• AAI intends to cut out single-use plastics

    The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is banning the use of single-use plastic items at its airports and the Quality Council of India has declared that 16 of them (including Kolkata) have already implemented measures to do so. Steps to eliminate single-use plastics in passenger terminals include

  • Big Brother watches bags in Manila

    The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has installed CCTV monitors near the baggage reclaim carousels in all four terminals at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The PHP2.12 million (USD40,420) project was completed on 31 December 2018. Passengers waiting to pick up their bags

  • Hyderabad adds stands

    Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad has commissioned 26 new aircraft parking stands towards the east of the passenger terminal: 22 stands for narrowbody aircraft (B-737 or A320) and four for general aviation or business jets. With the addition of these stands, the Indian airport

  • Smartphone app aids blind travellers

    The Aira Airport Network for blind or vision-impaired passengers is expanding with the addition of five new airports. Four of these are in the US (international airports serving Columbus, Milwaukee, San Diego, and Tucson) and the other is Wellington International Airport in New Zealand. On 3

  • TSA rescinds EgyptAir cargo ban

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on 16 January lifted a ban on US-bound cargo services by EgyptAir. Amid widespread international concern over security standards at Cairo International Airport, cargo on direct flights from Egypt to the US was prohibited in late 2015, following the

  • China approves major greenfield logistics project

    The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has approved construction of a new greenfield logistics hub for SF Airlines. Planners intend Ezhou Airport (also called SF International Airport) to become one of the largest air cargo hubs in Asia. Phased development would cater for up

Airports Airports

  • Mace to build Stansted arrivals terminal

    Manchester Airports Group has appointed Mace as the main contractor for construction of the new GBP150 million (USD193 million) arrivals terminal at Stansted Airport. Work on the 39,000 m2 building is due to begin in the first quarter of 2019, for completion in late 2020. The contract is the most


  • UAV collision warning system passes flight tests

    Hensoldt announced on 16 January that flight tests of its collision avoidance radar system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been successful. The detect-and-avoid system is designed to provide early warning of any object in the flight path of a UAV, while also covering the standard functions

Equipment Equipment

  • Triel enhances Scania ARFF vehicles for Brazil

    Brazilian specialty vehicle manufacturer Triel-HT has adapted more than 120 Scania aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles with a fully automatic Allison 4000 Series transmission. The vehicles have been delivered for use at more than 70 airports and military airbases throughout Brazil,

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