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Airport Regions Conference, Newsletter 76
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Dear ARC members and friends, 
 
In today's issue, the idea of airport investment and expansion is predominating: new runway for Heathrow, huge investment to be made by FedEx in Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport, at Charleroi airport the T2 terminal will be inaugurated in December and Helsinki Airport is preparing for a growing number of wide-body aircraft. 

What is more, Frankfurt will host an important event in the aviation section on the topic of active noise protection in November. As we are talking about noise, NASA is working on building the quietest aircraft ever. Also, in line with promoting "green aviation" technology, Germany celebrated the world's first plane that runs on hydrogen and emits only water. 

There is plenty to discover in today's issue! And oh, you might really be interested in the interactive map that comprises almost all the Wi-Fi passwords of airports around the world.

Enjoy the reading!

Yours, 
the ARC Secretariat
Regions make Europe fly
ARC is the association of regional and local authorities across Europe with an international airport situated within or near its territory.
 
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The Government has confirmed it had chosen to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport as its preferred airport expansion project, predicting it will be worth around £61 billion to passengers and the wider economy over 60 years. But how will the new construction of a new runway affect consumers, passengers, homeowners and taxpayers in the long-term?
 
The US giant will invest 200 million euros in the construction of a new facility of 27,000 m2 at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport. Francois Hollande welcomed "the growing attractiveness of France". 
The T2 terminal will be inaugurated on 22nd of December, this year. On this occasion, 600 children from the region will have the opportunity to embark on their very first flight. 
The 4th International Conference on Active Noise Abatement on the theme of active noise protection will take place between 24th and 25th of November 2016 at Frankfurt Airport. More information about the conference and registration can be accessed here.
Once Finavia's extensive investment programme is completed in 2020, Helsinki Airport will be ready to provide world-class services to both passengers and airlines. Helsinki Airport VP: "As the airport has become one of the most important hubs in Europe, the development of wide-body traffic and conditions for it is one of the key improvement areas". 
Having to spend long hours in an airport without internet access is one of the worst travelling experiences. Luckily, computer security engineer Anil Polat launched an interactive map which offers its users Wi-Fi passwords of networks in 130 airports all over the world.
The dream of sustainable air travel is now one step closer to reality, after a team of researchers in Germany flew the world's first emission-free, 4-seater electric plane powered by fuel cells.

On 6th October 2016, the ICAO Assembly adopted a resolution to implement a global carbon-offseting scheme for aviation. However, the International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation said that the agreement sent a "worrying signal" and the coalition member Transport & Environment called it "a weak start". 
NASA is working to create new experimental aircraft that will demonstrate new "green aviation" technology is intended to dramatically reduce fuel use, emissions and noise. 
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