Welcome Frank Flanagan
December 20, 2017 | No Comments
We would like to give a warm welcome to Frank Flanagan (piectured) who joins us from the Northern Western Regional Assembly. Many of you will have met Frank at the recent SPARA Conference in Hemavan, and Frank will be continuing Eimear’s good work on the non-aeronautical pilot projects at Knock and Donegal Airport. Frank will[...]
Rachel Forrest and Fiona Leiper, for the Economic Intelligence Unit of the University of the Highlands and Islands are carrying out an economic impact assessment of Wick John O’Groats Airport (WJOA). WJOA (pictured) is nestled in the far north of the mainland of Scotland in Caithness and Sutherland and offers business and leisure travellers a daily[...]
Jane Westbrook and Fiona Leiper attended the NPA annual event, for which the theme was Blue Growth, in The Marine Institute (pictured) in Galway in September.  The event's presentations can be accessed here.
Project partners (pictured below) from HITRANS, Trafikverket, Sundsvall-Timra Airport, Northern Western Regional Assembly, Storuman Municipality Ltd, SENSEC, Robert Gordon University and the University of the Highlands and Islands gathered at Hemavan for a conference hosted by Storuman Municipality Ltd from 13th - 16th November.    
After consultation in July 2017 DG-MOVE produced Interpretative Guidelines on Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008 – Public Service Obligations (PSO). The guidelines intend to explain the Commission’s interpretation of the criteria used in the Regulation and describe the applicable procedures to be followed. In addition replies are given throughout the text to the most frequently asked[...]
This initial response, on behalf of HITRANS Regional Transport Partnership, Highlands and Island Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd can be accessed here.
This worksheet was created by Andy Grinnall and examines the possible use of airport space which could be offered for various cultural, business, sporting and displays purposes and can be accessed here.
This workflow guidance of best practice methods for airports when communicating information through social media was created by Andy Grinnall and can be accessed here.
This model, created by Andy Grinnall, shows goals and methods of engagement at five engagement levels: Identify, Inform, Consult, Involve, Collaborate and Empower and can be accessed here.
  This model, created by Andy Grinnall, shows goals and methods of engagement at five engagement levels: Identify; Inform; Consult; Involve; Collaborate and Empower and can be accessed here.  
This report, which was written by Bloice, Lyndsay; Baxter, Graeme and Gray, David explores the social and cultural importance of remote and peripheral airports, the effects of losing a local airport on a community, and the barriers which may exclude certain members of the community from using the airport and can be accessed here.
Low Carbon Solutions
December 13, 2017 | No Comments
To support the feasibility of introducing electric taxis to Inverness Airport, HITRANS are assisting with the installation of rapid charge points at Inverness Airport and in Inverness City Centre. Inverness Taxis have been awarded a 7-year contract at Inverness Airport and are committed to lowering their carbon emissions long-term by moving to a fully electric[...]
Rapid chargers are soon to be installed at Inverness Airport and in Inverness City Centre to enable local taxi firms to feasibly add electric vehicles to their fleets and decarbonise transport to and from the airport. Inverness Taxis have been awarded a 7-year contract at Inverness Airport and are committed to lowering their carbon emissions[...]
Over the next month or two, fast chargers are to be installed at Inverness Airport, Kirkwall Airport and Stornoway Airport to enable car clubs to operate fully electric vehicles from remote and peripheral airport locations. E Car Club have already witnessed a strong interest at Inverness Airport, but are currently only able to offer 1[...]
An economic impact study began at Wick John O’Groats Airport (which is nestled in the far north of the mainland of Scotland in Caithness and Sutherland and offers unspoilt natural surroundings within small, enterprising communities) on 24th August. Questionnaires are being issued to all passengers using the airport and will capature data in these 4 areas: – Tourist[...]
   SPARA 2020 was represented by several attendees at the ATRS World Conference in Antwerp in July. ATRS is a global academic research network that was established in 1995.   SPARA 2020 participants, Jayne Westbrook of HITRANS (pictured, left) Prof Rico Merkert of the University of Sydney (pictured left, in the background),  and Basil O’Fee and[...]
             The above report can be accessed here.
Dr Graeme Baxter (pictured, left) presented  on the results of the social and cultural importance of small, remote airpots in the Northern Periphery at the above international conference which was held at the University of Aberdeen from 27-29 August. The interdisciplinary conference brought together academics from across the world where they discussed various aspects of the history,[...]
Donegal Airport is located at Carrickfinn, Kincasslagh, Co. Donegal. Carrickfinn is located on the west coast of Donegal on the Wild Atlantic Way and is within a Gaeltacht region, therefore many of the locals are fluent in the native Irish language. Donegal boasts some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery and there are many great places[...]
Through the Low Carbon Solutions work package, HITRANS will be linking with E-Car Club and HIAL to install fast chargers at airports in the HITRANS and NPA region to facilitate E-Car Club services at the airports. Assisting E-Car Club with these charge points will ensure this service is brought to the regional airports, and provide[...]