PLAN AHEAD – AVOID DISASTER

It seems extreme foolish for anyone who manages a business or an organization to believe that nothing can go wrong. In reality, a number of things could and possibly will go wrong at some point. A member of staff calling off work, could leave you unable to provide a service. Equipment breakdown will leave you powerless on the day, affecting …

A DISASTER OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS

The forest fires that broke out in Greece in the past few days are nothing less than heart-breaking.  The situation is distressing not only for the Greek people, for anyone who can bear a little compassion for others and possibly cares a fraction about nature. Watching the television images seeing households and entire villages in flames, generates uncontainable sadness. As …

WEATHER SHOULDN’T SPOIL YOUR TRIP

For aviation, weather is a constant that influences decisively the industry’s welfare. We only have to look some basic data and statistics to understand its serious impact on the efficiency of airport operations. Weather is the main cause for delays, a contributing factor for accidents and initiator of many operational problems. We have to understand that even though weather and …

OUR LEARNING MISSION & VALUES

MISSION Use our vast expertise to produce the best aviation professionals through open access to unrivalled aviation training and learning programmes.   VALUES Professionalism – Integrity – Quality WHY REGISTER WITH US FOR TRAINING AND LEARNING? A long tradition in training excellence and developing productive teams A commitment in supporting clients and providing quality of service A selection of subject …

LIST OF COURSES & TRAINING

Airport Bureau Training We close the learning gaps OUR COURSES Airport Operations We cover a broad range of courses covering all operational disciplines including terminal, airside technical and aerodrome subjects. Refresher Training As aviation is gradually returning to normality, we can help your staff to regain operational confidence. Learning Models Our adaptability offers you flexible options for in-house classroom training …

AVIATION POST-CRISIS EMPLOYMENT

All over the world is well documented that in the past year a vast number of people lost their positions. In comparison with other sectors and industries, aviation suffered mostly in terms of job losses. Airlines, airport operators, ground handling companies along with many other air-transport related businesses lost a major part of their workforce. For me, the most difficult …

Latest News Stories

eVTOL aircraft emerging rapidly The development of eVTOL Electric Vertical Takeoff & Landing is happening rather swiftly.  A number of well-established aerospace manufactures as well as newer companies have rushed to develop their own aircraft. Both industry giants Airbus and Boeing have been intensely involved in the development process. Large airlines have also committed themselves contractually to purchase a high …

THE TRAVEL MASQUERADE

Travel and holidays have become a game-show nowadays. Governments and their sidekick organizations (we all know who these are) treat people like tennis balls in a dog-chase plot. Everyone is confused to say the least, except those who write the rules and who actually don’t know themselves what the rules mean. In my opinion, what we see happening is the …

Industry News Stories

ICAO to investigate seeming diversion The apparently diverted flight from Athens to Vilnius has certainly generated a degree of confusion and turbulence. Following Ryanair’s instructed landing, the air transport and travel sectors try to understand the repercussions for international flights over this region.  As a result, the ICAO Council expressed strong concerns regarding this incident. Having convened at a special …

Resume Operations

For obvious reasons, there is currently a great expectation in the aviation sector and the air travel business too, waiting any time the resumption of full operations. Having said that, I am trying to understand the general sensation among my colleagues, business partners, employees and the public. I must admit. It is not easy! I feel that after nearly 18 …

Mental Health Awareness

This week between 10th – 16th May, is dedicated on Mental Health Awareness. Airport Bureau is supporting this campaign and will provide as required any necessary assistance to relevant groups and organizations. As in many other areas and settings, mental health problems are relatively common in the workplace. In fact, it is often the leading cause of sickness absence. In …

Industry News Stories

Climate-friendly approach by Munich Airport I read with great interest the airport’s press release on “green kerosene”. From next month, aircraft operating from Munich airport will be able to use this climate-friendly fuel. The company announced that Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) will be stored at the airport’s fuel farm. They also believe that the SAF approved tank and refuelling system …

Dealing with runway incursions

For the biggest part of aviation history, the industry has enjoyed an excellent safety record. In fact, as time passed, operational conditions improved and our awareness on accident and incident prevention heightened. Nonetheless, anticipating that traffic numbers – hopefully – will reinstate to pre-pandemic levels very soon; it makes good sense to remind ourselves about safety in operations. For this …

Captain Nadhem AlHAMAD

Captain Nadhem AlHamad is the General Manager and accountable person of Alpha Aviation Academy, the UAE based academy, located at Sharjah International Airport. He is a keen advocate for learning with a craving for helping others to develop through training. I met with him to discuss his interests and to expand on the Academy’s profile and activities. During the interview, …

‘EFFECTIVE AIRSIDE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL’

Congratulations to the group of participants who completed successfully the ‘Effective Airside Management Professional’ training workshop. The course organised by AIRPORT BUREAU in association with Kratis Training & Consulting Ltd and delivered over three working days in a virtual classroom setting. Delegates from diverse operational backgrounds included Electrical Engineers, Airfield Operations personnel and Airside Assistants. Currently all working in civil …

Managing Operational Hazards

The fact that hazards come together with airport and aircraft operations, is an open secret. However, as the eminent aviation pioneer and author Amelia Earhart once said: “To worry is to add another hazard”. Therefore, we have learned to live with risks in aviation. This goes for the public, authorities, operators and all those associated in one way or another …

Fiona Hough, Air Traffic Control Professional

Fiona Hough clearly is a dedicated professional with a distinct eagerness to help air transport to recover quickly. In the time that we have known each other, I realised that she is an articulate, precise and thoughtful individual, who cares about aviation. Her consideration for the industry’s future comes across very well in conversations around the events of the past …

The plan can never fail!

“The emergencies you train for, almost never happen. It’s the one you can’t train for that kills you”. These words by American aviator and author Ernest K. Gann have always stimulated my interest in aviation safety. We can extract one meaning from his statement and for this; I can vouch from my own experience. ‘Be prepared for any eventuality’. For …

Syed Ali Shahid (Duty Manager Airside)

Working as Duty Manager Airside, Ali Shahid has learned to keep up with operational challenges in a fast-paced aerodrome environment. His commitment and dedication for what he does becomes evident when you meet him and starts talking about his work. Ali works for Dubai Airports Company. He is well respected within the airport community and among all of his colleagues …

The ‘WFH’ phenomenon

Businesses and individuals find themselves in a – relatively – new reality now. ‘Working from home’, is the popular concept, which has been vividly in-place over the past year. However, is the phenomenon a blessing or an anathema? For both companies and individuals, there are certainly numerous flexible possibilities that come with this practice. Interestingly, as I pointed out in …