ARC: a platform of excellence in knowledge sharing

 

ARC not only aims at exchanging information and sharing knowledge but also at gaining new insights in the airport planning process to support decision making. ARC is frequently producing studies and special reports on current and burning subjects, often as result of the work in the different project groups.

For further information on any ARC publication, feel free to contact the ARC Secretariat at info@airportregions.org.

Check our studies and reports in our Publications Catalogue.

 

Quality of Life in Airport Regions

April 2014

The Quality of Life in Airport Regions (QLAIR) project was initiated in 2007 by the Province of Noord-Holland and the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. A group of airport regions, all members of the Airport Regions Conference (ARC), has completed a number of projects which resulted in recommendations for improving the quality of life for citizens in the region.

The Economic Impact of Airports

February 2014

Regions can be entirely against the presence of an airport, but sometimes an airport completely ignores the existence of a region. An airport is nothing without the airlines, and this also has to play a part and collaborate with the other two. The ARC tries to identify common ground for successful strategies, aiming for a balanced triangle, where all the actors are working together. Of course, this is not an easy job, but it can be done.

ARC Annual Report 2013

December 2013

In 2013 we have continued on our path to bringing regional representatives of airport areas together. We have organised conferences in which our members learnt about the importance of territorial marketing as well as the role of the link between airports and regions in terms of economic and social development. We have been present at EU level and our input into legislation is making a difference in our members’ regions and beyond.

Funding for Airports Regions

July 2013

We have the pleasure to present to you twelve programmes that, in one way or another, are addressing the concerns that we have for our regions. Get started right away, and make the European airport regions get the funding they deserve.

dAir – Stockholm Study Visit Proceedings

June 2013

The main objective of this Study Visit is to look at the environmental situation at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. As regards environmental issues around the airport, the role of the Transport Administration is to provide green solutions for transport to and from the airport.

dAir – Terres de France Study Visit Proceedings

April 2013

The study visit was organised by Communauté d’Agglomération Terres de France as part of the dAIR project. dAIR looks at how CO2 emissions from surface access and airport operations can be reduced. Through study visits and workshops, as well as stakeholder forums, the 14 member organisations are able to exchange experiences and see what reduction solutions have been used and have worked at other airport regions and how they could be applied to their own.

Territorial Marketing and Airport Regions

February, 2013

Three roundtable discussions: Challenges of International Competition for Airport Regions, Marketing Strategies of Airport Regions and How can Europe Best Support its Airport Regions.

Annual Report 2012

December 2012

2012 has been a troubled year with flat or decreasing air traffic in many places around Europe, yet it has also been a year of developments for many regions, with our voice being heard in the airport package debate, the growing recognition of spatial planning and more areas which you can explore in this report.

The Impact of Middle Eastern Air Carriers on European Hub

July 2012

This study aims at updating Europe’s local and regional governments on a new phenomenon: the competitive impact of air carriers based in the Arabian Gulf. The competition between airlines and their respective market shares may seem a purely economic concern but it is not. The consequences will be felt in regions seeking new destinations from their key airports and will be equally strong for regions that are home to European flag carriers.