• CGH expands European footprint

    CGH Technologies continues to support the ICAO strategic objective of moving from paper-based to digital aeronautical information. The cloud-based ASSET platform from CGH supports Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) services for customers such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and

  • CSRA aids FAA on data management

    CSRA – formed in 2015 by a merger between SRA International and the public sector business of CSC – is deepening its involvement in significant Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) engineering support programmes. In October 2017, for example, the FAA awarded CSRA a 12-year, USD677

  • DHS issues new tranche of baggage x-ray research contracts

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded four research and development (R&D) contracts to improve threat detection in x-ray baggage screening. “We are addressing current, ongoing, and upcoming capability gaps with a three-pronged

  • Grayling and Walsh sound bullish on Brexit

    The UK aviation community has cause for optimism over its post-Brexit prospects, according to speakers at the Airport Operators Association (AOA) conference – but others remain more pessimistic. UK Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling and IAG CEO Willie Walsh each sounded positive

  • Rohde & Schwarz body scanner gains US certification

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has certified the QPS200 body scanner from Rohde & Schwarz. Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) certification paves the way for QPS200 units to be deployed at US airport checkpoints. Already certified by the European Civil Aviation Conference

  • EU auditors examine effectiveness of passenger rights

    The Luxembourg-based European Court of Auditors (ECA) is assessing the effectiveness of air passenger rights in European Union (EU) countries. The EU financial watchdog will determine whether the laws themselves have proved useful, are being enforced properly, and if their operation has been

Airports Airports

  • Sensors track satisfaction with toilet facilities

    Airports in the United States are collecting data on the cleanliness of their lavatories, amid broader efforts to ensure the best possible passenger experience, staff allocation, and customer service. For example, on 16 November the Houston Airport System (HAS) began implementing measures to


  • Raytheon shows common weather platform

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is upgrading the systems used to collect and display weather information at its facilities nationwide, having awarded Raytheon and Harris contracts in 2015 to develop new processing and service delivery systems worth up to USD300 million. The agency is

Equipment Equipment

  • Miyazaki PBB project nears completion

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Transportation Equipment Engineering & Service Co Ltd (MHI-TES) has almost completed a project to install five passenger boarding bridges at Miyazaki Airport in Japan. Installation work began in September, and all five PBBs will be in place by December 2017 to

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