• Airlines complete pivot in Istanbul

    Atatürk is now shut after 66 years, as all airlines shifted operations to the newer Istanbul Airport All airlines at Istanbul Atatürk completed the transfer of operations to the new Istanbul Airport on 5–6 April, in what Istanbul Airport operator iGA described as “the biggest

  • Atkins wins Heathrow IDT support work

    SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins, reports it has been awarded a set of contracts to support sustainable expansion at the UK hub, Heathrow. The five contracts cover airport connectivity; energy and utilities; water, including drainage and flood prevention; land use and development zones; and construction

  • Heathrow trials digital ID with a difference

    An ongoing trial at Heathrow Airport is highlighting the benefits that digital identity can bring to passenger convenience and airport operational efficiency, according to London-based technology developer YOTI. The trial creates a digital identity before travelling. “We’ve proven that

  • PNR cost and technical issues linger for airlines

    Key Points As national implementation of the EU PNR directive crawls to a conclusion, other technical challenges and cost implications are coming into focus for stakeholders However, airports eye benefits from access to certain categories of PNR data, such as passenger status or nationality A

  • Poland seeks GBAS provider for Kraków

    The Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA), is seeking offers from industry to design, deliver equipment, and commission a ground-based augmentation system (GBAS) at John Paul II Kraków-Balice International Airport. The deadline for bids is 14 May. The planned Category I GBAS solution

  • Carlyle and Schneider form smart infrastructure JV

    Automation systems specialist Schneider Electric and investment firm Carlyle Group are extending their partnership to cover new airport infrastructure projects. A joint venture (JV) called AlphaStruxure will focus on development of smarter infrastructure projects and more reliable distributed

  • GSE users adopt Lithium SAFEFlex

    Green Cubes Technology has announced its first large-scale commercial sale of its Lithium SAFEFlex battery system to the airport ground support equipment (GSE) market. The Green Cubes batteries will power selected belt loaders, baggage tractors, and container loaders at four unnamed US airports in

  • ICAO welcomes Dominica

    The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) now has 193 members, after the Caribbean island of Dominica officially joined the UN agency on 13 April. ICAO President Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu said that Dominican membership will help realise the objectives of the UN Agenda 2030 for sustainable

  • Milan operator picks HI-SCAN 10080 XCT

    Smiths Detection is to upgrade hold baggage screening systems at Malpensa and Linate airports in Milan, under a framework contract from operator SEA. The value of the deal was undisclosed. Between 13 and 20 HI-SCAN 10080 XCT scanners will allow both airports to meet ECAC Standard 3 requirements,

  • SureScan applies the power of three

    US-based SureScan Corporation has reported recent sales of its x1000 hold baggage screening (HBS) system to airports in Scotland and Norway. According to company president John Percival, other airports are acquiring the system, although their identities cannot be revealed yet. The scanner uses

  • Demonstration project moves Europe closer to trajectory-based operations

    An Airbus-led project is under way to show the benefits of sharing trajectory data between pilots and controllers, after the company received in March the first A320 equipped with Future Air Navigation System (FANS) C avionics. EasyJet is one of seven airlines participating in the SESAR Very Large

  • Display provider rebrands as ScioTeq

    Esterline has rebranded its Advanced Displays business unit, which includes high resolution LCD displays for air traffic control (ATC) and avionics markets, as ScioTeq. Products include the LCD and graphics capabilities acquired from the legacy Barco display business in 2015, and the Codis display

  • Harris Orthogon adds demand-capacity balancing tool

    Harris Orthogon has expanded its range of airport solutions with a demand-capacity balancing tool, which was exhibited for the first time at World ATM Congress 2019. Developed in partnership with NATS, the decision-support tool went into operation at London Heathrow in late 2018. Orthogon and NATS

  • IFC taps consultants to support Barbados PPP

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has been engaged as lead transaction advisor in a project to implement a public-private partnership (PPP) project to run Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) in Barbados. As a result, the IFC is seeking to hire technical, legal, and communications

  • Iris implementation begins

    The Iris ground-air data link communications system has reached the implementation phase after five years of research, according to programme managers. Iris is a partnership of 30 companies, led by Inmarsat, to develop satellite data link services for airspace management modernisation across

  • Wi-Fi interception has its uses for aviation security

    CSM Global is conducting a European marketing effort for Wi-Fi interception technology that can be deployed at airports. The SpearNet security solution from Cyprus-based WiSpear is used in conjunction with surveillance cameras, said CSM Global CEO Nathalie d’Orlèans. SpearNet first

  • Bodø needs equipment

    The Port of Bodø in Norway released a tender on 10 April for the supply of airport equipment. Specifically, Bodø Airport requires one main cargo deck loader, so that it can handle large freight consignments of fresh seafood, and two sets of passenger stairs to handle fly-cruise passenger

  • Cargo plays its part in Changi East plan

    Changi Airport Group (CAG) intends to boost annual cargo capacity at its main asset as part of the Changi East development programme. Moves to develop air freight infrastructure at Changi show that CAG is mindful of more traditional aspects of the airport business, despite new developments such as

  • Demonstration flights deliver GAINS for general aviation

    General aviation (GA) operators are to benefit from using satellite navigation guidance to fly instrument procedures with radius-to-fix (RF) legs, under the General Aviation Improved Navigation and Surveillance (GAINS) project. RF legs are more precise, curved flight paths that previously were only

  • Norway to test green benefits of UTM

    Indra is to collaborate with the University of South-Eastern Norway and Andoya Space Centre in Pilot-T unmanned aircraft system traffic management (UTM) tests that are set to conclude in 2021. Pilot-T is co-funded by the Norwegian government as it seeks to implement UTM as a method of enabling