• AirMap supports Czech UTM

    Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic (ANS CR) has chosen the AirMap for Drones mobile app for nationwide unmanned aircraft system (UAS) traffic management (UTM). Initially, the AirMap for Drones solution will be used to manage flight authorisations in controlled airspace around Václav

  • Atkins gains Heathrow contract extension

    SNC-Lavalin Group company Atkins is continuing to support the GBP1.1 billion (USD1.3 billion) Asset Replacement Programme at Heathrow, after receiving a contract renewal from the airport operator. “The extension will see SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business advising on the replacement and

  • Israel activates cyber defence centre at Ben Gurion

    The Israel Airports Authority (IAA) has implemented a special cyber defence centre at Ben Gurion International Airport, following an increase in cyber attacks on IT systems at the Tel Aviv hub. Speaking to Jane’s on condition of anonymity, a senior official at the airport said that about

  • OneSky ASR-NG rollout progresses

    German manufacturer Hensoldt expects the first of its Airport Surveillance Radar – New Generation (ASR-NG) air traffic control radars for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to enter service in November 2018. The company is supplying nine ASR-NGs to the RAAF, as part of the OneSky

  • Avinor has IDeaS to grow car parking business at Oslo

    Airport operator Avinor is working with IDeaS Revenue Solutions to increase car parking income from Oslo Gardermoen. There are 11 car parks at the Norwegian hub, with a total of more than 20,000 parking spaces. According to IDeaS, a new business strategy includes automated and dynamic pricing for

  • Eurocontrol seeks industry support for UTM R&D dashboard

    Eurocontrol has issued an industry tender in search of a partner to maintain, manage, and update its research and development (R&D) dashboard for UTM. The deadline for bids is 24 August. Eurocontrol noted the need for support as it strives to develop airspace management processes and

  • FBI-led investigation begins after Seattle aircraft theft and crash

    Operations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport were suspended temporarily on 10 August as authorities dealt with the theft of a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft by an Horizon Air ground-handler and its subsequent crash, which is being investigated as a suicide. A total of 75 flights were delayed

  • PFAS lawsuits take off in US

    Legal action is being taken over alleged contamination of municipal water supplies in US cities with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) – collectively known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS contamination is typically localised and associated

  • Gibraltar modernises firefighting fleet

    Firefighting and rescue capabilities at Gibraltar International Airport are being improved with investment of GBP3 million (USD3.9 million) in new vehicles and equipment. Four Rosenbauer Panther vehicles, one Angloco light rescue pump, and two Volkswagen Amarok command and operational support

  • Latest Menzies acquisition triggers competition concerns

    The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has told Menzies Aviation that it will face an in-depth probe unless it can address competition concerns following its purchase of Airline Services Limited. The acquisition was completed in April 2018, adding four new airport locations to the Menzies

  • Bangladesh looks to Germany for border control upgrade

    Veridos, a German joint venture between Giesecke+Devrient and state-owned Bundesdruckerei, has been awarded a 12-year contract to provide electronic passports and associated border control systems to Bangladesh. The EUR340 million (USD394 million) deal includes supply, installation, and

  • Sheltair builds at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport

    Sheltair Aviation will build, lease, and manage a new 20-acre Northside Hangar Complex at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, with fixed-base operator (FBO) services offered by Banyan Air Service. The facility will include a 180,000 sq ft hangar complex consisting of eight large cabin-class-sized

  • SITA aids Saudi technology transformation

    SITA is helping the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to overhaul airport IT and communication systems at 26 airports in Saudi Arabia. SITA will implement the AirportConnect Open platform that will allow airlines to use common facilities while delivering a self-service experience from

  • Fraport to divest Hannover stake

    Fraport on 6 August agreed to sell its 30% stake in Hannover Airport to iCON Infrastructure Group company iCON Flughafen GmbH. The deal is expected to close by October, pending agreement on pre-emption rights from the two other shareholders in Hannover Airport. The City of Hannover and Hannoversche

  • Liège to grow as freight hub with VDG and CLA

    Volga-Dnepr Group (VDG) and its UK-based subsidiary CargoLogicAir (CLA) have signed a memorandum of understanding with Liège Airport to develop a regional cargo hub. Over the next five years the three parties will establish a European hub for VDG and CLA freighter operations. Up to 30 cargo

  • Textron launches TUG Alpha 4

    Textron Ground Support Equipment (GSE) has added another conventional pushback tractor to its product range. The TUG Alpha 4 is the first in a new series of pushback vehicles. It is suitable for moving aircraft up to the A340 and B-747, with a maximum gross vehicle weight of 120,000 lb (54,430 kg)

  • UK toughens its stance on UAV misuse

    Enforcement has begun of new UK laws covering the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The laws, which were introduced by the Department for Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority in May and went into effect on 30 July, state that UAVs must be flown below an altitude of 400 ft and are not

  • Zurich set for BHS upgrade

    A Leonardo-led consortium has signed a EUR150 million (USD173.7 million) contract to upgrade the baggage handling system (BHS) at Zürich Airport in Switzerland. Leonardo is responsible for the overall project management, system design, and integration, as well as the supply of eight cross-belt

  • Curiosity Core keeps track of FLEET

    Unmanned vehicle specialists Avular will team up with Vanderlande to improve baggage-handling accuracy. Curiosity Core from Avular, a modular robotics platform to which companies or developers can connect existing or new hardware, will be used as a navigation system to improve control of the FLEET

  • Oslo tracks faces on the fly

    IDEMIA has supplied its MorphoFace solution to Oslo Gardermoen Airport in Norway. MorphoFace is based on 3D video tracking that captures facial biometrics on the move, using no moving parts or additional lighting. The system was tailored for Oslo in co-operation with airport operator Avinor,