SEA has been a pro-active member of the Environmental Strategy Committee and of ACI Europe’s (the European Airports Association) Technical and Operational Safety Committee, for some time now.
Over the years, we have strengthened our European presence, promoting project-based partnerships with key airport, regional and scientific entities, with a focus on energy, waste and water management, as well as contributing to the development of maintenance and airport infrastructure control system concepts and procedures.
This input continues to feed into the much-needed international dialogue and discussion on best practices to manage environmental issues.
It confirms the strong presence of SEA in the field of international research and innovation projects, mainly focusing on environmental and safety/security topics.
Below we briefly outline the projects, many of which are already fully operational, which are in final stages of completion.
In 2017, the two energy Projects CASCADE and DREAM, as well as the WATERNOMICS Project, focused on optimizing water cycles at Linate airport, all came to an end.
The project OCTAVE, now in its final stages (Objective Control for TAlker VErification), is focused on safety; the goal is to implement a reliable biometric testing system (TBAS = trusted biometric Authentication Service), working closely with FUB (Ugo Bordoni Foundation) (Rome), on a voice recognition system which allows access to non-monitored sensitive areas as well as to structures and online services. Furthermore, in 2017, we joined the following projects:
- TRANSFORMING TRANSPORT – Positive evaluation by the European Commission. In the first six months of 2017, the Madrid kick-off Meeting was held which included not only the EAS (European Aviation Safety) function - Certification and EU Project Management, but also the IT and Operation Departments.
- DS-08 PROPOSAL - SEA is in the process of joining the Consortium. Topics cover cyber security and the implications of safety and the environment.
- TALOS (with the Polytechnic University of Milan) is involved in safety/security topics of the future.
- THESEUS - an innovative risk-based model to minimize vulnerabilities as well as a new method for monitoring safety/security (also in conjunction with the Milan Polytechnic Foundation).
Further research was carried out concerning drafting new proposals for engaging with the region and the management of more eco-sustainable processes for handling and transporting goods.