• FAA presses on with Denver metroplex project

    The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to publish a Draft Environment Assessment for introduction of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) and Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) in Denver metroplex airspace in early 2018. The FAA will then invite public comments on the proposals, which it

  • PAL plans extra Manila terminal

    Philippine Airlines (PAL) intends to build a new USD400 million passenger terminal beside its existing hub in Terminal 2 (T2) at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), to expand capacity and improve passenger convenience. The 89,000 m2 new terminal would cater for 12–15 million

  • Zürich seeks LED supplier

    Flughafen Zürich AG Airfield Maintenance has issued a tender for LED airfield lighting. The deadline for bids is 26 January 2018, as the Swiss airport aims to make the transition from halogen airfield ground lighting to LED technology. A renewable contract will run from 1 May 2018 to 20

  • German government to fund special Berlin terminal

    A terminal for handling heads of state, VIPs, and other high-level government officials will be built at Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Construction of the special facility, including “complex cable routing measures”, will take place in 2020–21, according to a joint statement from

  • Multifunctional surveillance system broadens the security search comb

    Chinese video surveillance company Dahua has launched a unified security system combining multifunctional high-definition (HD) surveillance cameras with deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI). The Dahua Airport Solution system includes vehicle, passenger and perimeter security –

  • Vancouver uses adaptive apron lighting

    Musco Lighting has completed installation of new LED airfield lighting technology at Vancouver International Airport. The airport is the first in North America to include adaptive dimming (based on gate usage) in its apron lighting. New LED fixtures were retrofitted into the existing lighting

Airports Airports

  • Regional tensions hit Korean retail operator

    South Korea-based Lotte Duty Free, which has stores in six airports, is feeling the effects of the ongoing North Korean nuclear crisis and a row between China and South Korea over deployment of a US-supplied missile defence system. China has introduced restrictions on South Korean imports and


  • Nominations open for Jane’s ATC Awards 2018

    Jane’s invites readers to submit nominations for the next edition of our ATC Awards, held each year since 2001. At a time of increasing air traffic, it is more important than ever to highlight work to improve safety, capacity, efficiency, and environmental performance – so we are

Equipment Equipment

  • Arlanda to receive EBS

    Swedavia has awarded BEUMER Group a contract to install an Early Baggage Storage (EBS) system at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The value of the deal is undisclosed. The modular, rack-based CrisStore EBS will be integrated into Terminal 5 (T5) at Arlanda, without interrupting ongoing baggage-handling

Security Security

  • App aims to reduce radiation false alarms in cargo

    Researchers from 20 countries have worked with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to develop a mobile app for cargo screening operations. The Tool for Radiation Alarm and Commodity Evaluation (TRACE) app aims to distinguish between alarms due to harmless amounts of naturally occurring