• EBRD prepares loan for Belgrade

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) plans to lend EUR100 million (USD116.8) to Vinci Airports Serbia (a subsidiary of Vinci Airports) as the concessionaire operating Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. The loan will pay for major upgrades, including terminal refurbishment and

  • EIB plans Riga financing

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) is preparing to lend EUR70 million (USD81.8 million) to the operator of Riga International Airport in Latvia, to help finance improvements and capacity expansions scheduled for 2018–23. The planned loan for Starptautiska Lidosta Riga VAS will help the

  • Latest SVIP contracts address wayfinding and passenger processing

    The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) has awarded more contracts under its Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP). Kiana Analytics Inc is enhancing counting and measuring capabilities for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at airports and other

  • San Francisco T1 embraces Safedock and SAM

    San Francisco International Airport in the United States is implementing gate optimisation and surface management safety solutions from ADB SAFEGATE, as part of a redevelopment programme for Terminal 1 (T1). Work began in mid-2018 on equipping more than 40 boarding gates (some of them new) with the

  • Sindhudurg to open in December, says Indian aviation ministry

    The project to open Sindhudurg Airport in December 2018 passed a milestone on 12 September with the arrival of a familiarisation flight from Mumbai. Navaids such as an instrument landing system (ILS) have yet to be installed. The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation noted that the coastal airport,

  • Clariant reorganises amid SABIC deal

    SABIC is to complete the purchase of a 24.99% stake in speciality chemicals company Clariant, having obtained all approvals from competition regulators. The deal will close “in the next days”, Clariant announced on 18 September. SABIC will become the second-largest stakeholder in

Airports Airports


  • On your marks: nominations open for Jane’s ATC Awards 2019

    Key Points Send in your nomination by 10 December 2018 Winners will be announced on 12 March 2019 during World ATM Congress in Madrid Jane’s is proud to announce that it will again hold its industry-leading ATC Awards ceremony on the first day of World ATM Congress in 2019. Held annually

Equipment Equipment

  • NAPHUBS offers peace and quiet

    Hefei-based TEYI Technology Co Ltd unveiled its NAPHUBS sleeping pod at inter airport China 2018 on 5–7 September. “We have started co-operation with Dalian [Zhoushuizi], Hefei [Xinqiao], and Xining [Caojiabao] airports and China West Airport Group to supply the product,” TEYI

Security Security

  • AI extends to bird deterrence

    Engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that enables an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to herd birds away from airspace around an airport. After testing the algorithm on a flock of birds near a field in South Korea, the