• Canine CCSF scheme certifies first company

    Following registration and the subsequent certification with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Cargo Screening K9 Alliance has become the first company to include a canine team in the Certified Cargo Screening Facility- Canine (CCSF-K9) programme. CCSF-K9 fulfils a requirement in

  • Dnata snaps up bd4travel

    Airport services provider dnata (Dubai National Air Transport Association) has acquired a majority stake in bd4travel (Big Data for Travel), which provides artificial intelligence-driven IT systems. The acquisition is effective immediately, with no interruption to the services offered by bd4travel.

  • Cobus pursues green bus sales in North America

    Cobus hopes to spark sales of battery-powered airport passenger buses in North America through development of a second vehicle model. Cobus Industries (the US subsidiary of the German manufacturer) continues to see brisk sales of its conventional apron buses in the US, and it has sold its E.COBUS

  • Glasgow buys Rosenbauer vehicles

    Glasgow Airport in the UK has added to its fleet of aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles with three new Panther 6×6s from Austrian manufacturer Rosenbauer. The value of the deal was undisclosed. Performance characteristics of the Panther 6×6 include a 750-hp engine, a top

  • IATA calls for greater clarity on Brexit plans

    Both the European Union (EU) and the British government need to provide more details on contingency plans for Britain’s increasingly likely chaotic exit from the EU, International Air Transport Association (IATA) officials told its annual media gathering in Geneva on December 12. IATA flagged

  • Canada pioneers EoR implementation

    The Established on RNP-AR (EoR) separation standard laid down by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) was introduced for the first time in November, by Nav Canada at Calgary International Airport. EoR enables simultaneous arrivals on parallel runways, and it also facilitates quieter

  • TSA is on the right track but must do better on cargo security, says GAO

    The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has assessed progress made by the Transportation Security Administarion (TSA) in assessing and mitigating air cargo security risks. GAO investigators found that TSA inspectors consistently followed procedures, and airlines were in full compliance with

  • Brandenburg to strengthen cargo infrastructure

    The long-delayed Berlin Brandenburg International Airport is to build three new freight facilities and use a new, longer runway to boost its cargo profile, an official at operator FBB has told Jane’s . Torsten Jueling, FBB air cargo product manager, said that express freight forwarders FedEx,

  • Hybrid scanner helps to track bags

    The ECCO+ RFID/barcode scanner from the FEIG Electronics PANMOBIL mobile product line has been approved by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for airport baggage tracking. IATA Resolution 753, effective from June, demands that airlines ensure passenger bags are tracked throughout

  • Melbourne tests Smiths equipment

    Checkpoint computed tomography (CT) scanning equipment and automated lane technology from Smiths Detection is being trialled in Australia, starting with Melbourne Airport. Solutions being supplied for the trial are the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX cabin baggage screening system (which meets the ECAC EDSCB C3

  • AI exercises help with proactive disruption management

    The commercial aviation industry is improving how it recovers from disruptive events – but can it improve its predictive models? Amid ever-increasing demand, large international hubs are under constant pressure to cram more passengers and flights into finite physical infrastructure. In this

  • AirMap launches real-time geofencing alerts on mobile app

    AirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for drones, has added real-time geofencing alerts to its mobile app on iOS and Android. Available for free, the feature alerts pilots of their platform’s in-flight positioning and offers a visual and verbal alert when their

  • Music City hits a high note

    Construction is set to start of a new International Arrivals Terminal (IAT) and an expanded terminal lobby at Nashville International Airport, the largest components of a six-year long project called BNA Vision with a budget in excess of USD1 billion. The lobby expansion and IAT will encompass

  • Peel to sell majority stake in Durham Tees Valley

    Durham Tees Valley Airport in the UK is returning to public ownership after the local Tees Valley Authority reached terms with Peel Airports to acquire an 89% stake for GBP40 million (USD50.9 billion), using funds devolved from central government. Chairman Robert Hough said that an “agreement

  • U-space reaches its Zenith in Manchester trial

    Manchester Airport has hosted the first airfield demonstration in the UK of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations alongside crewed aircraft in controlled airspace. In Operation Zenith – the first UK contribution to the European U-space Demonstrator Network – NATS controllers used the

  • Belgium to unify civil and military airspace

    The air navigation service provider (ANSP) for Belgium celebrated the 20th anniversary of being corporatised in November by changing its name from Belgocontrol to Skeyes. The rebranding coincides with plans to unify Belgian civil and military airspace by the end of 2019, when military controllers

  • German remote control starts at Saarbrücken

    German air navigation service provider (ANSP) DFS passed a significant milestone in its remote tower programme on 4 December, when controllers in Leipzig began monitoring traffic 450 km away at Saarbrücken Airport. The first remotely controlled arrival involved a Luxair Bombardier DHC 8-400

  • Remote ANSP adds two more sites

    Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions (SDATS) will be the air navigation service provider (ANSP) for traffic at Örnsköldsvik and Sundsvall-Timrå airports in Sweden from 1 January 2019, with flights controlled via the R-TWR remote tower solution from the SDATS centre in Sundsvall. The

  • SITA to help Heathrow improve its telecommunications network

    SITA will continue to provide IT and telecommunications outsourcing services for Heathrow Airport under a new service contract worth an undisclosed amount. The contract will be phased in at Heathrow over the next 16 months, with the aim of transforming the Heathrow Tower (the vast communication

  • 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