• Brexit withdrawal deal is light on detail for aviation

    The draft agreement for the UK withdrawal from the European Union (EU), released on 14 November, would commit the UK to following most of the EU state aid regulations after Brexit. The text also specified procedures for using passports and other travel documents for travel between the EU and the UK.

  • CDB lends to Grantley Adams

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of USD40.4 million towards a 26-month upgrade programme at Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados. Airport operator GAIA Inc is contributing USD17.3 million. The CDB loan will fund repairs and upgrades to airside pavement areas and

  • ICAO supports Kenyan solar PV project

    UK-based Solarcentury is to install a solar power plant at Moi International Airport in Mombasa, Kenya, with funding from the ICAO via the EU. The ground-mounted 500 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system will generate 820,000 kWh per year and offset 1,300 tonnes of CO2 annually. The system will

  • Istanbul plans fast cargo growth

    The CEO of Istanbul Airport operator IGA has divulged further details on the scale and timeline for adding cargo facilities to the new hub. “As of today … logistics companies are constructing their buildings on a surface [area] of 200,000 m 2 ,” Kadri Samsunlu told

  • Watrix AI raises funds to apply gait biometrics

    Chinese start-up Watrix AI has raised CNY100 million (USD14 million) to accelerate the application of gait recognition technology. Financing was led by Shenzhen Hang Bong Investment and Development Co Ltd and Hua He Capital. Huang Yongzhen, founder and CEO of Watrix AI, said that the funds will be

  • Birmingham sets out growth plan

    Birmingham Airport in the UK has published a draft 15-year masterplan for a self-financed GBP500 million (USD650 million) modernisation and infrastructure expansion programme. The launch of the draft masterplan on 6 November triggered a 12-week public consultation. If the plan is implemented,

Airports Airports

  • Stewart targets 2020 to complete expansion

    In response to the steady increase in international airline services, Stewart International Airport in New York State is adding a wing to its existing main terminal. Construction is under way on the 20,000 ft 2 (1,858 m 2 ) extension, completion of which is set for 2020. The facility will require


  • On your marks: nominations open for Jane’s ATC Awards 2019

    Key Points Send in your nomination by 10 December 2018 Winners will be announced on 12 March 2019 during World ATM Congress in Madrid Jane’s is proud to announce that it will again hold its industry-leading ATC Awards ceremony on the first day of World ATM Congress in 2019. Held annually

Equipment Equipment

  • UPS receives first TUG Alpha 4s

    Textron GSE recently delivered more than a dozen of its TUG Alpha 4 pushback tractors to launch customer UPS. The vehicle is now in series production and Textron GSE reports brisk sales. The pushback tractor has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 120,000 lb (54,431 kg) and a maximum drawbar pull

Security Security

  • Hong Kong explores off-site freight screening

    The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (CAD) is inviting interested parties to enrol in its newly launched Regulated Air Cargo Screening Facilities (RACSF) scheme for off-airport screening. The deadline for submitting applications for the initial stage is 31 December. ICAO mandates security