THE WORLD’S BIGGEST
AIRPORT CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION IS BACK!
JUNE 15, 16, 17, 2022 | PARIS, FRANCE

“After the chaos and challenges of 2020/21, Passenger Terminal EXPO & CONFERENCE looks forward to a triumphant return in June 2022. It will be staged at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France, which offers a superb combination of large and modern conference rooms plus excellent exhibition space for our exhibitors. So you can be assured that the world’s leading airport design, management and operations event will be rolling out the red carpet with a warm welcome to all of our visitors, speakers and delegates this June.” Tony Robinson, show founder and CEO of UKi Media & Events

Passenger Terminal EXPO & CONFERENCE will once again provide the most significant opportunity for airports and airlines to debate current issues and form business relationships on a global scale, with 10,000+ people from at least 130 countries attending each year.

The Passenger Terminal CONFERENCE has firmly established itself as the most highly regarded airport conference in the world. It’s an exceptional opportunity to see industry leaders share their innovations, knowledge and insight through a comprehensive and diverse range of conferences and panel discussions. Attracting 1,900+ senior airport, airline, aviation authority, government and related business executives from all over the world, it is THE place where attendees gather to pool information, address concerns, discuss solutions and exchange ideas for the future development of the world’s airports.

The free-to-attend Passenger Terminal EXPO is the world’s largest annual airport exhibition, covering over 19,000 square meters. It provides a unique opportunity for visitors to see and experience the very latest products, services and technologies, with 250+ exhibitors showcasing the very latest innovations and solutions to enhance efficiency, safety and the passenger experience for airports across the globe.

It’s THE most important international airport networking event of the year – join us in Paris to see why!

Register here from source :

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THE WORLD’S BIGGEST AIRPORT CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION IS BACK

APRIL 5, 6, 7, 2022 | PARIS, FRANCE

“After the chaos and challenges of 2020/21, Passenger Terminal EXPO & CONFERENCE looks forward to a triumphant return in April 2022. It will be staged at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France, which offers a superb combination of large and modern conference rooms plus excellent exhibition space for our exhibitors. So you can be assured that the world’s leading airport design, management and operations event will be rolling out the red carpet with a warm welcome to all of our visitors, speakers and delegates in the spring of 2022” Tony Robinson, show founder and CEO of UKi Media & Events

Passenger Terminal EXPO & CONFERENCE will once again provide the most significant opportunity for airports and airlines to debate current issues and form business relationships on a global scale, with 10,000+ people from at least 130 countries attending each year.

The Passenger Terminal CONFERENCE has firmly established itself as the most highly regarded airport conference in the world. It’s an exceptional opportunity to see industry leaders share their innovations, knowledge and insight through a comprehensive and diverse range of conferences and panel discussions. Attracting 1,900+ senior airport, airline, aviation authority, government and related business executives from all over the world, it is THE place where attendees gather to pool information, address concerns, discuss solutions and exchange ideas for the future development of the world’s airports.

The free-to-attend Passenger Terminal EXPO is the world’s largest annual airport exhibition, covering over 19,000 square meters. It provides a unique opportunity for visitors to see and experience the very latest products, services and technologies, with 300+ exhibitors showcasing the very latest innovations and solutions to enhance efficiency, safety and the passenger experience for airports across the globe.

It’s THE most important international airport networking event of the year – join us in Paris to see why!

Register here at source : https://www.passengerterminal-expo.com/en/

Covid-19: Dubai airport to have world’s largest lab for processing PCR tests

Dubai International Airport will now be home to an in-house lab for processing Covid-19 RT PCR tests.

Located close to Terminal 2, the 20,000 sq. ft laboratory is a dedicated facility for round-the-clock processing of RT-PCR test samples collected from passengers at DXB, Dubai Airports said in a press release.

“Using latest WHO-standard Covid-19 RT-PCR testing equipment, the lab can process up to 100,000 samples per day and provide reliable results within a few hours,” said the statement.

Dubai Airports in collaboration with Dubai Health Authority and Pure Health announced the opening of the lab on Tuesday, June 22.

The lab is equipped with negative and positive pressure rooms and is linked to government reporting platforms ensuring secure and easy sharing of information between health and regulatory authorities and airlines.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Airports, said: “As the world’s busiest international hub preparing for a surge in passenger traffic over the summer holidays and beyond, we were keen to make sure that the airport journey is safer, smoother and faster while fulfilling the required health protocols.”

“The lab’s quick turnaround for processing test results will go a long way in helping us deliver a service experience the world expects from Dubai,” he added.

Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, director general of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), said the laboratory’s capabilities will greatly help reduce waiting times for passengers arriving into Dubai and enable the effective implementation of relevant preventive and safety procedures.

Al Ketbi also noted the DHA’s keenness in expanding the lab’s scope considering that the presence of an in-house processing facility at DXB would enhance monitoring, investigation and proactive preventive steps taken by Dubai, as part of the measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Farhan Malik, group CEO of Pure Health, said, “Since the start of the pandemic we have continuously worked with the UAE government to bring the best testing solutions, following international quality standards and faster result reporting, to ensure we support our partners in this very dynamic environment.”

source : https://www.khaleejtimes.com/coronavirus-pandemic/covid-19-dubai-airport-to-have-worlds-largest-lab-for-processing-pcr-tests

Hyderabad airport uses video analytics for queue management

The GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) has implemented queue management systems combining internet of things security cameras and artificial intelligence video analytics that help improve passenger experience by reducing waiting time at passenger touchpoints. This smart queue management solution uses advanced camera-based video analytics which helps the GHIAL staff to constantly monitor various key parameters such as peak passenger waiting time and take corrective actions as needed which are very essential for the safety of both passengers and airport staff in this pandemic times.

Technology and innovation: Indispensable for the airport of the future

It is a quiet time at Eindhoven Airport due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with significantly fewer passengers and suitcases. But those who think that little is happening are mistaken. The airport is looking beyond the crisis, sticking to its strategy, and working hard with its partners on new innovations and technological solutions for their baggage handling operations.

The Dutch airport in the heart of the Brainport region – a region distinguished by its expertise in technology, design and knowledge – is not about quantity, but about quality. That is why Eindhoven Airport (EIN) is committed to the continuous improvement of the quality of the airport.

“There will come a time when people will get back on their feet,” said Mirjam van den Bogaard, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Eindhoven Airport. “We are ready for this, with an airport that continuously applies smart technology and continues to innovate to make the journey of passengers and the stay of visitors and employees at Eindhoven Airport even more comfortable.”

The airport as a testing ground

According to Mirjam, innovation is the key to an increasingly sustainable and better airport. Eindhoven Airport is working together with its various partners to make its operations even more efficient, sustainable and customer friendly. “As an airport, we have various roles. One important role is that of an inspirational testing ground. An airport is a unique testing ground because you can test in a controlled environment. We like to invite companies to test their innovations and technological solutions with us, and we have found that more and more companies are interested in doing so,” said Mirjam.

For example, Vanderlande and BagsID are conducting a bag recognition pilot trial at the airport, in which artificial intelligence (AI) is being used. A camera located in the baggage system photographs the suitcase and compares this photo with the photo of the suitcase that was previously uploaded into the system. In this way, the suitcase can be better monitored throughout the baggage handling process. According to Mirjam, this offers advantages for loading and unloading aircraft even more efficiently, but also for better streamlining of airport processes. “In the future, passengers will know whether their suitcase is already loaded. It would be nice if this technology could be developed further, to the point where passengers receive a signal on their mobile phone when their suitcase is on the baggage belt,” added Mirjam, who is following the pilot with great interest. “The first results of the pilot show that AI can be applied in the baggage process. There is the potential for this technology to be used everywhere in aviation in the future.”

Using autonomous vehicles

The collaborative work between Vanderlande and Eindhoven continues in another innovation led trial, where autonomous vehicles on the apron will transport luggage to and from the airport.
Previously, Vanderlande conducted live tests with this technology at Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM), gaining insights which further contributed to the development of this solution. RTM will again be the testing ground, as will Eindhoven Airport, where the autonomous vehicle trial will begin in April 2021.

“Our future strategy is based on the belief that innovations in aviation can be implemented faster if different disciplines work together seamlessly”

Mirjam asserted: “Because no driver is needed for transportation, employees can focus on the baggage process itself. Perhaps the process of loading and unloading the aircraft will become more efficient and faster, because individual vehicles will be carrying baggage continuously. Thus, there is no need to wait until the train of baggage carts is fully loaded as there is today.”

Increasing flexibility in the loading and unloading process is a key reason for conducting the trial. “Managing passengers waiting in the arrivals hall for their suitcase is a real puzzle. While it will certainly be some time before we can deploy this new technology, we believe that this new method, the use of data and the deployment of experienced staff will produce an even better baggage process,” Mirjam added.

Self-service technologies improving passenger flows

Technology is also used to improve passenger flow. For example, passengers at Eindhoven will soon be able to print their own baggage labels at bag tag kiosks. Kiosks produced by Flight Solutions are currently being tested. For the time being, baggage labels are still being used in the baggage process. “The use of these kiosks should result in an even faster passenger flow at Drop & Go, because the suitcase is already provided with a self-adhesive label,” detailed Mirjam. “This type of label is easier for passengers to use and prevents ‘unrecognisable’ luggage.”

Mirjam is enthusiastic about the use of technology and conducting pilots at the airport together with airport partners. “Aviation is facing numerous challenges. By innovating, we turn these challenges into opportunities.” Additionally, working with Vanderlande is a logical choice for the COO: “We have been working with Vanderlande, the manufacturer of our baggage systems, for many years. Like us, this company strives to use new technologies to improve the airport process even further. Our future strategy is based on the belief that innovations in aviation can be implemented faster if different disciplines work together seamlessly.”

Innovation as the key to sustainability

Eindhoven is part of the Royal Schiphol Group, which believes that innovation and technology is the key to the most sustainable and best airports in the world. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) and the other airports within the Group work closely with each other, as well as with external partners, airlines, universities, start-ups, companies and knowledge institutes, in order to validate new developments for the multimedia hubs of the future. Because Eindhoven Airport and the other regional airports of the Schiphol Group act as testing grounds for technology and innovation, the knowledge gained from these tests are shared within the Group and then scaled up.

“The trick is that the use of technology remains at the service of the passenger and the employee, and should never become a barrier”

According to Mirjam, qualitative recovery after COVID-19 is now more important than ever. Technology and innovation help the airport to make efficient use of assets. In many cases, this is also more sustainable. In addition, it is essential to prevent errors and delays to avoid unnecessary costs. The use of technology in aviation becoming increasingly important is crystal clear, according to Mirjam. Aviation started with technology and the drive to achieve the impossible: “The trick is that the use of technology remains at the service of the passenger and the employee, and should never become a barrier. In addition, it helps us to make possible what seems impossible to some: the development of sustainable aviation,” she concluded.

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