“Technology is no more an option. Technology is a necessity to ensure security, fast movement and comfort of passengers,” New technology will not only enhance security, it will accelerate passenger processing and reduce waiting times. “It will ensure that passengers are able to make fast connections to hundreds of destinations worldwide,”
Alongwith technology, security needs an equal attention, he emphasized: “Technology is the pathway for future. However, without security, it can even harm.” In the UAE all airports are using advanced technology, while ensuring safety, for passenger facilitation.
“Safety, investment in technology and educating people are the three key areas we have to focus on “
A key challenge for airports is also to consistently deliver more capacity at lower cost.
When demand and capacity get out of balance problems occur:
- Lost Revenue
- Increased Service Costs
- Poor Passenger Experience
- Missed Connections
- Reduced Public Confidence
President Practice Leader Airport Management
Doug is the founder and President of ADK International. As a founder and President of ADK Consulting & Executive Search in the USA in 2003, Doug’s company has grown to be the largest executive search firm in the airport management industry.
Doug’s 40 year aviation career is multi-faceted, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regional office in Seattle, WA, Evergreen International Airlines in McMinnville, OR, Tracor Aviation, Santa Barbara, CA and UPS Airlines in Louisville, KY. Doug was on the Executive Staff at UPS where he helped support the UPS Airline start-up team, the Airport Properties Group and the International Public Affairs / Public Relations Group. Other career highlights for Doug include: Graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, WA (Transportation Planning), Engineering Officer in the U.S. Navy, and a private pilot with multiple licenses.
Doug’s major responsibility for ADK International includes Client Relationships, Business Development, and Project Management.