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Issue 43 | May 2019

India’s civil aviation ministry recently released its ‘Vision 2040’ document, which sets out plans to have 200 airports serving the country by 2040. But just how will such capacity be achieved? We look into India’s grand plans for air travel.

Elsewhere, robotics are again taking centre stage: a brand new maintenance robot has been undertaking work on a Boeing 737 while moving around the exterior of the aircraft, in a bid to revolutionise complex structural inspection tasks.

In the Netherlands, local authorities are struggling with a decision whether or not to expand Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport as it pushes the limits of capacity, and finally, we discuss the security landscape in more detail with Stephen Cooper OBE, the director of operational solutions at Apstec Systems.

Joe Baker, editor