• ERA starts Saudi ADS-B rollout

    ERA has begun work with a local subcontractor to install its NEO system for nationwide ADS-B coverage in Saudi Arabia, under a contract signed with Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) in April. The 18-month Kingdom Wide ADS-B and Afif WAM project also includes wide area multilateration (WAM)

  • Insufficient oversight casts shadow over TSA behavioural detection

    There is no specific mechanism in place to check whether Transportation Security Administration (TSA) behavioural screening staff are unlawfully profiling passengers, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has warned. The TSA and its parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security, do

  • Mobile app accelerates equipment fault logging

    IT support provider ESP Global Services has launched a mobile app for fast fault reporting and rapid deployment of engineers to repair self-service kiosks and other terminal equipment. The ESP Self-Service app will be deployed in a pilot scheme at UK hub Heathrow in the coming weeks, and a

  • Space-based ADS-B brings North Atlantic benefits

    Early results show the Aireon programme is proving its worth First results from the new Aireon space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) services using 66 orbiting transponders reveal significant gains in fuel efficiency and environmental impact for airspace users. Air

  • United shifts to new-look LaGuardia Terminal B

    United Airlines moved its New York LaGuardia operations to the new Terminal B concourse and opened a new lounge on 2 June. Five new gates enable United to operate about 40 flights a day in the new eastern concourse of Terminal B at LaGuardia, which is undergoing a USD8 billion overhaul. Sixteen of

  • Vienna trials flywheel energy storage for fast electric charging

    Austrian utilities company Wien Energie is working with Vienna Airport to test the first electric charging station to apply flywheel energy storage technology. Trials at the new charging station in the short-term arrivals car park are scheduled to finish at the end of this year. The system was

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