News 2017


Making it all add up - International Standards for quantities and units are under revision

When is a kilogram a kilogram? How do you accurately measure the spectrum of light? How do you correctly measure in thermodynamics? Consistency in quantities and units is essential for accurate measurements , and can only be achieved if everyone using them is using the same language. The ISO/IEC 80000 series of standards does just that, and it is currently under revision.

New committee on organizational governance

How transparent is an organization? Where is it headed? How is it managed? These are all questions that relate to governance, the system by which an organization is directed, controlled and held accountable to achieve its core purpose on the long term. A new ISO committee will help meet these goals by developing standards on organizational governance.

ISOfocus flies high in the latest issue on aviation

Flying is more popular than it has ever been. Once seen as a luxury that only a privileged few could afford, air travel has become a genuine form of mass transport over the past few decades.

The future of airports

Development of airport infrastructure has lagged behind travel growth. Traffic at some major airports is already exceeding planned capacity while other airports are starting to experience congestion. With airport infrastructure under massive pressure, preparation is crucial. To understand what this means, we reached out to several people across the industry. Hereʼs what they had to say.

How technology is shaping our skies

From fly-by-wire to supersonic and hypersonic, technology is heralding a new
age of air travel. And with the number of air passengers set to rocket over the coming decades, how are aircraft shaping up to meet the challenges of the 21st century ?

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