Airports of the World - Nov/Dec 2010

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FEATURES

MANCHESTER'S A380 BOOST
The Editor was at Manchester on September 1 to see the arrival of an Emirates' Airbus A380, marking the type's first scheduled service to a regional airport.

BACK TO BASICS
Romania's Băneasa Airport is one of two that serve the capital Bucharest. It dates from a bygone age and is now struggling to cope with increasing passenger numbers. James Pearson investigates.

GETTING IT RIGHT
Mark Nicholls attended a new forum which aims to improve consultation processes for airports.

A NEW HUB FOR CENTRAL ASIA
Astana Airport seeks to establish itself as a new Asian hub. Sebastian Schmitz discovers why.

AMERICAS' HUB
Marco Finelli visits Miami International, the most important US gateway to Central and South America.

WEATHERING THE STORM
Aviation and the natural environment often come into conflict. Lucy Budd investigates some of the hazards facing commercial flying.

REGULARS

NEWS
Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

AIRPORT TECH - BBI - THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
In less than two years Berlin will finally get the world class international airport that a capital city deserves. Luigi Vallero accesses the project as it approaches completion.

BEHIND THE SCENES - SKY HARBOR SNIFFING
Dogs patrol American airports to protect the nation's agriculture by sniffing out prohibited plants, meat and vegetables. Debra J White spends a day with Ranger, one of the dogs used at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in Arizona.

GLOSSARY
We explain some of the abbreviations and acronyms that regularly appear in the pages of Airports of the World. 

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