• Atkins wins Heathrow IDT support work

    SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins, reports it has been awarded a set of contracts to support sustainable expansion at the UK hub, Heathrow. The five contracts cover airport connectivity; energy and utilities; water, including drainage and flood prevention; land use and development zones; and construction

  • PNR cost and technical issues linger for airlines

    Key Points As national implementation of the EU PNR directive crawls to a conclusion, other technical challenges and cost implications are coming into focus for stakeholders However, airports eye benefits from access to certain categories of PNR data, such as passenger status or nationality A

  • Poland seeks GBAS provider for Kraków

    The Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA), is seeking offers from industry to design, deliver equipment, and commission a ground-based augmentation system (GBAS) at John Paul II Kraków-Balice International Airport. The deadline for bids is 14 May. The planned Category I GBAS solution

  • Carlyle and Schneider form smart infrastructure JV

    Automation systems specialist Schneider Electric and investment firm Carlyle Group are extending their partnership to cover new airport infrastructure projects. A joint venture (JV) called AlphaStruxure will focus on development of smarter infrastructure projects and more reliable distributed

  • GSE users adopt Lithium SAFEFlex

    Green Cubes Technology has announced its first large-scale commercial sale of its Lithium SAFEFlex battery system to the airport ground support equipment (GSE) market. The Green Cubes batteries will power selected belt loaders, baggage tractors, and container loaders at four unnamed US airports in

  • ICAO welcomes Dominica

    The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) now has 193 members, after the Caribbean island of Dominica officially joined the UN agency on 13 April. ICAO President Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu said that Dominican membership will help realise the objectives of the UN Agenda 2030 for sustainable

Airports Airports

  • Airlines complete pivot in Istanbul

    Atatürk is now shut after 66 years, as all airlines shifted operations to the newer Istanbul Airport All airlines at Istanbul Atatürk completed the transfer of operations to the new Istanbul Airport on 5–6 April, in what Istanbul Airport operator iGA described as “the biggest


  • Harris Orthogon adds demand-capacity balancing tool

    Harris Orthogon has expanded its range of airport solutions with a demand-capacity balancing tool, which was exhibited for the first time at World ATM Congress 2019. Developed in partnership with NATS, the decision-support tool went into operation at London Heathrow in late 2018. Orthogon and NATS

Equipment Equipment

  • PTE 2019: Collins Aerospace broadens biometric portfolio

    Collins Aerospace has supplied its new SelfPass biometric passenger processing system for trials in Ireland (Dublin Airport), the UK (Bristol Airport), and the US (with airline JetBlue at New York JFK Terminal 5). “We won’t do the actual biometric facial matching service,”

Security Security

  • Heathrow trials digital ID with a difference

    An ongoing trial at Heathrow Airport is highlighting the benefits that digital identity can bring to passenger convenience and airport operational efficiency, according to London-based technology developer YOTI. The trial creates a digital identity before travelling. “We’ve proven that