• Eurocontrol reduces carbon footprint

    Eurocontrol plans to save up to EUR150,000 (USD173,700) annually in energy costs at its Brussels headquarters and flight management centre by using a new cooling system supplied by ENGIE. Honeywell provided the refrigerant for the cooling system, which is oil-free and non-ozone-depleting. The

  • HACTL adds solar power

    Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (HACTL) has installed 1,300 m 2 of solar panels on the roof of its SuperTerminal 1 facility in Hong Kong. The installation will feature 518 panels with the capacity to generate up to 160 kWp into the power grid. The system is being designed, installed, and

  • Poland envisages remote tower for Lodz

    The Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) is inviting proposals from industry to meet its plans for a remote virtual tower (RVT) with integrated controller working position (iCWP) at Lodz Wladyslaw Reymont Airport. With the RVT, controllers will not only be able to provide improved air

  • Schiphol prepares 5G mobile network

    Royal Schiphol Group is teaming up with mobile operators KPN, T-Mobile, and VodafoneZiggo to develop a 5G-ready indoor mobile network at Schiphol Airport. The new network of more than 30 antenna installations will be completed by 2020 in all arrival and departure halls, lounges, piers, the railway

  • AeroMag orders Elephants

    Vestergaard Company has received an order for 19 Elephant BETA Flex-liner deicers from AeroMag. The BETA units, to be delivered in the coming weeks, will assist AeroMag in upgrading the elderly fleet of United deicing vehicles at Denver and Newark Liberty international airports. Elephant BETA

  • BETA displays new refueller

    BETA Fueling Systems unveiled its new 5,000-gallon capacity refueller during the International Airport Ground Support Expo in Las Vegas on 2–4 October. The refueller has an aluminium frame, with tanks available in aluminium or stainless steel or a combination of the two. The side modules are

Airports Airports

ATC ATC

  • Small UAV detection finds a mobile home

    ATC
    Raytheon exhibited a mobile version of its Ground Based Detect And Avoid (GBDAA) capability, developed to provide unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators with a real-time display of civil aircraft, at the ATCA annual convention in Washington, DC, in early October. Jack McAuley, Raytheon IIS

Equipment Equipment

  • Winnipeg to test robot Snow Mauler

    Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport in Canada is to host trials of a robotic snowplough in early 2019. This will be the first trial of an autonomous snow clearance vehicle at a North American airport. A partnership between Northstar Robotics Inc, Airport Technologies Inc

Security Security

  • Nuanced approaches combat the call of the wild

    Airport operators have multiple tools and methods at their disposal to reduce the risk of bird strikes and wildlife intrusions Bird strikes and other encounters between aircraft and wildlife are a perennial danger to aviation safety, accounting for about 3.6% of all aviation accidents in 2017
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