In this issue

Issue 65 • march 2021

As we near the end of the financial year, airports around the world will be taking stock of their losses as a result of Covid-19 and making important decisions for the future.

The question we’ve been consistently asking this year is whether airports can emerge from the current crisis with an appetite for change and potentially build back to an even stronger position than they were in before.

In this issue, we ask a roundtable of experts about the role sustainability will play in the sector’s Covid-19 recovery. We also speak to Brain Corp about its planned rollout of an army of autonomous cleaning robots across European airports, and find out more about SITA’s forward-facing health data sharing platform for passengers.

In our In Depth section, we take a deep dive into space-based ADS-B technology and investigate how a new partnership in the US is set to enhance air traffic visibility. We look at how airlines have kept humanitarian operations moving during the pandemic, explore Amazon’s foray into air cargo and ask whether airports need to adapt to survive more frequent severe weather events resulting from climate change.

Finally, Munich Airport has consistently topped passenger satisfaction surveys. With streamlined travel being more important than ever, we speak to the airport’s CEO to find out what the aviation hub is doing right.

Joe Baker, editor