• Austin-Bergstrom puts robot barista to work

    Austin-Bergstrom International on 17 July became the first airport in the world to offer passengers coffee made by a robot. The app-based system from local company Briggo includes a fully automated barista, partially visible behind a panel on the left-hand side of the 40 ft 2 Coffee Haus unit.

  • Nukus expands as Uzbekistan aims to overhaul security

    A new passenger terminal opened on 11 July at Nukus International Airport in Uzbekistan, funded by Uzbekistan Airways. The terminal is designed to process up to 400 passengers per hour. Modern equipment includes baggage scanners from L3 Security & Detection Systems. Meanwhile, the Uzbek

  • Spanish traffic surges

    Passenger traffic at the 46 airports operated by Aena Aeropuertos in Spain reached 121.06 million in the first half of 2018, marking a 6.8% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements and air cargo tonnage rose by 6.1% and 13.3%, respectively. The fastest growth in passenger traffic came at Seville

  • Farnborough 2018: Canadian team researches ground-based detect-and-avoid solution

    Canadian National Research Council (NRC) researchers are working with Seamatica Aerospace and Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) to test a mobile, ground-based, detect-and-avoid radar system for commercially operated unmanned aerial systems (UASs). A Twin Otter research aircraft from the NRC will be flown

  • Farnborough 2018: Emirates hits the target on IATA 753 at Dubai

    Emirates has confirmed full compliance with IATA Resolution 753 at its hub airport, Dubai International, after working with ground-handler dnata and Dubai Airports to ensure end-to-end bag tracking. Emirates processed 35 million bags at Dubai International Airport in 2017. To meet the demands of

  • Farnborough 2018: L3 includes aviation security business in new division

    L3 Technologies has rebranded its commercial businesses into a new division in its Electronic Systems segment, citing “increasing customer demand for a more integrated solution”. L3 Commercial Aviation includes L3 Security & Detection Systems, which manufactures airport security

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  • Farnborough 2018: UK government funds spaceports

    With GBP4.5 million (USD5.9 million) of UK government funding, Virgin Orbit is to use Cornwall Airport Newquay to launch satellites by 2021, and Lockheed Martin and UK rocket firm Orbex are to operate from a spaceport in Sutherland, Scotland in the 2020s. The spaceport in Sutherland is receiving


  • Europe feels the strain as delays worsen

    The number of flights delayed by more than 15 minutes in European upper airspace continued to increase in the first half of 2018, continuing the trend of recent years, according to Eurocontrol. Airspace users experienced 1.05 minutes average delay, double the 2017 average, contributing to missed

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  • Pristina adopts Amadeus software

    Limak Kosovo International Airport JSC, the operator of Pristina International Airport, reports check-in cost savings of 20%, after migrating to the Amadeus Altéa Ground Handler Departure Control solution in April 2018. Amadeus also provided its cloud-based Baggage Reconciliation System (BRS),

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