Airport World - Joe Bates

We report on some of the operational and maintenance news stories making headlines in Europe and across the wider airport ecosystem.

Frankfurt’s Sky Line people mover system taking shape

Siemens Mobility in Vienna is manufacturing the vehicles of the new Sky Line people mover to meet Fraport AG’s special requirements.

Albrecht Neumann, CEO for Rolling Stock at Siemens Mobility, explained: “The delivery of the first fully automated vehicle marks an important milestone in the construction of the new Sky Line.

Optismising airport slots

Veovo has formed a global strategic partnership with OneAlpha, an airport slot management and capacity planning company, which it says gives operators the ability to streamline the slot approval process while maximising the use of runway, apron and terminal capacity and resources.

Making Phoenix Sky Harbor’s HVAC systems more efficient

The City of Phoenix has awarded ECM Technologies an additional $400,000 contract to use its innovative technology to treat Sky Harbor Airport’s massive HVAC systems.

The company’s ThermaClear solution is said to radically extend the life and efficiency of HVAC systems as well as reduce the airport’s carbon footprint and offer energy savings of up to 15% annually.

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