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Oslo and Airbus to host airport-devoted conference

A special event at ACI Airport Exchange Oslo in late November will look at how Airbus is working with airports.

A one-day conference has been arranged as a “special event” tagged onto ACI Airport Exchange 2018, to be hosted by Oslo Airport at the end of next month, anna.aero reports.

Called ‘New possibilities for airports by Airbus’, it will look at how the European aircraft manufacturer is “supporting airports around the world as they manage capacity constraints and develop their networks in an environmentally friendly manner”, the organisers say.

ACI Airport Exchange 2018 takes place at the Norway Exhibition and Convention Centre in Lillestrøm near Oslo on November 27-29, and the one-day conference will be held on the inaugural day bringing together Airbus specialists and invited airport experts.

New challenges
With booming air travel demand on the one hand and constraints on airport infrastructure growth on the other, there are new challenges that airports, airlines and aircraft manufactures have to address together, such as the growing airport congestion that is stifling airline expansion, Airbus explains.

It is this alarming trend that has prompted Airbus to arrange the “exciting exchange” of views in Lillestrøm.

Sessions are partly a promotions exercise, one of which will include “a glimpse at new markets and routes made possible by Airbus aircraft ranging from the unbeatably fuel efficient A220 and A320neo, to the new-generation, lowest-risk route opener the A330neo, the world’s most modern widebody aircraft the A350 XWB and finally the 600+ seater and passenger comfort leader the A380”, Airbus says.

Other sessions will look at how to balance air transport development trends with airport congestion, the presentation of an airport demand and capacity modelling app by Airbus, a view on airport capacity evolution by invited speakers from airports from around the world, and how new ICAO regulation benefits airports in making better use of their facilities.

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