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  • Revolutionary Endless Runway turns heads at airports

    Scientists have come up with a solution to the growing need to expand airport capacity while reducing the impact on the environment – a circular, never-ending runway.
     

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  • Where's the world's tallest control tower?

    All airports are equipped with a control tower to manage air traffic on the platform. But do you know where the highest tower is and how tall it is? Watch the video without comment to find out more. Read the answer in our article.
     

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  • A Lamborghini guides planes in style at Bologna airport

    A Lamborghini Huracan acted as a Follow-Me car to guide planes on the ground at Italy’s Bologna airport last month. The 610 horsepower vehicle was specially customised for the occasion. Watch the video without comment. Read the article to find out more.
     

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  • Paris CDG airport opens futuristic Yotel

    Paris Charles de Gaulle airport has opened the first hotel uniquely accessible to passengers either in transit or with a departing international flight. Located at terminal 2E, the YotelAir’s 80 “cabins” range from 97 to 205 sq ft (9 to 19 m2), and are bookable by the hour.
     

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  • Kalashnikovs On Sale in Moscow Airport

    The Russian military arms maker Kalashnikov has just opened a souvenir shop at Sheremetyevo International Airport near Moscow. Guns and assault weapons are on sale but these are, of course, replicas, however disturbingly realistic. This is an astounding decision. See the video (no commentary). Read the article.
     

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  • Oktal develops an airside-driving simulator

    Oktal, a subsidiary of Sogeclair, have developed an airside driving simulator. This allows students learning to drive airside to get some practice without adding to traffic in the airside zones.
     

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  • Istanbul airport attack provisional toll : 41 dead and 239 injured

    Last night, three suicide bombers fired into the crowd at Ataturk Airport in Turkey before blowing themselves up. After Belgium, last March, Turkey has now also been affected by bomb attacks at an airport.
     

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  • Leo: Geneva airport’s little robot porter

    After RobbI, the humanoid guide in 2013, Geneva Airport has tested Leo, a new robot porter. With him, you can check-in your luggage, and then go directly to your boarding gate – all in record time.
     

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  • Dubai Airport’s incessant growth

    Dubai International Airport has just inaugurated Concourse D, at an investment cost of $ 1.2 billion. Incorporating restaurants, lounges and 175 duty free shops, Hall D handles 350 flights daily.
     

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  • Roissy Airport will soon have its Yotel

    The British hotel chain, Yotel, will have a branch in the heart of Roissy airport (Paris) from 1 July. Take another look at our report: « Sleeping cabins for airports », and read the article.
     

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  • Brussels terrorist attacks: a black day

    Early this morning, 22 March, Brussels airport and the city’s underground transportation system were bombed. The result of these terrorist attacks is heavy, with several tens of people having been killed. We review this black day.
     

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  • Explosions at Brussels airport

    Two explosions occurred this morning around 8 am at Brussels Zaventem Airport. The airport is completely closed. There are victims, and the emergency services are at the scene. Watch the video and read the article.
     

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  • Orly airport facade by French fashion designer Castelbajac

    We went to meet the French fashion designer, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, who has designed a monumental work of art recently incorporated into the glass curtain walling facade of Paris Orly airport. It is a collection of multiple drawings and images covering 34,000 square feet (3,200 m2) that illustrate memorable moments in the lives of passengers and employees.
     

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  • Berlin International Airport’s construction site fiasco

    Begun in 1996, construction of the future Berlin International Airport, intended to replace the German capital’s two other airports, has once again been suspended. We take a look at this interminable saga, hardly ever out of the headlines.
     

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  • Remote controlled airport: legal or not ?

    Since the end of April, the Swedish airport of Örnsköldsvik traffic has been controlled by air traffic controllers, 150 kilometres (95 miles) away. But is this practice allowed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) ?
     

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  • World’s first remote controlled airport

    At the end of April, Örnsköldsvik Airport will become the world’s first radio controlled airport, thanks to its control tower situated over 150 kilometres (95 miles) away, and a technology which allows un-profitable airports to remain in operation.
     

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  • Passenger Terminal Expo : Airports of the future

    Annually, over the last seventeen years, the Passenger Terminal Expo has brought over 180 airport sector professionals together in a different city. This year it was in Paris, so we went to see some of the innovations destined for airports of the future, and here are three that caught our attention.
     

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  • ADP has big plans for Roissy

    In late January, Paris Airports (Aéroports de Paris - ADP), revealed a plan to invest more than three billion euros over five years, notably for Paris’ Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport. Their objective being to to remain a reference international airport equal to, or better than, its competitors, Heathrow, Frankfurt and Dubai.
     

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  • Certain European airports found lacking after subsidisation

    A 70-page report of the European Court of Auditors, published on 16th December, points an accusing finger at deserted airport halls, unused runways, and half empty car parks. Between 2000 and 2013, € 38 million were spent unnecessarily in enlarging terminals or building new runways.
     

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