• BNDES grants loan for Belo Horizonte operator

    The Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) on 19 June approved a 17-year loan of BRL508 million (USD135 million) to BH Airport, the concessionaire at Tancredo Neves/Confins International Airport in Belo Horizonte. BNDES took four years to assess the loan request from BH

  • Heathrow vote looms as Airbus sounds Brexit warning

    The UK government is likely to win a crucial vote in the House of Commons on 25 June that would give parliamentary approval for a third runway at Heathrow Airport – although continued vocal opposition, possible legal challenges, and a ministerial resignation leave room for doubt. Meanwhile,

  • Munich works with ACI to offer training at cyber hub

    FMG has become the first airport operator to offer a suite of cyber security courses accredited by Airports Council International (ACI), with training in its Information Security Hub (ISH) at the Airport Academy in Munich Airport. Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ACI, announced on 18

  • Swissport explores the potential of blockchain

    Swissport International AG has signed letters of intent with two start-up companies, to explore the potential of blockchain technology for airport ground handling. Swissport and Winding Tree, a blockchain-based travel distribution platform, will explore the potential of distributing existing travel

  • Aalborg uses Cat III ILS

    Aalborg Airport has put a Cat III ILS from Indra Navia into operation. The airport is equipped with a NORMARC 7000 ILS and Distance Measuring Equipment (DME), following an upgrade for Danish air navigation service provider Naviair. Aalborg is the third-largest airport in Denmark by passenger

  • FAA and EASA modify deal

    The joint US-European Bilateral Oversight Board (BOB) has amended the Agreement on Cooperation in the Regulation of Civil Aviation Safety, which governs validation of aircraft and aircraft components. Addressing the 2018 FAA-EASA International Aviation Safety Conference in Washington DC, Acting FAA

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  • EIB plans loan for Venice expansion

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) intends to lend EUR150 million (USD174 million) to SAVE Spa, the operator of Venice Marco Polo International Airport, to help fund a EUR478 expansion programme. EIB support will help SAVE expand and improve its terminal and airside facilities to cope with forecast


  • Navtech and Dallmeier combine for airfield surveillance

    Navtech Radar launched a new airport surveillance solution at the British-Irish Airports Expo in London on 12-13 June, in partnership with camera specialist Dallmeier. The AdvanceGuard high-definition millimetre wave radar from Navtech is integrated with the Panomera multifocal sensor system from

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  • ARTS 1 goes to Guangzhou

    Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport has selected a version of the Goldhofer ARTS 1 system, for use in aircraft recovery as well as daily airport logistics. The ARTS 1 version for Guangzhou is an autonomous self-propelled module that can operate with a range of aircraft, from an A320 to a B-747

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