• FAA presses on with Denver metroplex project

    The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to publish a Draft Environment Assessment for introduction of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) and Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) in Denver metroplex airspace in early 2018. The FAA will then invite public comments on the proposals, which it

  • PAL plans extra Manila terminal

    Philippine Airlines (PAL) intends to build a new USD400 million passenger terminal beside its existing hub in Terminal 2 (T2) at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), to expand capacity and improve passenger convenience. The 89,000 m2 new terminal would cater for 12–15 million

  • Regional tensions hit Korean retail operator

    South Korea-based Lotte Duty Free, which has stores in six airports, is feeling the effects of the ongoing North Korean nuclear crisis and a row between China and South Korea over deployment of a US-supplied missile defence system. China has introduced restrictions on South Korean imports and

  • Schiphol picks designer for new terminal

    A joint Spanish-Dutch consortium is to design a new 100,500 m2 terminal at Amsterdam Schiphol. Spanish state-owned engineering company Ineco and architects Estudio Lamela will work on the project with local engineering company ABT and architects Kaan. Construction work is to start in 2020, and the

  • Zürich seeks LED supplier

    Flughafen Zürich AG Airfield Maintenance has issued a tender for LED airfield lighting. The deadline for bids is 26 January 2018, as the Swiss airport aims to make the transition from halogen airfield ground lighting to LED technology. A renewable contract will run from 1 May 2018 to 20

  • App aims to reduce radiation false alarms in cargo

    Researchers from 20 countries have worked with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to develop a mobile app for cargo screening operations. The Tool for Radiation Alarm and Commodity Evaluation (TRACE) app aims to distinguish between alarms due to harmless amounts of naturally occurring

  • German government to fund special Berlin terminal

    A terminal for handling heads of state, VIPs, and other high-level government officials will be built at Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Construction of the special facility, including “complex cable routing measures”, will take place in 2020–21, according to a joint statement from

  • Multifunctional surveillance system broadens the security search comb

    Chinese video surveillance company Dahua has launched a unified security system combining multifunctional high-definition (HD) surveillance cameras with deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI). The Dahua Airport Solution system includes vehicle, passenger and perimeter security –

  • Vancouver uses adaptive apron lighting

    Musco Lighting has completed installation of new LED airfield lighting technology at Vancouver International Airport. The airport is the first in North America to include adaptive dimming (based on gate usage) in its apron lighting. New LED fixtures were retrofitted into the existing lighting

  • Arlanda to receive EBS

    Swedavia has awarded BEUMER Group a contract to install an Early Baggage Storage (EBS) system at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The value of the deal is undisclosed. The modular, rack-based CrisStore EBS will be integrated into Terminal 5 (T5) at Arlanda, without interrupting ongoing baggage-handling

  • Chicago expands ARFF training facility

    Simulation Live Fire Training Solutions Inc is to provide Chicago O’Hare with a large-frame aircraft simulator for fire training. Work begins in late 2017 on a three-part project to expand and improve the existing aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) training facilities at O’Hare, in

  • Digitisation will cut arrival processing times, says UK government

    The UK Home Office is scrapping paper landing cards for arriving non-European Economic Area passengers. This has been in place since the 1970s, but it is being scrapped under a new digital transformation programme. New biometric security checks include the introduction of 232 e-gates at 21 ports

  • SATS smartens ramp operations

    Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS) is to use augmented reality (AR) glasses to improve its ramp-handling at Changi Airport. The glasses will provide handlers with critical real-time information such as loading instructions. They will be able to scan visual markers on baggage and cargo that

  • US airline orders Rheinmetall air-starters

    Rheinmetall is supplying its MSU 200 air-start units to an undisclosed major US-based carrier, under a contract worth less than EUR10 million (USD12 million). The MSU 200s will be installed at multiple airports. The gas turbine-powered air-starter uses highly compressed air to start military and

  • Asian appetite grows for performance-based navigation

    Budget carrier AirAsia is poised to become the first Malaysian airline to obtain operational certification from DCA Malaysia for Required Navigation Performance Authorization Required Approach (RNP AR APCH) flightpaths. The Malaysian programme includes GE Aviation-designed, ICAO Doc 9905-compliant

  • Changi sets T4 opening date

    The new Terminal 4 (T4) at Singapore Changi is to handle its first flight on 31 October 2017, following the conclusion of extensive readiness trials. Nine carriers will shift operations to T4 between 31 October and 7 November: AirAsia Group (comprising four airlines), Cathay Pacific Airways, Cebu

  • MEPs vote for longer ETS exemption

    Averting a possible clash with industry and major trading partners with the EU, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on 13 September overwhelmingly voted to extend an exemption from the Emissions Trading System (ETS), enabling European airlines not to pay charges on their international flights.

  • PPP to upgrade Yelizovo

    Russian airport management holding company Airports of Regions (AR) has won a USD120 million tender to modernise Yelizovo Airport in the Kamchatka Peninsula. The project will be implemented as part of a public-private partnership (PPP). It includes construction of a 30,000 m2 terminal with annual

  • CS Soft supports Czech FDPS transformation

    CS Soft has been awarded a CZK36.13 million (USD1.6 million) contract from Czech air navigation service provider ANS CR to cover software development services associated with the ESUP-NS 2.0 release. ESUP-NS 2.0 is the second stage of a transformation process in the Czech Republic, as ANS CR moves

  • Delhi obtains clearance to expand

    The Indian environment ministry has approved a USD2.4 billion expansion plan for Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi, to be carried out by operator GMR Group. The project will be carried out in three phases: 2016–20, 2021–25, and 2026–34. GMR intends to invest