioritising the environmental soundness of its handling equipment.
Date of issue:01/10/2012
The October issue of Airside will be my first as editor. After over a decade of writing and editing for Jane’s Information Group and then six years with The A-Z Group (publishers of Air Cargo Week, amongst many other titles), I have moved on to take on the reins at Airside.
Aircraft power systems at the stand is a major concern right now, and Airside considers the various alternatives available.
Changing technology is also a major focus on articles looking at passenger boarding bridges and cargo containers, while we also consider how de-icing procedures and equipment are currently in a state of flux.
When outright purchases of GSE appears financially prohibitive, there are alternatives involving leasing, while other articles in this issue of Airside assess how today’s gateways are managing noise emissions, the view from Australia when it comes to fulfilling defence contracts in the GSE sector and we talk to WFS’s Scott Whitfill about the handler’s Phoenix rebuild facility.
I hope you find much in this issue of interest.
Date of issue:07/05/2012
Perhaps the economic signs are improving…..albeit slowly….for example, the ANA Group recently stated that operating income and recurring profit for the 12-month period to 31 March reached record levels. Despite a number of “potential headwinds” in the coming period ahead, ANA does expect to make further progress in the current fiscal year ending March 2013.
The economy was a central thread at the second GSE Buyers’ Conference held in Amsterdam in April, which took place amidst global tensions and the ongoing financial uncertainty. There is no doubt that collective anxiety at conference centred on the future and sustainability of the GSE sector.
But as we report in this edition of Airside International, growth in air travel is fuelling investment at many of the world’s largest airports, which are looking at increasing flights and passenger numbers as well as further building their infrastructure. In tandem with the economy, the green agenda remains a prerequisite and we discover how it impacts on both apron bus and towbar tractor operations in terms of emissions standards.
Date of issue:01/03/2012
The March 2012 issue of Airside International to coincide with the GSE Buyers’ Conference in Amsterdam. The environment is always top of the international agenda.
As an example, as world temperatures rise, some migratory birds are spending the winter an average of 35 miles further north than they did 40 years ago.
Readers of this issue will ﬁnd out about Munich Airport’s green credentials with its carbon neutral growth objectives and how the latest technology in electric vehicles and airﬁeld lighting is helping all stakeholders to really make a difference to the environment.
We hope the green agenda will be one showcased and discussed in Amsterdam to good effect.