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Issue 29 | March 2018

The US Government recently proposed spinning off air traffic control from the Federal Aviation Administration to a non-governmental, non-profit organisation. Is this a good idea, and would offloading ATC responsibilities make the FAA’s core mission of aviation safety easier?

We also consider whether the days of the airport announcer are over after several airports have opted to do away with PA announcements, speak to the developers behind a new video game set to simulate the experience of managing an airport, and profile Istanbul New Airport ahead of its unveiling later this year.

Finally, we look at the inventive ways in which airports are welcoming passengers with special needs, and take a guided tour of Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4, inspired by nature and complete with advanced technologies and green walls.

Katie Woodward, editor