• O’Hare kicks off T5 upgrade

    Chicago O’Hare International Airport has started construction on a USD1.2 billion expansion and modernisation of Terminal 5 (T5), which mainly serves international flights. The project is one component of USD8.5 billion O’Hare 21 capital improvement programme at the airport. The T5

  • PTE 2019: BuroHappold launches solution for faster design planning

    BuroHappold unveiled its Airport Performance Analytics toolset at the 2019 Passenger Terminal Expo (PTE) in London on 26–28 March. Running on the BuroHappold Analytics + Insight engine, Airport Performance Analytics reduces the time needed to simulate and test design options for newbuild and

  • PTE 2019: Cubes fit into Desko portfolio

    Desko exhibited its Cube family of multifunctional document scanners for integration in space-limited self-service environments such as kiosks, counters, or e-gates. Two variations were showcased at the 2019 Passenger Terminal Expo (PTE) in London on 26–28 March: the Cube, which is designed

  • PTE 2019: MAG picks SITA to upgrade check-in and baggage systems

    Manchester Airports Group (MAG) in the UK will implement self-service and baggage management technology from SITA at all three of its airports: East Midlands, Manchester, and Stansted. After a competitive tender, SITA was awarded a five-year framework agreement to provide new check-in, self-bag

  • PTE 2019: Self-service kiosk improves reporting of baggage problems

    Denmark-based AirportSolutions.dk has upgraded its self-service baggage kiosk to improve the speed and efficiency of reporting delayed or damaged bags. With access to SITA WorldTracer, the new-look kiosk delivers real-time updates about baggage forwarding and pre-report messaging directly to the

  • PTE 2019: ST Electronics builds CDM solution

    The Electronics division of ST Engineering in Singapore has launched a collaborative decision-making (CDM) tool called SERIS Airport Analytics, powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. SERIS Airport Analytics is designed to deliver a unified view of airport operations and the

Airports Airports

  • Healthy state: Israel rides a traffic boom

    Expansion and development programmes reflect a strong and confident airport sector The Israeli air transport sector is riding high, with record traffic at main gateway Ben Gurion International Airport accompanied by the opening of the first greenfield airport in the country in January. The


  • Hololei urges action on capacity crisis and SESAR delivery

    The aviation industry must deliver a more credible response to the challenges confronting it, the European Commission’s Transport Commissioner Henrik Hololei said on 12 March in his keynote conference address at the 2019 World ATM Congress. “Last year was a stark reminder of the rising

Equipment Equipment

Security Security

  • Blast protection system avoids risk of glass debris

    UK-based Pure Vista has developed a frameless balustrade system for glass panels that essentially remain in place, whether they are hit by bullets or blast waves. Director Adam Oakes said that Pure Vista products have been earmarked for potential use in the refurbishment of Heathrow Terminal 4, and