In this issue

Issue 47 | September 2019

The UK’s Heathrow Airport has finally revealed its masterplan for expansion – will new ‘tough measures to reduce emissions’ be enough to assuage critics?

Also in this issue, we find out what operators will need to do to comply with new EU laws to address drone safety issues – adopted six months after unmanned aerial vehicles caused chaos at the UK’s Gatwick Airport.

In a Q&A feature, we explore a solution that combines existing camera technologies at airports with AI to generate predictive analysis, facilitating speedier aircraft turnarounds. We also take a deep dive into the root causes of aviophobia (more commonly known as ‘fear of flying’) and find out what airports and airlines can do to help those who suffer from it.

Finally, we highlight five areas of airport operations that could be fundamentally changed by technology and passenger demand in the coming decades.

Joe Baker, editor