Airport Regions Conference, Newsletter 70
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Dear ARC Friends, 

We are delighted to provide you with the latest news in the aviation sector. Even though summer has just started, there are still quite a lot of activities going on. Special attention is paid to the environmental challenge; challenge totally accepted by Oslo Airport which has just received the Eco-Innovation Award from the Airport Carbon Accreditation. In addition, NASA is planning to make huge progress in reducing noise, further innovation is brought about for facilitating airport security and Adelaide leads the way in sustainability. For more information, we invite you to have a look at the articles we have especially selected for you. 

We wish you a pleasant weekend!

the ARC Secretariat
Regions make Europe fly


Groundbreaking aviation biofuel supply initiative wins Oslo Airport industry environment award

Oslo Airport is the recipient of this year's Eco-Innovation Award from the independent advisory board of the industry's carbon management programme, Airport Carbon Accreditation. 

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Norwegian's plan to fly to U.S. delayed

The U.S. government this week declined to approve Norwegian Air's plan that would have allowed the carrier's United Kingdom subsidiary to fly to the United States, a move that could give the carrier more flexibility with its international route network. 

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Mixed fortunes for airport traffic during May

Passenger traffic across the European airport network in May reported an average increase of +3.6%. This growth is entirely attributable to the EU market, with airports in the bloc reporting passenger traffic growth of +5.5% - while the non-EU market saw traffic dropping by -2.5%, the first decline in traffic growth for there airports since 2009. 

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Frankfurt Airport celebrates 80th birthday

When Frankfurt Airport handled its first flight on July 8, 1936, few could have known that 80 years later it would become Europe's fourth busiest gateway and a huge economic powerhouse for Germany. 

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State of the environmental challenge in Europe today

Traffic in Europe is now starting to grow again and the current forecasts are for 14.4 million flights by 2035. The capacity of European airports, particularly the hubs, is expected to become an increasingly significant constraint on this growth.

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Powered by the sun - Adelaide Airport

Adelaide Airport is leading the way in sustainability with its new 1.17MW system on the roof of its multi-level car park. The new commission brings Adelaide's total generation capacity to 1.28MW, being the largest rooftop system in any Australian airport. 

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NASA says it will build a quieter supersonic passenger jet 

NASA announced it has awarded a $20 million contract to Lockheed Martin to develop a preliminary design for a quiet demonstration passenger aircraft designed to fly faster than the speed of sound. 

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Architects fight airport security threats with flexible design

Gresham, Smith and Partners recently designed a screening area at Norfolk International Airport in Virginia with one major concern in mind: flexibility, so it can adapt to changing security threats.

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Russia resumes flights to Turkey

After a six-month break, time during which the Turkish tourist industry had considerable losses, charter flights between Russia and Turkey are to resume.

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