It's the end of 2017 so this will be the last article we publish this year. Today, we'll share with you audience stats (of loyal readers like you) and highlight the best read articles of 2017. Let's get started.
It's New Airport Insider's 4th birthday and I promised not to forget our birthday this year as I had done last year and the year before that (see 2017 Resolutions, second point) It was on 4 October 2013 that we launched New Airport Insider. If you're curious, see our very first article.
Since then, we've written over 60 unique articles on topics like airport wildlife risk management, A-CDM, Brexit, airport talent, people development, growth markets, public private partnerships (PPP) and much more.
If you are new with us, use the Search functionality to the right or the Search by Category also to your right but a bit further down.
Thank you for being part of our online community and here's to another 4 years!
- Jinan Publisher & Managing Editor, New Airport Insider P.S. In case you're wondering what hiep hiep hoera means, here's the answer.
Some time back, I wrote Airports Compete for New Talent about the challenges presented to today’s airport industry by the continuing need to attract, retain and develop airport talent.
Whereas most people think the biggest airport challenge is security or air service (important, of course), what really occupies the minds and conversations of airport executives is meeting this challenge. As Dan Parsons said in the first of his excellent three article series, “At some point, the job (of airport executive) becomes less about technical expertise and more about leading people.”
The question has become, where are those people coming from? Why are they different than what I am used to? And, how do I deal with all this? THOSE are the questions I most hear airport leaders discussing in the bars and restaurants – places where they can feel free to talk about any subject on their minds.
As I wrote back then, this was once an industry in which most talent came through certain pipelines and tended to stay through their careers. All of that has been upended. Many of those pipelines exist, certain schools still have good programs, and many people still obtain certain certifications. But the overall picture is uncertain and unsure.
Like last year, we want to end the year with a summary of what was achieved this year, what to look forward to in 2017 and ask for your feedback.
- The format of how we send you our articles changed. So in addition to the articles, we are able to add more relevant and valuable information.
- We missed our birthday. Again! This time we have added the date to our calendar so it won't happen again.
- ADB Safegate continued working with us and we welcomed NEC Display Solutions Europe and Konetica.
- Airport Talent was launched. It's objective is to help employers connect with quality airport professionals locally and internationally. So if you are hiring, try Airport Talent or ask your company's recruiter to start using the service. Airport Talent is about quality.
- We welcomed Azlan Morad as contributor. He wrote 2 excellent blog posts on private public partnerships (PPP) and has an upcoming post on climate change.
- The subscriber (you) count is now at 530. Our aim is to grow the subscriber base to at least 800 in 2017. If you are not on the email list, subscribe.
If you like our articles and newsletter, please forward them to your colleagues and friends. Also, recommend us to your company for collaboration. New Airport Insider does not advertise. Instead, we grow organically via word of mouth and social media. And we are self-funded.
- Continue to publish high value, original articles.
- Not forget our 4th birthday.
- Bring on board new contributors (if you are interested in writing for New Airport Insider, contact Jinan).
- Offer an online course, if resources allow (contact Jinan if you want to collaborate).
- Organize an event, if we find the right partner (all offers will be considered so send in your request).
- Get help with running the blog so we can publish more often (contact Jinan if interested).
- Take a well-deserved holiday!
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Sponsor - Support New Airport Insider. Become a Benefactor, sponsor articles or hire us for your digital marketing projects. Jobs - We've added an Airport Talent page on New Airport Insider so that more people know about the service. Employers, if you are hiring, post your job. Airport Talent invites candidates to sign up for the email list to get updates. And employers can sign up here. Airport Suppliers - This is a listing service for airports and others to find industry suppliers. List your company.
Articles Published in 2016
This article! Airport People Power: Development Airport People Power: Discipline Public Private Partnership (PPP): How to Get to Transaction Close Brexit US Aviation: What is the Impact? Heathrow's Mobile Display Solutions Provide Dynamic Messaging in Terminals Public Private Partnership (PPP): What You Need to Know Anti-Open Skies Campaign, What Happened to It? A-CDM Affairs: Avoiding Loss of Attention Span 2 A-CDM Affairs: Avoiding Loss of Attention Span 1 Aviation Security: An Update
5 Most Read Articles
Australia Airports Build: The Other End of the Line Season's Greetings from New Airport Insider A-CDM Affairs: Avoiding Loss of Attention Span 2 Introduction to Airport Planning: The Master Plan A-CDM in Europe: Is the Ball Rolling?
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22 December 2016
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Last, But Not Least
Thank you for supporting New Airport Insider. We hope to continue delivering high quality articles for as long as possible. And from all of us at New Airport Insider, we wish you a nice Christmas with your family and a superb 2017.
Update: On 9 Oct 2017 we added links to Upcoming Articles
As we wrap up the year, I want to share with you a few highlights from 2015, what you can expect in 2016 and take you for a quick tour of the new website.
- Rebranded to New Airport Insider (from DC Design Tech)
- Launched a new website that is built on solid technology
- Added new guest contributors: Richard Harding, Colin Mair and Robin Gissing from Heathrow's innovation team, Laura Fruhen, Anna Harrison and Nadine Itani
- Introduced new services: Airport Suppliers and Airport Jobs
- Doubled the number of email subscribers (that's you!)
- Increased social media presence. Follow our LinkedIn company page or join the conversation on Twitter
- Continue to appear high in search engine results to get found by airport professionals from all over the world
- Secured the website (SSL) which establishes an encrypted link between the server and browser
- Turned 2 in October (and forgot our birthday again!).
- The graph below shows the 2-year journey
- New topics: mobility, website architecture, airport planning, airfield app, mobile displays and more
- New A-CDM posts by Kris de Bolle
- New guest contributors
- New content formats like interviews, ebooks and video
- We will move from Google Feedburner (this is how we deliver blog posts to you)
- Strategic partnerships
- And as always: transparency and editorial integrity
Quick Tour of Website
If you haven't had a chance to see the new website, here's a quick tour.
- Write for us
- Work with us
I invite you to work with New Airport Insider. Here's what you can do:
The benefits will be tremendous plus you will be supporting the blog to pay for running costs and invest in underlying technology. Send me a quick message if you have questions, comments or anything else.
Thank you for reading our articles. The New Airport Insider team and I wish your family and you a wonderful 2016! Have a good one and we are back with a new blog post in January 2016.
Update: Refreshed links on 9 October 2017. The About page design page changed a little bit but the links are still the same.
On 7 December 2015, the European Commission introduced a new EU aviation policy. Here are the details.
As 2014 wraps up, I want to share with you a few things.
We are proud to be referenced on the 21st of December in FinanceAsia.com, paragraph before last. The only thing, they referred to us as an airline magazine.
Further, here are the 3 most read articles, all time. No. 3 Australia Airports Build: The Other End of the Line by Dan Parsons No. 2 Incheon Airport South Korea Evaluates European A-CDM by Kris de Bolle No. 1 Introduction to Airport Planning: The Master Plan by David Ruiz-Celada
And here are the links to all the articles we have published, by category: U.S. Aviation by Greg Principato A-CDM by Kris de Bolle Australia Airports Build by Dan Parsons Airport Wildlife Risk by Dan Parsons Safety Assurance by Dan Parsons China Airports Build by Guillaume Dupont Turkey Airports Build by Guillaume Dupont Indonesia Airports Build by Guillaume Dupont Planning and Development by David Ruiz-Celada New Airport Insider news by Jinan Alrawi
Last but not least, the New Airport Insider team wishes your family and you a warm holiday and a superb 2015!
Thank you for being here and we will back with a new post on the 14th of January 2015.
Photo credit: by Marianne DeSelle via Flickr
New Airport Insider missed its first birthday, can you believe it? We published the first post on 4 October 2013 but forgot to celebrate our 1 year of existence. Today, 30 airport articles later, we want to share with you a bit of the journey with a few words from each of the team members.
"On first hearing of the New Airport Insider concept, I was excited. Not only about the opportunity to write for a global industry audience but for the chance to read about the experiences of my colleagues.
New Airport Insider was the destination I had been looking for - an insider's perspective on the airport industry. The material already up on the site and in the pipeline represents the views and approaches of those in the fold.
Whether the material provides a bird's eye view of an area's development or a frontline view of birds on an airport, New Airport Insider helps airport insiders widen and deepen their understanding of their field." Dan
Kris de Bolle
"I wouldn’t call it a passion, but I have always loved writing. Be it a book review on Google Books, or even a dull meeting report; always in a good mood when I can write about something.
Imagine the excitement when about a year and a half ago, I was contacted by Ms Jinan Alrawi to check if I would be interested to start a series of articles for a brand new blog concept by airport pro’s for airport pro’s, on what definitely ís a passion of mine: Airport Collaborative Decision Making.
Writing blog articles quickly proved to be a different ball game than writing meeting reports and book reviews. Lots of ‘meta stuff’ to take into account: keywords, lay-out, subtitles, pictures, credits… and deadlines! For God’s sake, what was I thinking!
And indeed, the learning curve was steep, but I loved (well, about) every minute of the ride up until now. And we’re not running on empty yet: the initial idea of writing 3 short articles on A-CDM, has evolved in an ongoing series of 7 blog posts with evergreen content on airport data sharing in Europe, enjoyed now by over 180 hi-end subscribers. And know what the funny thing is? That I started off by panicking about how will I ever manage to write three 750 word articles about A-CDM…
So I invite you to take that leap of faith, join the New Airport Insider Team, write about YOUR passion and share it with the world of airport professionals!" Kris
"The New Airport Insider adventure started for me in late 2013 when I joined this tiny community after being contacted by Jinan Alrawi, the founder. The idea is to create an online magazine for airport professionals. And that is a good idea. There are many sites focusing on airlines, manufacturers, or other aspects of the aviation industry but very few cover airports. Over the past year, I wrote 5 articles, along Dan Parson and Kris de Bolle, the two main writers. And as I like to understand both causes and consequences, my articles always feature an overview of the market and the airlines’ landscape, which happen to be highly appreciated by our readers.
Of course it is really motivating to know that experts, people interested in aviation or curious spirits will read our analysis and learn, criticize, compare, or share. And this from all over the World. At New Airport Insider, we look at countries from all over the World. Our team is made of five different nationalities, and our readers way more than that. The main reason why I love aviation is because it a world of innovation, of extreme competition and without boundaries. And still, each country has its culture, its way to deal with things, and its economic realities. In my articles, I try to explain this essential background.
As the curious writer that I am, working with New Airport Insider has allowed me to learn a lot about how fast aviation is changing, everywhere. This is probably the best source of motivation for me.
Since October 2013 we strive to produce quality content for airport professionals. I think New Airport Insider shows unique points of views and analysis, and I hope our readers all appreciate that. Although it is not easy to grow, I wish that during our second year of existence, other writers will want to join our group. We will also start to collaborate with companies which might want us to focus on an area where they are particularly active. As you can see, started from scratch one year ago, we still have ambitious plans to boost New Airport Insider. Want to be a part of it? You can contact us!" Guillaume
Also, Greg Principato is joining New Airport Insider to help us grow. Many of you may know him as he is the former President of ACI-NA. We are very excited to have Greg on board. He will also write for New Airport Insider.
"Although I have worked on aviation policy issues in one form or another for my entire 35 year career, I became especially immersed in aviation policy when I was tabbed to serve as executive director of a presidential aviation commission in 1993. Though much has changed in aviation over those years, one thing remains clear: aviation discussions and debates rarely change much. The issues don't seem to change, nor do the solutions. People in aviation have become comfortable with their traditional ways of thinking.
In 2005, I was named President of Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA). I had never worked at an airport before, and now I was sort of a "new airport insider" if you will. What I had observed as an outsider involved in aviation policy was confirmed by my new view as an insider. Once I had been there long enough to have gained some credibility, I began to actively and vocally push for new thinking and new ways of doing things. It was a hard slog.
Making it even harder is the fact that many aviation publications and forums for debate do not stimulate new thinking. We much prefer stories about how wonderful we already are, rather than the new future we ought to work to build.
That is why I am excited about the birth of New Airport Insider. If ever there was an industry in need of fresh thinking, it is aviation. And if ever there was an industry in need of a fresh new forum for that thinking it is aviation. New Airport Insider fills an important void. I congratulate it on its first anniversary and look forward to contributing to its mission in the coming years." Greg
"One day I "met" airports, then thought how can we create a community for airport professionals to meet, to share knowledge, expertise and to collaborate. The answer was easy: the Internet and technology. Use these to bring a community together online. This is how it started more than a year ago.
It has been a bigger challenge than I realized to launch, to build and to grow New Airport Insider. But along this short path, I've learned more than I could have ever imagined and this at a fast pace.
Looking forward, we are growing the team, the topics we cover and we will bring you content in more formats. Also, we are merging DC Design Tech with New Airport Insider to form only one entity: New Airport Insider. Further, we will have a new logo but most importantly we will migrate to a more powerful platform in the coming months to optimize your experience.
Lastly, I want to say big thank you to the team and to you our readers for subscribing to New Airport Insider." Jinan
Welcome to the New Online Community for Airport Professionals
You may already know me, while other airport folks have met me online. We share our love for airports, innovation and improving the passenger airport journey. Being a fan of technology most of my life and later having worked with airports, one day I asked myself why not bring these into a business model? Here's what you can expect:
DC Design Tech
Where airports and engineers discover innovative technology and new products and services to solve challenges and create new opportunities.
Update 29 Oct 2014: We have merged DC Design Tech with New Airport Insider to form one entity: New Airport Insider
New Airport Insider
Our new blog is for forward thinking airport professionals, engineers and everyone working or is interested in the airport industry.
Led by a team of experienced airport professionals, New Airport Insider offers insights into the most relevant airport issues, emerging technologies, trends, and companies, and the opportunities that they create for airports. Subscribe to updates by email and join the conversation on Twitter at @NewAirportIns
A bit later, a Job Site for Airport Professionals
A new job site for airport professionals where you can explore who is hiring, discover new employers, get career advice, find international opportunities and much more.
Update 1 Oct 2017: We launched Airport Talent
If you have questions or comments, I encourage you to send these to us using our contact form.