In June 2019 the UK became the first major economy to pass legislation that commits the country to net zero emissions by 2050, which basically means to reduce net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 100%.
Irene Boñal shares her thoughts on improving accessibility to provide a seamless airport experience for all passenger types.
Whilst the focus of capacity improvement at airports often centres on the runway, increasingly we are seeing airports where the ground movement control (GMC) function is also a contributory factor. This is leading airports to consider how to split the GMC role to alleviate capacity constraints, or where the role is already split, to consider a more optimal split that better balances workload between the controllers. Similarly, where airports are expanding and adding new apron areas or runways this also has the potential to change the GMC role and any existing split of responsibilities.
In the race to develop a vaccine, the UK was the first country to approve the COVID-19 vaccine, less than a year after the UK’s first reported case.