• Capacity issues remain unresolved, warns IATA

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has expressed renewed concern over the gap between existing infrastructure and future air travel demand, calling on governments to make greater investments and for better co-ordinated slot allocations. IATA expects nearly all of the top 100

  • IATA has high hopes for UASs

    Delegates at the IATA Global Media Day on 5 December heard how airlines expect unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) to play a significant role in aviation in the near-term and long-term future, ranging from small hobby drones to converted unmanned large passenger aircraft. To support this growth, IATA

  • Platov warms up for kick-off in 2018

    A programme of test flights has been completed at the new Platov International Airport in Rostov-on-Don, southern Russia, paving the way for all airline services to switch from the existing airport, which will shut down on 1 March 2018. Azimuth – the newest carrier in Russia – has

  • Construction starts on Daxing-Beijing high-speed rail line

    Work is underway on a fast rail link between Beijing and the new airport taking shape in Daxing, south of the Chinese capital. The 41.36 km line is being built by state-owned Beijing Urban Construction Group, which plans to open it in time for the launch of the airport in 2019. The line will carry

  • Hainan makes first ever China-US flight with sustainable fuel blend

    Hainan Airlines has operated a scheduled flight from Beijing to Chicago using a blend of kerosene and 15% waste cooking oil collected from restaurants, in the first intercontinental passenger flight from China with sustainable fuel. The B-787-8 arrived safely at Chicago O’Hare International

  • Hyderabad leads the way in India with recycling crushers

    Rajiv Gandhi International in Hyderabad has become the first Indian airport to install waste recycling machines. Airport operator GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd stated that the machines crushed plastic bottles, steel and aluminium cans, and plastic bags. India-based recycler Wild West

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  • ACI to launch APEX programme for green terminals

    Airports Council International (ACI) is to launch a pilot programme early in 2018 to boost environmental good practice in airport management. During her keynote speech on 29 November at the ICAO Seminar on Green Airports in Montréal, ACI World director general Angela Gittens said the rollout


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  • Thales buys Aveillant

    Thales announced on 28 November that it has completed the acquisition of UK-based Aveillant for an undisclosed sum. Aveillant is known for its holographic radar technology. The modular Theia range uses a stationary planar array. Unlike conventional rotating airport radar, its transmitter

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