• 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

Airports Airports

  • Studio ORD to design O’Hare Global Terminal

    The City of Chicago has awarded the Studio ORD joint venture (JV) the USD160 million lead architect contract to design the USD8.5 billion Global Terminal and Global Concourse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The contract was awarded after a competitive tender under the O’Hare 21


  • Eurocontrol conference discusses how to blend AI into aviation

    How should air navigation service providers (ANSPs), airports, and airlines introduce artificial intelligence (AI) technologies into their operations to exploit the performance improvements that AI offers while not disrupting legacy operations? According to industry leaders meeting on 23 May in

Equipment Equipment

  • Cargo sector keeps its cool

    IATA certification requirements are driving development of new processes and equipment to handle time- and temperature-sensitive products The air cargo market is in a state of flux that reflects its reliance on stable global economic conditions. The International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Security Security

  • US continues to tackle PFAS

    The Trump administration may be keen to roll back environmental legislation, but several US states are moving to address the contamination associated with airport firefighting Authorities in California and five other US states are pushing forward with plans to collect data on contamination from a