• Hive-IQ developer eyes aviation cyber uses

    A start-up company based in Maryland is offering its Hive-IQ cloud-based threat analysis and collaboration tool to airports, to supplement ongoing cyber-security work for the US Department of Defense (DoD). TeamWorx Security was founded in October 2016 and currently employs four people, according

  • BBA buys US aviation fuel services supplier

    BBA Aviation is to acquire EPIC Fuels and its related businesses, DBA Epic Fuels and QTpod, pending government and regulatory approvals. The value of the deal, announced by BBA on 23 May, is USD88.1 million in cash. BBA added that it expects EPIC Fuels to continue operating independently

  • Dallmeier seeks to push into US

    Germany-based Dallmeier is targeting airport customers in the United States for its IP-based Panomera multifocal sensor system, which is designed to provide wide-area video surveillance. Dallmeier video management, digital matrix, and recording products are already in use at 68 casinos in the

  • Gatwick trials end-to-end biometrics

    Gatwick Airport has launched what it describes as “the UK’s first trial of end-to-end biometrics” to accelerate passenger processing, in which data collected from self-service bag drop machines are read by new automated self-boarding gates. Low-cost carrier easyJet is partnering

  • San Antonio takes care of monkey business

    A male rhesus macaque called Dawkins escaped from its cage at San Antonio International on 21 May and was on the loose for two hours, before airport police and local zoo officials cornered and recaptured him near Terminal B baggage reclaim. Airport officials insisted that the general public was not

  • Warsaw workshop shines a light on ATM volatility

    About 130 academics and European air transport industry insiders assembled in Poland on 15–16 May to discuss the impact of air traffic volatility on air traffic management (ATM) performance. A workshop in Warsaw, co-organised by the Baltic Functional Airspace Block (FAB), FAB Europe Central

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  • Wind power meets 10% of Royal Schiphol Group energy needs

    Royal Schiphol Group, green energy supplier Eneco, and the Dutch municipality of Vianen have opened a new wind farm capable of supplying 10% of total energy needs at Schiphol, Lelystad, Eindhoven, and Rotterdam the Hague airports. The Vianen windfarm includes three turbines, two of which will


  • Blended civil/military ATM makes progress in Australia

    The OneSKY modernisation programme breaks new ground on many levels Airservices Australia and the Department of Defence came together to procure the OneSKY Civil–Military Air Traffic Management System (CMATS) in February 2018, in partnership with French defence electronics specialist Thales.

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  • High-visibility system augments surface safety

    US start-up AirEL is providing illuminated and thermal identification for emergency response and ground support vehicles at airports, enhancing overall safety and security. The AirEL Illuminated Thermal Identification System is designed to improve the ability of tower controllers, ground handlers,

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  • Narita holds CT auditions

    Checkpoint computed tomography (CT) systems have been trialled at Tokyo Narita, as Japanese aviation officials prepare for a spike in traffic surrounding the 2020 Olympic Games. A single ConneCT machine underwent two weeks of live operational tests. “Data from these airport trials is