• Ferrovial re-organises international subsidiary

    Ferrovial SA is re-absorbing Ferrovial International, which includes a 25% stake in UK hub Heathrow, after operating separately since 2014. The split had been aimed at giving the international subsidiary greater autonomy and flexibility in the markets, Ferrovial informed Spanish authorities.

  • Fraport subsidiary manages Nashville concessions

    Fraport USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Germany-based airport operator Fraport, is taking over the overall management of concession areas for shops, restaurants, and other services at Nashville International Airport. An agreement with the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority covers the

  • INFORM software prioritises high-value cargo

    German digitial decision-making company INFORM has launched a new piece of software for optimum routing between aircraft and cargo warehouses. Users can assess the capacity and availability of each cargo truck at a glance, while onboard GPS-based telematics locate the vehicles. The route

  • Montréal follows example of Toronto with SBD choice

    Another Canadian international airport has installed Air.Go self-bag drop (SBD) machines from Materna ips. A total of 16 SBD units are in use in a new check-in area at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. The two-step system requires passengers to print their bag tags at a

  • Cork augments vehicle fleet

    Cork Airport in Ireland has procured and customised three new vehicles for its policing and safety fleet. A John Deere Gator Utility all-terrain vehicle will help the Airport Police Service (APS) to patrol and respond to incidents in severe weather conditions. Other new additions to the APS fleet

  • JBT delves deeper into electric GSE

    JBT Corporation has signed an agreement to acquire fellow US-based ground support equipment (GSE) manufacturer LEKTRO Inc. The deal – valued at USD48 million before customary post-closing adjustments – is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019. Privately owned LEKTRO

  • Rapiscan raises the curtain on ORION

    Rapiscan has launched the first products in its new ORION range of security inspection devices, for faster and more accurate checkpoint screening of bags and small parcels. Three new solutions (the 918CX, 920CX, and 922CX) were announced on 28 January with additional models

  • Scrap Heathrow third runway, says London Assembly committee

    The planned third runway at Heathrow should be scrapped to avoid an unacceptable noise burden on residents, according to a report from the London Assembly Environment Committee. The January aircraft noise report also called for a halt to air traffic growth at London City Airport. Heathrow is

  • Seattle outlines ambitious plans for renewable heating

    Seattle-Tacoma International will become the first airport in the United States to be heated entirely by renewable natural gas (RNG), according to plans from the Port of Seattle. Under a request for proposals, the airport operator is seeking an RNG supplier for the boilers and bus fuelling system

  • ADB SAFEGATE completes Ultra acquisition

    ADB SAFEGATE announced on 4 February that it has completed the GBP22 million (USD28.4 million) acquisition of Ultra Airport Systems, which was originally announced in November 2018. The old Ultra business now operates as ADB SAFEGATE Airport Systems. As well as expanding the ADB SAFEGATE portfolio

  • Gatwick to trial robot valet parking

    Gatwick Airport has been collaborating with Stanley Robotics with the aim of implementing an autonomous parking system. A three-month trial at the airport is planned to begin in August before Gatwick officials decide whether to pursue the project. The trial is proposed within Zone B of the Long

  • India remains on high growth trajectory, says Gittens

    Indian efforts to grow its aviation infrastructure have been boosted by the 2016 National Civil Aviation Policy but challenges persist, Airports Council International (ACI) World Director General Angela Gittens told Jane’s in an exclusive interview. Speaking on the sidelines of the Global

  • NATS mitigates windfarm effects at Glasgow

    A Terma SCANTER 4002 radar system has entered operational service at Glasgow Airport to mitigate the affect of turbines from a nearby windfarm on air-traffic management. Glasgow worked with NATS and Banks Renewables to introduce the radar. Banks Renewables developed the Kype Muir windfarm on a

  • Goldhofer to build new plant in Germany

    Germany-based ground support equipment manufacturer Goldhofer is investing in a new Airport Technology production facility in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. The company will open a 30,000 m 2 site in Nürtingen, 20 km from its existing production facility in Ostfildern, with

  • Pendulum swings back to airspace capacity

    Tools for seamless, safe, and efficient ATC are already available or under development within SESAR – but the challenge is to create a framework that encourages effective deployment European traffic grew by more than 3.5% in 2018, in line with medium-term forecasts but with far more variation

  • SESAR deployment phase brings tangible benefits

    European air traffic management modernisation (ATM) projects are delivering performance benefits, according to the latest update from the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM). The SDM and its stakeholders had completed 105 projects by the end of January, representing an investment of more than EUR400

  • Toronto upgrades BHS and enhances surface safety technology

    The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has signed deals to upgrade the baggage-handling system (BHS) and improve airside surface safety at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Under a master service agreement with BEUMER Group and PCL Construction, the GTAA will deploy the CrisBag

  • Change is in the air in ASEAN region, says AAPA

    Asia-Pacific airlines reported strong demand for business and leisure travel in the first 11 months of 2018. Their international passenger traffic grew by more than 7% year on year to 325 million. The region includes some of the busiest city pairs in the world; as this market grows, and budget

  • Changi team wins Clark concession

    The North Luzon Airport Consortium (NLAC) has been awarded the operations and maintenance (O&M) concession for Clark International Airport in the Philippines, official sources have confirmed. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA)

  • Milan and Budapest break records

    Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport posted record passenger volume of 14.9 million in 2018, and the Hungarian gateway expects further growth in 2019 as it expands its network. Meanwhile, Milan Malpensa Airport in Italy handled 24.6 million passengers in 2018, breaking the full-year record