More than 140 delegates from the international airport community attended the Winter Operations and Airside Safety Europe (WOASE) 2015 conference and airside exhibition at Helsinki Airport in Finland this week.
The event was a great success and featured winter operations experts from Europe, North America and Canada. There were 21 different presentations during the two-day event covering key areas such as A-CDM, environment and climate and the use of outside contractors and seasonal workers.
There were also a number of best practice “snow how” sessions from airport specialists at host sponsor Helsinki as well as Toronto, Minneapolis-St. Paul International, Amsterdam Schiphol, Stockholm Arlanda, Munich and Heathrow.
The event also featured top quality speakers from NASA Langley Research Centre, and a keynote address on A-CDM related to winter operations from EUROCONTROL.
The event concluded with an airside demonstration of de-icing and snow clearing equipment at Helsinki featuring a range of suppliers who sponsored the conference.
Airport Focus would like to thank all the speakers, sponsors and delegates who helped make the event such a great success. We are already planning the next WOASE so watch this space for announcements.
A full report of the conference and exhibition will appear in the next edition of Airport Focus.