• BorderXpress lands in Cyprus

    Larnaca and Paphos international airports in Cyprus are installing a total of 74 BorderXpress automated kiosks for self-service entry and exit border control, manufacturer YVR Innovative Travel Solutions announced on 11 July. The latest installations will bring the total number of operational

  • DHS S&T reveals Passenger Screening Algorithm Challenge winners

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have announced the eight winners of the Passenger Screening Algorithm Challenge. The competition, which was co-funded by S&T and TSA, awarded a total of

  • Macau exceeds its carbon management target

    Macau International Airport has announced a fifth consecutive year of emissions reductions in the Airports Council International Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme. Under ACA, Macau set up a five-year carbon management plan for 2014–18, covering energy efficiency, fuel efficiency,

  • Stuttgart hosts electric-pump refueller trial

    Shell Aviation is trialling an electric-pump aircraft refuelling vehicle at Stuttgart Airport in Germany. The 20,000-litre refueller includes a fully-electric fuelling system and pressure control. This system allows the diesel engine to be switched off during refuelling, reducing CO 2 emissions at

  • UK cyber strategy urges a collaborative approach

    The Department for Transport (DfT) and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on 12 July published an aviation cyber security strategy for the United Kingdom. The strategy incorporates the DfT framework for understanding cyber threats, managing cyber risks, responding to and recovering from cyber events,

  • Cerberus to buy WFS

    An affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management is to acquire ground-handling service provider Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) from Platinum Equity. WFS reported total revenues of more than EUR1.2 billion (USD1.4 billion) in 2017. Based in Paris, it has a presence at 198 airports in 22 countries,

Airports Airports

  • Report hails UK improvements in PRM service delivery

    The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on 13 July published its latest regular survey into services for passengers with reduced mobility (PRMs) at the 30 busiest airports in the United Kingdom. The report ranked 16 airports as ‘Very Good’ (compared with just six in the August 2017 review),


  • 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

Equipment Equipment

  • 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),

Security Security

  • UK tightens laser laws

    The United Kingdom is imposing tougher punishments for individuals who use lasers to target aircraft, cars, trains, and ships. The Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Act came into effect on 10 July, having been introduced in December 2017. The new law makes laser misuse an indictable offence, and removes the