• Hamburg handler buys new loaders and stairs

    GroundSTARS, one of the three ground-handling subsidiaries of Hamburg Airport operator Flughafen Hamburg, has ordered two new 3.5-tonne cargo container loaders from Laweco, with the option to buy eight more between 2018 and 2021. The ground-handler also formally procured eight passenger boarding

  • IER unveils two-step SBD

    IER has launched a new common-use self-service (CUSS) self-bag drop (SBD) system for easy integration with existing check-in counters and airport IT infrastructure. The two-step i820 includes a module above the conveyor that switches the function from agent-assisted mode to self-service. The new

  • Valencia embarks on expansion

    The terminal and runway at Valencia Airport in eastern Spain are being upgraded in a EUR23 million (USD28.4 million), five-year project. Airport director Joaquin Rodriguez announced in a 19 April press briefing that the upgrade aims to attract more passenger airlines to operate from Valencia.

  • Vilnius operator seeks BHS provider

    Lithuanian Airports has issued a tender for an eight-year baggage-handling system (BHS) modernisation project at Vilnius Airport. The deadline for bids is 21 May. The contractor will be responsible for planning, manufacturing, delivering, and installing a new BHS with two explosive detection

  • Bag mishandling hits an all-time low as aviation prepares for IATA 753

    Baggage mishandling in the air transport industry improved in 2017 to reach a new low of 5.57 items per 1,000 passengers despite record passenger volume, SITA announced on 19 April in its latest annual Baggage Report. The 2017 mishandling rate is 2.8% better than the 5.73 per 1,000 passengers

  • European researchers gaze into a green crystal ball

    Advanced techniques and fuels for decarbonising aviation hold promise – but it will take time to deploy them Improvements in fuel burn efficiency aside, economic and policy constraints are limiting the technological options to mitigate the affect of aviation on the atmosphere in the


  • Market expands for remote tower services

    From small beginnings, remote towersare attracting interest from larger airports. Jenny Beechener report
  • [Sponsor Content] Remote “virtual” tower

    Frequentis not only replaces the out-of-the-window view with a set of cameras, but also integrates existing airport equipment such weather sensors, airfield lighting and local radios as well as surveillance solutions from Frequentis Comsoft, based on multilateration or ADS-B, in order to provide enhanced situational awareness for the controller.

Airports Airports

  • Changi T5 project progresses with contractor selection

    On 13 April Changi Airport Group (CAG) unveiled three master consultant teams to provide architectural design and engineering consultancy services for the new Terminal 5 (T5) at Singapore Changi, as well as the satellite terminal, ground transportation centre, and main landside access road. At the


  • NewPENS prepares the ground for 2030

     BT Global Services was selected by Eurocontrol and 41 industry partners on 17 April as the new provider of data exchange services for European air navigation service providers (ANSPs), in a contract worth an estimated EUR50 million (USD61 million).  European air navigation service

Equipment Equipment

Security Security

  • Biometrics bear a varied burden

    Governments use biometrics to boost border protection, but there are also benefits for airports and airlines in terms of passenger processing and operational efficiency Biometric solutions are being tested for their potential to bolster security at US airports and handle the increasing number of