Low-altitude Economy to Fly High – China Makes Great Strides in Advanced Air Mobility Development
2023 was an important year for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). Manufacturers of electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) around the world have made significant progress in developing their equipment and vehicles, as well as satisfying some of the necessary requirements for obtaining Type Certification (TC).
View From The Top: Adapting a Fresh Approach is the Key
ACI Asia-Pacific Director General Stefano Baronci reflects on some of the operational, financial and manpower challenges facing the region’s airports and provides an overview on ACI Asia-Pacific’s latest advocacy efforts.
Airport Groups: Engines of Recovery
Airports Council International has published a comprehensive study on the business model of Airport Groups, also known as multi-airport operators. The study examined the value created by Airport Groups and how the business model benefits the aviation ecosystem.
Looking to The Future: An Interview with ACI Asia-Pacific President Emmanuel Menanteau
ACI Asia-Pacific President Emmanuel Menanteau outlines his plans and priorities for the association; tells us more about the ongoing efforts to stimulate the recovery of air traffic that has nosedived since the beginning of the pandemic; and provides his views on the industry’s focus towards sustainability.
Delhi Airport Switches to Renewable Sources for Its Energy Needs; Becomes India’s First Airport to Run Entirely On Hydro And Solar Power
Delhi Airport - India’s busiest airport - has moved to green energy and uses only hydro and solar power for all its energy needs since June 1, 2022. With this, Delhi Airport becomes the first airport in India to run entirely on hydro and solar power.
Delhi Airport Introduces RFID-enabled Baggage Tag
Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a GMR Infrastructure-led consortium that operates IGI airport has introduced Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)-enabled personalized Baggage Tag “BAGG TRAX”, a first-of-its-kind facility in the country that will share details in real-time about when and on which belt a passenger’s luggage is arriving.
GMR Hyderabad International Airport All Set to Inaugurate First Phase of the Expanded Terminal
The first of its kind under the Public -Private Partnership model in the country, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) was inaugurated in 2008. When it was opened, the sprawling airport was designed for 12 million passengers per annum (MPPA).
Shanghai Airport Authority Devoted to Smooth Cargo Operation
Shanghai Airport Authority responded firmly to the updated health control requirements of the Shanghai Municipal Government, rapidly tightening the pandemic control and providing contingent supports to ensure the safe and smooth operation of airports. Frontline employees and standby staff answered the calls quickly, persisting on working or returning overnight, to support the airport services safe and normal. From March 28 to April 8, Pudong International Airport accommodated 1,408 cargo flights with cargo volume of 48,100 tons.