• Video: World ATM Congress 2018: Show Preview

    Jane's correspondent Patrick Allen, gives us an overview of what to expect from World ATM Congress 2018.

  • ImageSleuth thinks big

    Seattle-based startup ImageSleuth is offering airport security managers the capability to turn video surveillance into an information goldmine. ImageSleuth provides a set of clearly defined methods of communication between various software components, in the form of cloud-based web service

  • Modi demands better aviation infrastructure

    Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, used the construction launch ceremony for the long-awaited Navi Mumbai International Airport to demand “quality infrastructure in the aviation sector”, noting a “sharp increase” in air travel demand in the country. The City Industrial

  • US hubs set full-year records

    Almost all of the main international airports in the United States set records for passenger volume in 2017. The exception was Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, with a 0.25% decrease to 103.9 million passengers, although it retained its status as the busiest airport in the world. Passenger

  • VR training will become the new normal, says IATA

    Airports, airlines, and other stakeholders recognise the potential of virtual reality for training their staff Augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) technology is more than just a marketing stunt for aviation organisations, as potential applications are being realised, notably in training

  • Europe accelerates data link

    In February, Europe partially met the Data Link Services (DLS) mandate that had been postponed since 2015 because of time delays experienced by up-linked ground-air messages and unsynchronised deployment. A recovery plan put in place by the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) resulted in substantial

  • Finding common ground in Europe

    A more united SESAR is taking shape as European modernisation approaches maturity The SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) – the body tasked by the European Commission to oversee implementation of airspace modernisation projects – is at the sharp end of the Single European Sky (SES)

  • Phuket rail link project generates interest from Siemens and Bombardier

    Siemens and Bombardier are reportedly competing on a tender in Thailand to connect Phuket International Airport by rail with the nearby city. The railway line will be about 32 km long and cost more than USD1 billion. Municipal authorities in Phuket expect to award the contract in 2018.

  • Star Alliance launches common digital platform

    The 28-airline Star Alliance announced on 20 February that it has rolled out a Digital Services Platform (DSP) “as a first step to an overall enhancement of digital and mobile services offered to customers” across its network. Lufthansa and United are the first Star Alliance members to

  • UK opens door for cargo from Bangladesh – but Biman remains banned

    The Department for Transport (DfT) announced on 19 February that cargo can once again be carried to the United Kingdom on direct flights from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh. However, Bangladesh flag-carrier Biman is still prohibited from carrying cargo to UK airports.

  • Venezuela implements advanced AMHS

    Comsoft Solutions has completed an Aeronautical Message Handling System (AMHS) upgrade in Venezuela based on its AIDA-NG solution, on behalf of the National Institute of Civil Aviation (Instituto Nacional de Aeronáutica Civil: INAC). The new solution for Venezuela, which replaced an older

  • Concourse E opening reflects positive traffic trend at Ben Gurion

    Ben-Gurion International Airport opened its fourth passenger concourse on 15 February, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Transport Minister Israel Katz in attendance. The Concourse E in Terminal 3 includes telescopic glass corridors, eight contact gates, and four bus-served remote

  • India picks CTX 9800

    The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has placed an order worth more than USD50 million with Smiths Detection for an undisclosed number of CTX 9800 DSi machines. Smiths Detection won the bid “to install and integrate high-speed explosives detection systems (EDS) for hold-baggage screening at

  • Los Angeles showcases security technologies

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) teamed up on 16 February to conduct public demonstrations of three advanced security technologies in the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport. Facial recognition e-gates

  • Somalia takes back control

    The Somali Civil Aviation & Meteorology Authority (SCAMA) on 8 February gave permission for civilian night flights to resume from Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu, after a 20-year hiatus. This is the latest positive sign for the air transport sector in previously war-torn Somalia.

  • Baltimore orders snowcat

    Airfield equipment supplier Fortbrand Services is to deliver a PRINOTH Husky snowcat vehicle to Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport, after the Maryland Board of Public Works approved the USD231,500 purchase. The Husky is commonly used to smooth ski slopes; at

  • Crowd-sourcing app could boost security

    US start-up ELERTS Corporation has developed an innovative, low-cost method to augment airport-wide security. The ELERTS See Say crowd-sourcing app is designed to spot suspected bombs, rogue employees, and active shooters in any part of an airport – including the perimeter fence line, public

  • Interview: Mario Wilson, Director, TSA Checkpoint Solutions and Integration Division

    Ensuring passengers can proceed swiftly from check-in to boarding is a tough proposition when set against ever tighter airport security, but the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) continues to develop and deploy systems that have the potential to reshape the passenger travel experience

  • Minsk second runway makes progress

    The new second runway at Minsk National Airport will be commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to a senior source close to the project. Sergei Rumas, chairman of the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus (DBRB), told local media on 15 February that procurement of runway

  • US students aid efforts to improve checkpoint processes

    Students in the Hacking 4 Defense (H4D) programme at James Madison University (JMU) are exploring new ways for the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to improve checkpoint screening. The H4D research will be used by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology