• PTE 2018: Alstef prepares for latest Standard 3 project in Paris

    Alstef is to begin installation in mid-2018 of a baggage-handling system (BHS) with inline Standard 3 explosives detection system in Terminal 1 (T1) at Paris Charles de Gaulle. Work is scheduled for completion by January 2021, when all terminals at the airport will be Standard 3-compliant. The

  • PTE 2018: BEUMER unveils Ultimate BHS

    BEUMER Group used Passenger Terminal Expo in Stockholm to unveil its Ultimate Baggage Handling System (BHS) vision, which replaces the traditional ‘push’ method with a ‘pull’ system. Ultimate BHS includes self-service kiosks to allow arriving passengers to reclaim bags on

  • PTE 2018: SITA provides operations management system for Florianópolis

    Florianópolis-Hercílio Luz International Airport in Brazil is to receive the Airport Management Solution (AMS) from SITA, as airport concessionaire Flughafen Zürich seeks to optimise operations while doubling annual passenger capacity at the airport. The integrated AMS will include a

  • GH Italia signs major GSE leasing deal

    Ground support equipment (GSE) leasing specialist TCR has signed a full-service rental deal with GH Italia, the largest privately owned ground-handling company in Italy. The contract, which includes the supply of more than 200 GSE items for GH Italia in Bologna, Naples, and Venice airports, is

  • Leonardo wins Australia weather radar deal

    The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has ordered METEOR C- and S-band weather radars from Selex ES GmbH, the German subsidiary of Leonardo, after a competitive tender. The METEOR radars will be delivered and installed in the next four years, under a sole-supplier framework contract that can be

  • UAE completes first phase of SWIM Gateway

    UK-based Snowflake Software reports seamless Phase I installation of its Laminar Data Platform for the SWIM Gateway in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in the Research and Dataset System (RDS) environment at the Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre. The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)

Airports Airports

  • UK to push for associate EASA membership post-Brexit

    Prime Minister Theresa May has signalled that the UK government wishes to obtain associate membership of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) after the country leaves the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019. Speaking in London on 2 March 2018, she said that the United Kingdom would “of


  • Tunisia signs up for AEFMP

    Tunisia has joined the multinational AEFMP initiative to harmonise en route air navigation services, after signing an agreement on 8 March during World ATM Congress in Madrid. Other AEFMP members are Algeria, France, Morocco, Portugal, and Spain. The initiative supports technical and operational

Equipment Equipment

  • PTE 2018: Siemens showcases tray inspection system

    Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) exhibited its SmartTray system during Passenger Terminal Expo in Stockholm on 20–22 March. SmartTray inspects tray systems “and provides the ideal basis for predictive and preventive maintenance”, according to SPPAL, as one

Security Security

  • TSA reveals record weekly firearms haul

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on 20 February announced a new weekly record for firearms detected at airport security checkpoints in the United States. A total of 104 guns (87 of them loaded, and 38 of those with a round in the chamber) were found between 5–11 February. The