• Aberdeen opens new international arrivals facility

    Aberdeen International Airport in the UK has opened a new international arrivals hall, 50% larger than the previous facility, as the first phase of a GBP20 million (USD26 million) upgrade. The airport has also opened a new executive lounge offering runway views, food, and drink, including whisky. A

  • Billund expands data-mining platform

    Billund Airport is to implement a passenger flow platform from BLIP Systems. The open platform, delivered by Leidos, previously covered only the security process at Billund but will now also measure passenger flow and queue and dwell time throughout the airport. The expanded system enables the

  • Hensoldt snaps up Kelvin Hughes

    Hensoldt is poised to complete its acquisition of UK-based radar manufacturer Kelvin Hughes for an undisclosed price, after announcing a share purchase agreement with the latter’s parent company ECI Partners. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017, pending anti-trust

  • Standoff detection problem attracts centimetric scanning solution

    Apstec Systems is seeking airport trials for its Human Security Radar (HSR) fully automated walkthrough scanner. The active centimetric radar device, which is the size of a large refrigerator, can scan several individuals on the move simultaneously. It is designed to deliver standoff, real-time

  • Cavotec changes hydrants to comply with new JIG standard

    Cavotec is retrofitting its fuel hydrant systems to meet the latest Joint Inspection Group (JIG) standard requiring fuelling pits to have covers that lie flat. The JIG Bulletin 90 requirement relates to the design of hydrant lids. Hydrant operators have until 31 December 2018 to ensure pit lids are

  • FAA creates UAV identification committee

    The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finally established a new Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) to help it create standards for remotely identifying and tracking unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). UAS-ID ARC members are drawn from the UAV industry, civil aviation organisations,

Airports Airports

  • Bechtel aids London City expansion

    London City Airport has named Bechtel as the main delivery partner for its GBP370 million (USD485 million) City Airport Development Programme (CADP), work on which is scheduled to begin in late 2017. Bechtel will support terminal expansion at London City, the addition of seven new aircraft stands,

ATC ATC

  • Dublin gains new tower training simulator

    ATC
    Entry Point North Ireland has opened a new air traffic control (ATC) tower simulator at its academy in the Dublin ATC centre. The simulator will be the platform for future aerodrome training for Irish controllers based at Dublin, especially given the plan to open a new runway in 2020. The core

Equipment Equipment

  • Seattle enlists robot helper

    Seattle-Tacoma on 11 July became the latest international airport to trial robot technology for customer service in the terminal. A robot augments the work of Transportation Security Administration staff at Seattle by displaying and broadcasting information to help passengers move more smoothly

Security Security

  • City police assume more responsibility at Chicago

    The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) issued a report on 12 July 2017 analysing security protocols and training at O'Hare and Midway airports, as it seeks to draw a line under the highly publicised ejection of a United Airlines passenger from a flight at O'Hare on 9 April. The report
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