Working groups

Identifying trends, developing solutions, setting standards

The basis for a comprehensive opinion-forming and intensive representation of interests is a sound professional work. In currently six working groups, committed members of the association discuss current issues and exchange experiences. The extensive knowledge results in statements and position papers.


The standards developed in this way serve as a guideline for the airport industry and as a basis for the association's public relations work.


Next dates


Sustainability, 10-12am,


Senta Barthel


January 2021

Autonomous Apron


Kevin Fischer
Program-Manager InnoAirport

+49.174.697 21 01

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Jens Reinhard


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Autonomous apron

From Baggage handling, docking of passenger boarding bridges to operating of passenger buses, tanker and snow removal  vehicles - Autonomous driving will gain importance in every area of the airport. This working group is developing concepts for the standard use of autonomous vehicles.


Kevin Fischer

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The participants in this expert working group discuss and examine solutions to make airports more energy-efficient and thus more sustainable.


Senta Barthel

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Digitalisation & Artificial Intelligence

To operate an airport IT systems, computer centres and global networking for data exchange with all parties involved in air
traffic are indispensable. In which areas can AI optimize processes at airports? For instance automatic baggage recognition became possible through the use of neural networks and high-resolution camera images. Potentially disruptive potentials for change in cloud computing, data analytics and information pooling etc. are discussed in this working group.


Jan Reh

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Marketing and Communication

Conception and planning of internal and external association communication:
exhibitions, congresses, events, PR, social media, online, print.


Jens Reinhard

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Safety and security

Ensuring the security of passengers and airport visitors in a consistent and sustainable manner has become a primary objective at airports in recent years. The participants in this working group deal with forward-looking concepts that guarantee the safety of people and infrastructure.


Harald Jentsch

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Baggage Handling

What will check-in look like in the future? How will baggage be recorded and
tracked? How do baggage handling
systems work more efficiently? These
questions and others will be discussed
in this working group.


Christoph Oftring

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