Nevertheless, there are signs that the aviation sector is beginning to recover, and so are the prospects for sustainable air travel.
This followed a drop of 10.7% in February 2020.
The decrease was attributed to the travel restrictions due to Covid-19.
The robotics company surveyed professionals in the facilities management industry across various sectors including aviation and travel representatives.
The existing processes to transfer the bags between the baggage hall and the aircraft require manual lifting and manual driving.
Earlier this year, the airport issued an open invitation for volunteers to participate in tests that would establish the airport’s operational readiness as it prepares for its 31 October 2020 opening.
The service securely records passenger journey data and reports that can be run in the event of a PRM or a member of staff testing positive for coronavirus.
The Public Safety as a Service platform will help airport police to secure facilities and protect the four million passengers who pass through each year.
With a fleet of more than 250 aircraft, IndiGo is India’s largest passenger airline.
In this blog, we’ll delve into the balance of priority vs urgency and how that impacts operational development and human performance across all timescales and the industry begins to recover.
June 4, 2020
The ‘Sustainable Aerodromes’ survey has mapped environmental management practices at the country’s airports; in this mapping, 36 indicators were taken into account, including water, power and waste management, climate change, atmospheric emissions, noise, soil, fauna and flora, as well as environmental awareness-raising and organisational management.
Velocys wants to build Europe’s first full-scale green jet fuel plant in Lincolnshire, turning household waste into 60 million litres of low-carbon jet fuel every year.
The researchers and engineers at ETH Zurich have developed innovative processes that make it possible to extract CO2 from the atmosphere and, together with water and with the help of concentrated sunlight, convert it into a synthesis gas that can be used to produce jet fuel.
The airport plans to use robotics and advanced thermal screening helmets.
In London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in the UK, for example, trials of temperature screening technology have started in the Terminal 2 immigration hall.
The guidelines are designed to place paramount importance on health safety at every stage of the end-to-end passenger journey.
The system will be supported by the Indonesia Airports app, which is still being developed.
Taking advantage of the current global and domestic travel restrictions, MAHB has been able to work 24/7 to complete this entire migration in four months, allowing the airport operator to speed up its digital transformation - which began before the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Sovrin Foundation is a decentralised, global public utility for self-sovereign identity.
Lufthansa Group, ETH Zurich and its spin-offs Climeworks and Synhelion plan to cooperate in the field of Sustainable Aviation Fuels.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG has been informed by the Economic Stabilization Fund (WSF) of the Federal Republic of Germany that the WSF has approved the stabilization package for the company up to EUR 9 billion.
May 28, 2020
COVID-19 compels aviation industry to speed up the modernisation of the ATM system and prioritise business continuity. Frequentis emphasises benefit of SESAR virtual centre concept during pandemic
May 28, 2020
Munich Airport preparing for rebound in air traffic. Package for safe travel.
May 18, 2020
Airlines and airports welcome EC guidelines as encouraging step towards recovery - urge Member States to follow through with co-ordinated approach
The industry says it is facing more than USD 250 billion in losses for 2020. Recent weeks have seen regular cries for help from individual airlines and the sector more broadly, closely followed by condemnation from environmental and social justice campaigners, suspicious that the aviation industry is using the crisis to further delay action on climate change.
However, the European Commission described the increase from 67.49 million t of CO2 in 2018 to 68.14 million t in 2019 as significantly smaller than in previous years.
Modi has called for a start to a tendering process in three months for Amritsar, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Indore, Raipur, and Trichy Airports following a review of policies to make the aviation sector more efficient.
MAG owns Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands Airports, to help safeguard its future amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The airport is pushing ahead with USD 150 million of essential projects to prepare TPA for rapid future growth.
The announcement was made by US Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao. The FAA grant money includes Airport Improvement Programme (AIP) grants worth USD 731 million and Supplemental Discretionary grants worth USD $455 million.
ACI World estimates a fall of more than two billion passengers worldwide in Q2 2020 and more than 4.6 billion passengers for FY 2020 (a fall of 50.4% year-on-year). The estimated decline in airport revenues is estimated at USD 39.2 billion in Q2 and more than USD 97 billion for FY 2020 (a 56.7% fall year-on-year).
This tool provides a truly comprehensive real-time picture of the airspace.
Adopting the touchless technology demonstrates Avalon Airport’s commitment to providing passengers, airline partners and staff with an effective, rapid response to the current Covid-19 virus.
The airport authority evaluated several vehicle tracking products, focusing mainly on reliability and automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) transmitting capabilities.
ACI World Governing Board calls for urgent COVID-19 industry relief. Resolution urges globally coordinated programme of recovery measures
Airports warn of irreversible consequences to air connectivity, tourism and local economies Industry body calls for measures to enable summer season re-start
• Munich Airport climbs to number 5 ranking worldwide • Survey of 12 million passengers in over 100 countries • Top ratings in several individual categories
The corona crisis poses great financial challenges for Gebr. Heinemann.The entire travel and tourism industry has been directly and massively affected by the crisis and will have to struggle with the effects for longer than other industries.
April 28, 2020
The report says the introduction of carbon offsetting and CORSIA by ICAO is encouraging aircraft operators to switch to RAF.
IATA has raised its previous forecast on industry losses in 2020 by 25% to USD 314 billion and a near halving of passenger traffic (RPKs) and capacity.
The award recognises the best airlines and airports in Russia and CIS countries.
Governments can implement an array of creative solutions to help airports to stay afloat. These can include the following: grants and subsidies; secured financing; loans at preferential rates; deferment of loan repayment contracted with government; bank guarantees; and government guarantee to loans contracted by airports with foreign lending agencies.
As most countries introduced stringent travel advisories or outright bans in order to restrict the spread of the virus, air transport demand declined sharply.
The deal requires BusinessOptix to support the creation of a ‘Digital Regulator’ to drive strategies centred on enterprise risk and compliance factors which will enable the country’s aviation authority to benefit from a better optimised future operational system.
“The entire passenger’s journey through a terminal has to be rethought around themes of new conventions for personal space and new concepts for protecting wellness,” said Jonathan Massey, co-leader of the aviation sector at Dallas, TX-based architecture firm Corgan.
COVID-19 CRISIS: WE NEED A STRONG EUROPE. Statement ahead of the EU heads of state and government video call
April 22, 2020
60% fewer passengers and 14.6% less cargo in March. Brussels Airport remains open to connect Belgium to the rest of the world under the safest conditions.
April 22, 2020
Emirates in coordination with Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will be introducing additional precautions. Passengers on today’s flight to Tunisia were all tested for COVID-19 before departing from Dubai. Emirates is the first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers.
April 21, 2020
Airport Operational Practice – Examples for Managing COVID-19. This document describes a set of typical measures implemented at major international airports, gathered from across ACI’s membership.
April 23, 2020
This guidance is on best practices in order to help them to adapt their airfield operations in response to the effects and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
April 20, 2020
With the addition of Benin, the total number of countries to begin offsetting their international flight emissions when the CORSIA voluntary pilot phase begins in 2021 is now 83.
Represented by IATA, airlines are asking ICAO to amend the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), according to a press report.
The equity increase includes an NZD 1 billion fully underwritten share placement at a floor price of NZD 4.50 per share and a NZD 200 million share purchase plan. The cash call comes as the travel and tourism sector has been ravaged by the Covid-10 pandemic.
The new application combines thermal cameras, flight information, passenger flows and real-time communication to instantly detect passengers with high temperatures and alert airport operations control to identify potential contaminated areas.
GrayMatter’s CPRM is a machine-learning-based solution that forecasts parking lot occupancy and optimises car park slot prices with the objective of maximising parking lot revenues.
The airport began working with Skysens to deploy a solution in mid-2018. The companies launched the technology in phases, with a few small use cases, and have since been expanding the system.
The collaboration will focus on various areas of digitalisation. In this way, Proximus will become a preferred supplier for all new IoT (Internet of Things) solutions, aiming to improve the passenger experience and operational efficiency.
Asia-Pacific Airports Face a New Normal By Stefano Baronci, Director General, ACI Asia-Pacific
April 16, 2020
Unprecedented impact of pandemic on European airports clear as March passenger numbers are released.
April 10, 2020
ACI World issues guidance on airside safety and operations during COVID-19. Airports advised to implement special measures to maintain safety standards
April 20, 2020
Under the agreement, ENGIE will supply LHR with biomethane from anaerobic digestion (AD) to all gas meter points across all terminals until March 2022.
As per the contract awarded by Dubai Airports, Bee’ah will be managing both airside and landside waste management operations of DXB and DWC including non-hazardous waste, hazardous waste, used cooking and used engine oil waste and all recyclables, said a statement from the company.
The Climate Leadership Conference and Awards bring together forward-thinking leaders from business, government, academia and the non-profit community to address climate change through policy, innovation and business solutions.
The Queensland Waste to Biofutures (W2B) Fund provides targeted funding for pilot, demonstration or commercially scalable biorefinery projects that use conventional waste streams or biomass to produce bioenergy, biofuels and high-value bioproducts.
Such a waiver will give airlines the legal certainty that they can suspend routes and cut the capacity they offer without losing their future entitlement to slots they will not be using at congested airports.
The COVID-19 outbreak is of considerable concern to the aviation industry and poses specific challenges in terms of traffic, revenues and connectivity.
“The digital twin was born in Bohemia,” says Anthony Natale, SITA’s vice president, Northeast United States, Canada, and Bermuda. “It came up in a conversation with a customer and evolved to a new indispensable tool for airport operations teams.”
By eliminating inefficiency, embedding always-on tracking of ULDs and abandoning redundant paper systems, the use of blockchain is expected to save the industry $400m a year in improved efficiency, fewer losses and prevention of damage.
ACI issues airport IT best practice guidance during COVID-19 pandemic. Cybersecurity is a key issue with large numbers of staff now working remotely
In response to the massive impact COVID-19 is having on the industry, Airports Council International (ACI) World has today called for measures to protect the livelihoods of millions of employees who work at airports around the world.
Against the backdrop of the sharp traffic decline, Flughafen München GmbH (FMG) and its subsidiaries began several weeks ago to implement far-reaching measures to secure the airport's liquidity.
Airports looking to increase capacity are now presented with a bewildering range of potential enablers. Whilst each airport will need to carefully evaluate the potential benefits and order of these enablers two key issues need to be considered.
COVID-19 pandemic have led to a prolonged decrease in air traffic, with no end in sight. This is having a major impact on air navigation service providers (ANSPs) across the globe. Therefor, CANSO urges States to consider air navigation service providers in recovery plans.
ACI World urges a global temporary suspension of airport slot requirements. Move would help airports and airlines recover faster once the crisis is over.
Airport operators & service providers call for “urgent supporting measures” from European Commission & States
Letter to EU Transport Ministers and the European Commission COVID-19: Aviation Relief Programme
Following London Heathrow Airport’s third runway expansion being deemed unlawful, ADEPT’s ‘The Future of Aviation’ policy challenge paper emphasises the importance of the aviation industry and how it is vital to the UK remaining an economically viable nation following its exit from the European Union (EU), whilst stressing that climate change commitments still need to be considered and addressed.
IAG’s Willie Walsh said it was “scandalous” that after many decades, the Single European Sky still had not been implemented. The CEOs also criticised attempts to tax passengers and fuel on environmental grounds, saying that none of the revenues were used to help the industry decarbonise.
Representatives from Airbus, Avinor, Leonardo, Safran, SAS Scandinavian Airlines and Widerøe attended a meeting led by the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to initiate the work of the task force on zero emissions aviation.
In order to avoid duplicate names of terminal sections, gates and parking lots at BER, the building and parking lot infrastructure of Schönefeld Airport will already be renamed for the summer flight schedule.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, CEO of Emirates Group, officially inaugurated the state-of-the-art facility, which oversees operations at the airport that handled 86.4 million passengers in 2019.
The move comes as a means to monitor and contain the spread of COVID-19. The announcement means that residents will no longer be able to pass through the smart gates using their Emirates Id alone and will have to go through the immigration counters at the airport along with their passports
PANY&NJ has launched a 12-month pilot programme that combines mobile technology, artificial intelligence and real-time human interaction to help the visually impaired in navigating the airport.
Its researchers discovered that 13 airports had data leaks or exposure at a critical risk level, which the company defines as a “recent leak of highly confidential data (e.g. PII, PHI, IDs, financial records, plaintext passwords for production systems, etc.).
DIVA, which stands for digital, innovation, ventures and analytics, is intended to help CAG develop, experiment and introduce new digital products and services, from concept to market launch.
Passengers at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport can now benefit from the advantages of the international "Heinemann & Me" customer loyalty programme.
March 11, 2020
Awards recognize the largest number of winning airports ever this year. Results based on ACI World’s industry-leading Airport Service Quality programme
Amsterdam, 27 February 2020 – The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) and Airports Council International (ACI) World have partnered to launch new guidance material for reducing aviation noise and emissions.
This partnership calls for Clean Energy to provide AUS with its Redeem™ brand of renewable natural gas (RNG), the first commercially available vehicle fuel made entirely from 100% organic waste.
Airport Council International (ACI Europe) has announced the latest certification of Munich Airport under its Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme.
Following investment of more than GBP 100 million in improving Heathrow’s energy efficiency and generating and purchasing renewable energy, the airport has reduced carbon emissions from airport buildings and infrastructure by 93% compared to 1990.
In recognition of its commitment towards promoting service excellence and improving customer experience, Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) in Amman, Jordan, has been awarded Level 1 of the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Customer Experience Accreditation.
The report cited the operator as saying it looks to complete the deal in H1 2020. IGA also cited strong interest from China and the Gulf region as well as banks from Europe. Around half of the new borrowing could come from the Chinese banks led by the ICBC.
The concessions were signed with concessionaires Adani Ahmedabad International Airport, Adani Lucknow International Airport and Adani Mangaluru International Airport, respectively.
GMR Airports has a portfolio of seven airports in three countries: India, the Philippines and Greece.
Presented on a user-friendly interface, GroupBC’s common data environment is a turnkey construction solution which drives efficiency across the design, construction and operational phases.
LRM’s exclusive sensing technology is capable of identifying airport bottlenecks and enabling a smoother travel experience.