• Research trio launch XL CargoDrones innovation centre

    The University of Twente, NLR-Netherland Aerospace Centre, and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences have announced the release of a research centre on unmanned cargo aircraft (UCA). Speaking at the Amsterdam Drone Week, the three institutes announced that the XL CargoDrones innovation

  • Toronto uses Hexagon software to streamline operations

    The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is to adopt software from Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure to improve incident and work management across the 400 or so companies operating at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The GTAA will use a computer-aided dispatch system, records

  • UK and Canada conclude bilateral deal

    The UK has reached a new air services arrangement with Canada for continued flights between the two nations after the UK leaves the European Union (EU). The deal will replace the existing EU–Canada aviation agreement, and ensures that airlines operating from the UK will maintain the same

  • Dnata snaps up bd4travel

    Airport services provider dnata (Dubai National Air Transport Association) has acquired a majority stake in bd4travel (Big Data for Travel), which provides artificial intelligence-driven IT systems. The acquisition is effective immediately, with no interruption to the services offered by bd4travel.

  • Glasgow buys Rosenbauer vehicles

    Glasgow Airport in the UK has added to its fleet of aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles with three new Panther 6×6s from Austrian manufacturer Rosenbauer. The value of the deal was undisclosed. Performance characteristics of the Panther 6×6 include a 750-hp engine, a top

  • IATA calls for greater clarity on Brexit plans

    Both the European Union (EU) and the British government need to provide more details on contingency plans for Britain’s increasingly likely chaotic exit from the EU, International Air Transport Association (IATA) officials told its annual media gathering in Geneva on December 12. IATA flagged

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

  • Cobus pursues green bus sales in North America

    Cobus hopes to spark sales of battery-powered airport passenger buses in North America through development of a second vehicle model. Cobus Industries (the US subsidiary of the German manufacturer) continues to see brisk sales of its conventional apron buses in the US, and it has sold its E.COBUS

Security Security

  • Canine CCSF scheme certifies first company

    Following registration and the subsequent certification with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Cargo Screening K9 Alliance has become the first company to include a canine team in the Certified Cargo Screening Facility- Canine (CCSF-K9) programme. CCSF-K9 fulfils a requirement in