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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.