• Brandenburg operator pledges 2020 opening – even if Lufthansa is absent

    The CEO of Berlin Brandenburg operator FBB reassured attendees at the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) World Aviation Outlook Summit in Berlin on 27–28 November that Terminal 1 of the long-delayed airport will open in October 2020, with Terminal 2 in 2022. Engelbert Luetke Daldrup

  • Chinese university augments Safran electric taxiing research

    Safran Landing Systems, the Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC), and French national civil aviation school ENAC have signed a memorandum of understanding to study the potential of electric taxiing systems at major international airports. Safran and Airbus are developing an electric taxiing

  • Jersey remote tower begins operational trials

    The digital remote tower at Jersey Airport began operational trials in November 2018, following installation of a Frequentis smartVision camera system and controller display in the contingency tower facility. Airports on the UK mainland are investing in digital remote tower systems, with programmes

  • Munich and Carlyle Group combine to pursue US opportunities

    The international subsidiary of Munich Airport has joined forces with CAG Holdings, the airport investment business within The Carlyle Group, to form a new US-based joint venture (JV) called Reach Airports LLC. The JV will offer training, consulting, and airport management services in Canada,

  • Muscat International Airport invests in technological enhancements

    The new USD5 billion Muscat International Airport project, the largest in Oman, is leading the way in technological developments. The new complex boasts 3D curved trusses steel structures within the Passenger Terminal Building, which required two crawler cranes with a 1,600-tonne capacity for the

  • NATS and McLaren Deloitte collaborate with Performance Optimiser

    UK air navigation service provider (ANSP) NATS and McLaren Deloitte have partnered to transform operational efficiency in the aviation sector. The two parties said their collaboration combines industry knowledge from NATS and its experience in managing complex airspace, with the business knowledge

  • Nokia makes inroads into private LTE

    Nokia has reported active and serious discussions with multiple major airports in Europe, North America, and Asia on adopting its private Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network solution, as an alternative to legacy trunked radio and WiFi. A pending auction of licences for the high-frequency wireless

  • Cobham fined over Ukraine sanctions violation

    The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced on 27 November that it had reached an agreement with Cobham over self-reported violations of sanctions placed against Russia’s Almaz-Antey. Under the agreement, Cobham will pay a civil penalty of

  • Haneda to open ANA Terminal

    All Nippon Airways (ANA) have announced that a new satellite terminal at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport Terminal 2 will be opened on 10 December. The 4,100 m 2 building will cater for passengers departing from gates 46, 47, and 48. According to ANA senior vice-president Shigeru Hattori,

  • ICAO AVSEC hears calls for single security regulator

    Delegates at a technology and innovation session during the ICAO AVSEC conference in Montreal on 27 November heard calls for the establishment of a single regulatory body for global security standards and rules, as opposed to individual national regulators. Daniel Goh, assistant president of

  • Murcia due to start operations in mid-January

    Murcia International Airport in southeast Spain will begin operations with flights to 12 different destinations from 15 January, the regional government announced on 23 November. Nine of the initial links will be with the UK, two with Belgium, and one with Ireland, said regional spokeswoman and

  • China to accelerate construction of world-class airport cluster in Pearl River Delta

    The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) signed a framework agreement of strategic co-operation with Guangdong province in early November, aimed at stimulating construction of an industry-leading airport cluster in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. The CAAC will deliver a

  • Huawei offers smart solutions for airports

    Huawei’s visual ground solutions now come equipped with the latest 4.5G eLTE technology, providing efficient communications for airport ground-handling operations. It offers up to 100 Mbit/s throughput with low latency transmission, supporting services such as voice trunking, data services,

  • Ürümqi to grow by 2030

    The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has approved a CNY42.1 billion (USD6.06 billion) airport expansion project at Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport, for completion in 2030. The expanded airport will handle up to 63 million passengers and 750,000 tonnes of cargo

  • Incheon hosts driverless bus tests

    KT Corporation, the largest telecommunications company in South Korea, has tested a self-driving bus at Incheon International Airport. The driverless bus covered 2.2 km at 30 km/h during the test outside Terminal 1 on 11 November. The self-driving vehicle slowed down at traffic signals and changed

  • SITA describes Chinese IT spending surge

    Investment in technology at Chinese airports continues to surge amid rising air travel demand, according to SITA. Its 2018 Air Transport IT Insights for China report surveyed 70% of airports and 64% of airlines from mainland China. The report found that 94% of airlines and airports are planning

  • Aebi Schmidt supplies new Beijing hub

    Aebi Schmidt is to provide 34 cleaning machines by June 2019 for the new Beijing Daxing International Airport. The order includes 14 jet sweepers to clear snow and ice from runways and taxiways; four high-speed sweepers to clean apron and stand areas throughout the year; and 16 machines from the

  • Europe faces regulatory clash over emissions

    EU concerns about CORSIA remain as national legislative notification to ICAO looms As a core of hardline green European countries prepares to notify divergence in their national legislation from the ICAO’s proposed Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA),

  • Honeywell supports Bole

    Ethiopian Airports Enterprise has ordered the Honeywell Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI) for Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. EBI is a building management system that delivers a single point-of-access view of airport terminal resources, offering a range of functions including energy

  • Ben Gurion gravitates towards natural gas and solar

    The Israel Airports Authority (IAA) intends to use natural gas as its main source of power production at Ben Gurion International Airport. The project is due for completion by 2020, once Ben Gurion is connected to the Israeli natural gas pipeline, as part of a broader government initiative. Today,