• JV runs non-aeronautical activities in two Chongqing terminals

    A joint venture (JV) between Changi Airport Group (CAG) and Chongqing Airport Group has begun commercial operations at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. The JV “manages the non-aviation businesses including shopping, catering, and advertising in Terminal 2 and 3” at Chongqing

  • Long-haul traffic helps Munich to motor

    Passenger traffic at Munich Airport reached an all-time high of 46.3 million in 2018, marking a 3.8% increase with a record load factor of 77.5%. Traffic on long-haul flights rose by about 7%, slightly faster than European routes (5%). Domestic traffic decreased by 1%. Aircraft movements grew by

  • Popular UK routes drive Prague traffic

    Václav Havel Airport in Prague processed 16.8 million passengers in 2018, marking a new annual record and a 9% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements grew by 4.9% to 155,530 takeoffs and landings. Three new airlines launched services from the Czech airport in 2018, and seven new

  • Aena sets traffic record for third year running

    Aena Aeropuertos posted a new passenger traffic record for the third consecutive year in 2018, with a 5.8% rise to 263.7 million. Announcing the figures on 14 January, Aena said overall aircraft movements were also up by 5.8% to 2.3 million, while cargo shipments grew by almost 10% to 1.01 million

  • Barrett 4050 HF transceiver obtains US green light for civil aviation

    Barrett Communications has received product authorisation from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its 4050 HF software-defined radio transceiver. The FCC deemed that the 4050 HF complies with Rule 87 – Aviation. FCC regulations are not only applied to civil aviation

  • CEIV Pharma arrives in Abu Dhabi

    Cargo-handler Etihad Airport Services and freight airline Etihad Cargo are the first organisations in the Middle East to obtain the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification from IATA, covering their operations at Abu Dhabi International

Airports Airports

  • Schönefeld opens Neptunus temporary terminal

    Passengers at Schönefeld are using a temporary terminal building while the Berlin airport implements a two-year renovation programme. The temporary terminal, including Neptunus modular systems (Evolution III and Flex2Home) opened in December 2018 with capacity for up to 1,200 passengers per


  • Aireon shifts attention to next stage after final payload launch

    The Aireon system reached full deployment after the final launch of Iridium NEXT satellites on 11 January, when a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with 10 ADS-B payloads lifted off successfully from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California. All 81 NEXT satellites include the Aireon ADS-B payload; 75 of these

Equipment Equipment

  • Smart signage arrives in Istanbul

    Samsung Electronics has installed its smart signage at Istanbul Airport, under contract from Media Port Istanbul. Almost 700 Samsung smart LCD and LED units, including LED displays covering a total area of 1,012 m 2 , are in place in the Turkish hub. The installation was successfully completed in

Security Security

  • Industry giants focus on ground safety

    Improving pilot situational awareness is a long-held priority to reduce the number of surface accidents Honeywell Aerospace, Boeing, and Airbus are conducting research and development to improve surface safety at airports, and they may soon bring new products to market. Runway safety has improved