• Airstar boosts airside efficiency

    Birmingham, Bristol, Southend, and other UK regional airports have deployed the Airstar platform from Woodstar Software to monitor and record airside operational duties. Two large airport operators are currently looking at the application, and Woodstar Software reported strong interest at the

  • El Al buys more CTX 5800s

    Israeli airline El Al has ordered 11 Smiths Detection CTX 5800 hold baggage screening systems. The machines will be deployed by late 2017 by Smiths Detection and its local partner Hyper-Tech Advanced Systems, at airports in France, Germany, Thailand, the UK, and the US. The value of the follow-on

  • Katz hails Open Skies success as Ben Gurion opens upgraded T1

    Israeli transport minister Israel Katz officially opened the newly renovated Terminal 1 (T1) at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv on 19 June 2017, in the presence of foreign dignitaries and senior Israel Airports Authority (IAA) officials. Among those present were representatives of some

  • NATS swoops for major stake in Searidge

    Remote tower and digital air traffic management (ATM) systems specialist Searidge Technologies is under new ownership, after NATS Services Ltd and Nav Canada formally signed a 50:50 acquisition on 5 May 2017.

  • Paine Field courts airlines

    Propeller Airports, a subsidiary of New York-based Propeller Investments, has selected Fentress Architects to design a new passenger terminal at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. While Paine currently only serves general aviation, Propeller Airports hopes that construction of the terminal would

  • Explosions at Brussels airport and metro highlight elevated risk of co-ordinated terrorist attacks in Western European cities

    On 22 March 2016, at approximately 08:00 local time, two explosions occurred at the departures area of Brussels' main airport, Zaventem. Reports on fatalities at the time of writing range between 13 and 17, but the final number is likely to be higher as 35 people have been severely wounded. Media

  • PTE 2016: Siemens maintains Kuala Lumpur BHS

    Siemens Postal, Parcel and Airport Logistics (SPPAL) is to maintain the tray-based baggage-handling system (BHS) used at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. Siemens is supporting high-level and low-level IT controls for the BHS under one extended service contract, and the company is

  • Terminal designers blend technology with psychology

    Design concepts leverage smart technology for optimum self-service, but human factors remain significant Design changes in the airport of the future will extend beyond the superficial appearance of terminal buildings and seating - other far more subtle changes lie ahead. Cutting-edge technology is

  • Judging panel assesses entries for IHS Jane’s ATC Awards 2016

    Nominations have closed for the IHS Jane's ATC Awards 2016, and the independent panel of judges is now shortlisting the 46 entries. Winning organisations will be honoured in a ceremony in Madrid on 7 March 2016, held during the CANSO ATM Dinner before World ATM Congress. “Since 2001, the

  • German acceleration masks trouble at hubs

    Germany's full-year figures for 2015 are set to show continued growth in traffic, but airports are feeling the effects of legal constraints on infrastructure development German airports had good news to celebrate in 2015 as first-half figures showed a 4.4% year-on-year increase in passenger traffic

  • Paris embraces better baggage-handling

    Beumer Group and Alstef are supplying a new automated baggage-handling system (BHS) for Satellite 3 (S3) at Paris Charles de Gaulle. Airport operator Aéroports de Paris (ADP) issued the contract following a competitive tender. A separate call for tenders will be issued in 2016 for

  • Hamilton opens Air Cargo Logistics Centre

    Hamilton International Airport in Canada has put into service a new cargo terminal. The CAD12 million (USD9.1 million) Air Cargo Logistics Centre includes 5,000 ft² (464 m²) of cold storage for time-sensitive shipments, a secured customs area, and 16 vehicle bays. Canadian air freight

  • Changi reports static half-year traffic

    Singapore Changi processed 26.6 million passengers in the first six months of 2015, representing a 0.2% year-on-year increase. Short-haul traffic showed signs of recovery, as routes to Bangkok, Colombo, and Mumbai "registered strong double-digit growth during the half-year", operator

  • Suspected MH370 wreckage found off Madagascar

    Aircraft experts are currently examining aircraft wreckage that could be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The debris was found about 4,000 km from the official search zone off Australia's west coast. The 2 m aircraft wing piece discovered on the French island of La Réunion off

  • MH370 search paused as GO Phoenix heads home

    The Malaysian-contracted GO Phoenix has completed its contract as part of the underwater search fleet for the missing MH370 passenger jet. According to the 24 June weekly update from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) charged with co-ordinating the search mission, the GO Phoenix left the

  • MH17 'shot down by Ukrainian SAM', claims Almaz-Antey

    Russian air defence system manufacturer Almaz-Antey claims to have evidence Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Boeing 777 downed over eastern Ukraine on 17 July 2014 with the loss of all 298 on board, was destroyed by a Ukrainian 9M38M1 surface-to-air missile (SAM) fired from a Buk-M1 (SA-11) system

  • MH370 search comes under fire

    Search efforts to find Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have come under attack from a French salvage expert, provoking a fierce response from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). Former French naval officer Paul-Henry Nargeolet, who worked on the recovery of the Air France flight 447, has

  • New training methods and technologies make an impact

    New tools enhance training for air traffic controllers and pilots Air traffic control (ATC) simulation suppliers have launched prototypes to create an ATC environment that can be integrated into flight simulation suites. As an alternative to traditional role-play ATC communications from

  • Big hitters hover over Mopa

    The request for qualifications to build, operate, and transfer a second airport for Goa has attracted interest from major firms - but the rationale behind the greenfield development is open to question. As reported by IHS Jane's in February 2015, the concessionaire will operate the airport at Mopa

  • Countdown to Madrid: shortlist announced for IHS Jane’s ATC Awards 2015

    With seven weeks to go before the winners of the IHS Jane's ATC Awards 2015 are announced, an independent panel of experts has narrowed down more than 40 entries across six categories. The winners and shortlisted nominees for the IHS Jane's ATC Awards 2015 will be recognised at the awards ceremony