The Hub Airport Debate

It’s a crisp early autumn morning in the Province of Quebec, Canada, and the world’s biggest airport is just hours from its official opening.

Coach loads of VIPs are heading north-west from Montreal to watch the Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau welcome the first arrival at Mirabel International Airport.

Among its more noteworthy features, the new airport boasts an area bigger than that of the city it serves as well as the potential to handle 20 million passengers a year. Inevitably, the farmers who had to sell their land to make way for it are disgruntled. Some of today’s guests are

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Sweden’s largest and busiest airport, Stockholm Arlanda (ARN), is the main gateway to the capital city and the country. However, proposals to cap emissions and ban approaches to one of its runways could jeopardise its long-term future. Built to supplement the space-constrained Bromma Airport close to the city centre, Arlanda quickly grew to become the home base of Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS). Today it is a thriving airport with important worldwide links while Bromma has also continued to flourish and is popular with business travellers. AVIATION IN STOCKHOLM By the 1930s Stockholm was eager to join the world of aviation




Radio work seems to be a favorite source of hand-wringing for student pilots, ranking up there with crosswind landings on the angst-o-meter.

Talking on the radio should be simple. You push a button and announce your action, or your request. What’s the big deal? My favorite theory has always been my suspicion that the entire listening audience is perched on the edge of their seats, waiting for you to mess up. I know that isn’t the case, but it’s a mental image that’s difficult to shake.

Some of us clench up when


Hurdles to Growth

Review process begins for Hong Kong Airport expansion

Before they move any earth, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) officials are going to have to move a mountain of paper. The airport has launched the multi-year regulatory approval process needed for a major expansion, one of the most important aviation infrastructure projects in the Asia-Pacific region.

Built on a 1,250-hectare (4.8-sq.-mi.) man-made island, HKIA was considered an engineering marvel when it was completed in 1998. Now efforts are underway to add another 650 hectares to the north side of the island to accommodate a third parallel runway.

Operations at HKIA will

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Daniel Boyd and Danny Banks report from a hotel perfectly placed to follow the action at London Stansted Airport.

London Stansted Airport is located 30 miles (48km) north-east of central

London and is the capital’s third busiest airport and is ranked fourth in the UK. It has just one runway and in 2012 recorded an annual passenger figure of 17.4 million and 143,000 aircraft movements.

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has a major base here and so a large number of its Boeing 737-800s can be seen. Other carriers that frequent the Essex airport include easyJet, airberlin, Germanwings and

Pegasus Airlines, while charter airline Titan

Airways has its headquarters here.

Above: Several Ryanair Boeing 737-800s parked up on the pier

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CAF to vote on new HQ.

The Texas-based Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has recently decided to update its planning strategy in order to increase its profile and the relevance of its message to the general public, reports Richard Mallory Allnutt. The organisation will establish several «Airbases» around the USA which will be, for the most part, existing, well-established facilities within the CAF structure, featuring some of the more prominent aircraft within the fleet. However, each of these operations will transition into a more formal aviation museum, open to the general public on a daily basis with interactive displays, educational activities and events, which will include an

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Bolivian MA60s Delivered

TWO NEW AVIC I (Xian) MA60 passenger and cargo transport aircraft were finally delivered to the Fuerza Aerea Boliviana (FAB -Bolivian Air Force) in February after a number of delays (see News Briefs, December, p17, and January, p17). Carrying temporary Chinese delivery registrations B-850L and B-858L, and using callsigns ‘SXA442’ and ‘SXA443’ respectively, they were flown from China to Bolivia by pilots from Southern Cross Aviation Inc of Camarillo, California.

Their initial routing from the Xian factory is unconfirmed, but they are reported to have been delayed for some time by bad weather in the country. Arriving in the USA

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Australian International Airs how, Avalon Airport near Melbourne

A report by Lon Nordeen

DESPITE THE HIGHEST temperatures for 100 years, strong winds which knocked over some aircraft and curtailed the flying demonstrations, plus the absence of the promised Russian fighter participation, the third annual Australian International Airshow held between February 18 and 23 was highlighted by exciting flying and a static display of more than 75 military and civil aircraft. Avalon Airport is the home of Boeing Australia (formerly the Government Aircraft Factory) which is where the Royal Australian Air Force fleet of F/A-18 Hornets was assembled in the 1980s and hundreds of other aircraft have been produced

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Arlanda has established a network of flights across Sweden – some of which are supported by the government as Public Service Obligations (PSOs). Airlines such as Direktflyg, Golden Air, NextJet, Norwegian, and SAS all provide domestic networks from ARN throughout the week, and there are a few flights at weekends. The airport is on the networks of most European airlines, many of which provide multiple daily rotations from their home bases, offering a wide range of international destinations. Charter flights are also popular, both outbound for tourists in search of summer sun, and inbound in the winter catering for skiers

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Who noise in Belarusian towns?

As told in the department of community hygiene Minsk City Centre of Hygiene and Epidemiology, the problem of noise exposure so severe that monitoring shumnastsi currently being almost Sotk Fri Minsk in problem areas — it is twice more than in 2005. Conclusions professionals: the main sources of noise in the town — auto and rail transport, airport, industrial and commercial enterprises, and communications. Resounding Show — Street CapitalIn Minsk, the most languid situation noise pollution — within the boundaries of the Metropolitan Street. The noise level exceeded 18 there detsybelav (dB) and is 78 dB, which is more than

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