• Australia boosts insider threat checks

    The Australian government has unveiled tighter security screening for airport workers, including baggage-handlers, aircraft engineers, and caterers. “Airport workers, together with their vehicles and belongings, will be randomly selected for explosives trace detection testing and other

  • Rohde & Schwarz optimises body scanner for checkpoint duties

    Rohde & Schwarz displayed the newest variant of its R&S QPS-series body scanner at the UK Security Expo in late November. The R&S QPS 201 is optimised for space-constrained checkpoints, with a greatly reduced width compared with the QPS 200. Market launch of the QPS 201 is planned for

  • Time for TAM draws closer but standards stay absent

    Airports and their commercial, service, and regulatory partners are moving towards a collaborative total airport management (TAM) model, although there are no plans to draft a formal global blueprint on how to achieve this. An International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) official confirmed this

  • Tourism motivates latest Chinese openings

    Operations are underway at three airports that are expected to carry significant levels of tourist traffic in China. Songyuan Chaganhu Airport serves a city in a declining industrial region in northeast China. It is 27 km from Chagan Lake Nature Reserve, which tourists visit to watch ice fishermen

  • GANIS speakers urge airfield planners to keep up with changing tech landscape

    Boeing believes that more airports will be able to welcome the largest airliners from 2020, as the aircraft manufacturer is confident it will roll out large Code F aircraft with folding wingtips by then. “It’s going to be certified. It’s unlikely that a wingtip will not

  • Heathrow reaches milestone in vehicle electrification programme

    Heathrow has received its 50th electric vehicle, as the UK hub pursues the objective of operating a fully electric or plug-in hybrid fleet of cars and small vans by 2020. The 50 electric vehicles delivered to date reduce overall fleet emissions by 165 tonnes of CO 2 per year, according to airport

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  • London City installs artificial turf in jet blast area

    London City has become the first airport in Europe to install artificial turf in the jet blast area of a runway and taxiway. Denmark-based Evergreen Aviation installed its Aviation Grade Artificial Turf (AGAT) on 400 m 2 area around the runway and Taxiway M at London City. The firm claims that AGAT


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  • Indian GSE manufacturer targets Europe 

     Transtec Overseas, a manufacturer of cargo-handling and ground support equipment (GSE) based in Mumbai, is trying to break into the European market after exhibiting at the 2017 inter airport Europe trade show in Munich.   Transtec Overseas originally came to prominence as a

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