• Canada pioneers EoR implementation

    The Established on RNP-AR (EoR) separation standard laid down by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) was introduced for the first time in November, by Nav Canada at Calgary International Airport. EoR enables simultaneous arrivals on parallel runways, and it also facilitates quieter

  • TSA is on the right track but must do better on cargo security, says GAO

    The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has assessed progress made by the Transportation Security Administarion (TSA) in assessing and mitigating air cargo security risks. GAO investigators found that TSA inspectors consistently followed procedures, and airlines were in full compliance with

  • Brandenburg to strengthen cargo infrastructure

    The long-delayed Berlin Brandenburg International Airport is to build three new freight facilities and use a new, longer runway to boost its cargo profile, an official at operator FBB has told Jane’s . Torsten Jueling, FBB air cargo product manager, said that express freight forwarders FedEx,

  • Hybrid scanner helps to track bags

    The ECCO+ RFID/barcode scanner from the FEIG Electronics PANMOBIL mobile product line has been approved by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for airport baggage tracking. IATA Resolution 753, effective from June, demands that airlines ensure passenger bags are tracked throughout

  • Melbourne tests Smiths equipment

    Checkpoint computed tomography (CT) scanning equipment and automated lane technology from Smiths Detection is being trialled in Australia, starting with Melbourne Airport. Solutions being supplied for the trial are the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX cabin baggage screening system (which meets the ECAC EDSCB C3

  • AI exercises help with proactive disruption management

    The commercial aviation industry is improving how it recovers from disruptive events – but can it improve its predictive models? Amid ever-increasing demand, large international hubs are under constant pressure to cram more passengers and flights into finite physical infrastructure. In this

Airports Airports

  • Music City hits a high note

    Construction is set to start of a new International Arrivals Terminal (IAT) and an expanded terminal lobby at Nashville International Airport, the largest components of a six-year long project called BNA Vision with a budget in excess of USD1 billion. The lobby expansion and IAT will encompass


  • German remote control starts at Saarbrücken

    German air navigation service provider (ANSP) DFS passed a significant milestone in its remote tower programme on 4 December, when controllers in Leipzig began monitoring traffic 450 km away at Saarbrücken Airport. The first remotely controlled arrival involved a Luxair Bombardier DHC 8-400

Equipment Equipment

  • Goldhofer continues strategic development

    Ground support equipment (GSE) manufacturer Goldhofer continues to grow internationally, especially in the North American market, as it seeks a broad customer base for a range of new products and services. Airport GSE currently accounts for 40% of the overall Goldhofer business but Lothar Holder,

Security Security

  • Welsh researchers shine a light on concealed items

    Cardiff Airport in the UK is hosting trials of a new terahertz-based passenger scanner on 4–7 December 2018. The purpose of the trial is for industry, the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, the Civil Aviation Authority, and other UK government bodies (including Border