Airport Access Conference 2017: a success for air-rail intermodality

Brussels – 16 November 2017 – The Airport Access Conference 2017, an event jointly organised by Airport Regions Conference (ARC) and Global AirRail Alliance (GARA), took place on 14th of November 2017, in Brussels. Aviation and air-rail stakeholders, such as airport regions, airports, airlines and railways, gathered to exchange knowledge on surface access and new …

Taking the green ways to Warsaw – LAirA gets “mobilised”

Warsaw –  24 November 2017 – The second transnational meeting of the Landside Airports Accessibility (LAirA) project was held in Warsaw, between 22-24 November. Project partners had the opportunity to showcase their efforts that led to the first key deliverables of the project. Additionally, partners had the chance to take part in a study visit of the Warsaw/ Modlin Airport.

H2020 project kicks off to mitigate the impact of aviation noise: ANIMA – Aviation Noise Impact Management through novel Approaches

Paris -25 October 2017 – ANIMA project has officially started. ANIMA is a project funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union which aims to mitigate the impact of aviation noise through novel approaches. On the occasion of the project’s kick-off meeting, all ANIMA partners have gathered in Paris to proceed with the start-up activities. The coordinators of three other related projects, ARTEM, RUMBLE and AERIALIST, joined the meeting in order to strengthen European inter-project cooperation. The project manager of INEA (Innovation & Networks Executive Agency) was also present and contributed to raise awareness on the research policy on transport in H2020.

Busiest-ever August record for the Irish Aviation Authority

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has announced that August 2017 is now officially the busiest ever record in Ireland as total flights recorded 110,020 movements, with air traffic up at all the country’s airports of Dublin, Cork and Shannon. Read more: Busiest-ever August record for the Irish Aviation Authority – TR Business

Berlin votes to keep Tegel Airport open

a majority of voters in Berlin opted in a non-binding referendum on Sunday for keeping the city’s Tegel airport open, complicating the legal and political situation surrounding the airport’s closure.

Commercial electric airplanes – a reality by 2025

Dag Falk-Petersen, the chairman of Norwegian airport operator Avinor, asserts that it is “highly realistic” that electric planes will fly commercial flights by 2025. He implies that Norwar could lead the transition towards a more sustainable aviation industry that depends on electrification.