• Jamaican operator plans rooftop solar installation

    MBJ Airports Limited, operator of Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica, has issued a public tender for an engineering, procurement and construction contractor to build a 1 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation system. Bids are due by 14 June. Solar PV would enable MBJ

  • LAANC expansion continues

    More than 100 contract towers at US airports have been added in recent months to the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), which supports unmanned aircraft system (UAS) integration into the National Airspace System. The latest expansion brings to more than 600 the total

  • Sacramento picks Accipiter to monitor avian activity

    Sacramento International Airport is installing an avian radar system from Accipiter, with an expected entry into service in the summer 2019 season. Accipter was awarded a 12-month ‘radar-as-a-service’ contract to supply and install its patented 3D Total Coverage wildlife mitigation

  • Etihad ground-handling unit picks GroundStar

    Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airport Services (EAS) has ordered the modular GroundStar resource management system (RMS) from INFORM GmbH. The value of the deal was undisclosed. The GS Planning, GS Workforce Plus, and GS Real Time modules will be used by EAS – the ground-handling division of Etihad

  • INDECT aids car parking at Istanbul

    US-based INDECT Electronics and Distribution has completed what it described as the “the world’s largest camera-based parking guidance installation” at Istanbul Airport in Turkey. Installation and rollout – carried out by a team of workers from Istanbul Airport operator

  • Inter-FAB workshop shines a light on airspace fragmentation

    Academics, air navigation service providers (ANSPs), regulators, trade unions, and airspace users met at the Fragmentation in Air Traffic and its Impact on ATM Performance workshop in Budapest on 14–15 May. Faced with a forecasted 50% increase in traffic by 2040 and rising delays in the upper

Airports Airports

  • Auckland announces airfield extension

    Auckland International Airport in New Zealand is expanding its airfield into unused land near the international terminal. Earthmoving work is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks, airport officials announced on 21 May. Covering 250,000 m 2 , the project is planned for completion by 2022 to

ATC ATC

  • Eurocontrol conference discusses how to blend AI into aviation

    ATC
    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

  • Finnish team trials Runway Snowbot

    Finavia and four other Finnish companies have trialled autonomous snow removal methods and technology for application at airports that experience harsh winter conditions. The Runway Snowbot concept includes pre-programmed and optimised runway snow clearance patterns for an unmanned, autonomous

Security Security

  • US suspends flights to Venezuela

    Passenger and cargo services between the US and Venezuela have been suspended on the orders of the US federal government. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan said on 15 May that conditions in Venezuela threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, and crew, requiring
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