ACI WORLD REPORT

| June 19, 2018

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Although ACI does not promote any particular form of airport ownership and management structure, the recent attacks on one form, privatization, prompts some elucidation. Until relatively recently, nearly all major commercial airports around the world were government-owned and government-operated

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Good drones: the UAVs changing airport operations for the better

Article | March 12, 2020

Drones may be the source of groans in the aviation industry, with many causing delayed flights and safety hazards. But what about the vast potential for UAVs to provide assistance and even improve safety? Here's a look at how drones could help rather than hinder airports. The global commercial drone market is expected to grow by 26% each year from 2016 to reach a value of $10,738m by 2022. Even airports and airlines can benefit from the maturation of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology, with applications ranging from airport inspections to bird control and drone delivery.

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Which Aircraft Have The Longest Range?

Article | March 12, 2020

Aircraft are built to travel vast distances quickly. But just how far can an aircraft fly, and which aircraft can fly the longest? Have a guess and see how right you are. As to make this a fair comparison, there are a few caveats as to ‘which aircraft can fly the furthest’. The first is that the aircraft must be in use by airlines or be under serious development. We don’t want to include a one-off prototype that can fly around the world on a single tank if you can’t buy a ticket to fly on it. We will be looking at jet propulsion aircraft and not planes that use other forms of movement.

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Fixing South African Airways – What Needs To Be Done?

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South Africa Airways is in a dire position, and was long before the current aviation crisis. Can an armchair airline expert come up with a solution to get it back on the world stage and perhaps even thrive? Let us find out.

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