• Lockheed Martin launches civil C-130J variant

    Lockheed Martin is launching a civil variant of its C-130J Hercules cargo aircraft, the LM-100J, the company announced on 3 February. Like many Pentagon suppliers, Lockheed Martin is attempting to broaden its markets as US military budgets tighten. The move lets the company tap a market that could

  • UK Border Force orders replacement trace-detection systems

    Morpho Detection has announced a four-year framework agreement with the UK Border Force to supply the handheld Hardened MobileTrace and desktop Itemiser 3 Enhanced trace-detection systems. Responsible for carrying out immigration and customs controls for people and goods entering the UK, the Border

  • US benefits from new flight path procedures

    The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the latest performance results from its Next Generation Transportation (NextGen) programme in January 2014. Among a number of success stories, the FAA reports 15-20% increase in departure capacity at Dallas-Fort Worth International airport as a

  • Mexico selects advanced AIM

    Mexican air navigation service provider SENEAM is to operate an aeronautical information management (AIM) system based on the Thales TopSky-AIM AIXM 5.1 solution. SENEAM selected the Thales AIM after an open tender. The company will fulfill the contract in partnership with CGX Aero. The AIXM 5.1

  • FOD detection makes its mark at Boston

    Boston Logan International Airport has officially become the first US airport to use the FODetect automated foreign object debris (FOD) detection system from Xsight Systems. FODetect was selected for installation on Runway 09/27 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) following a competitive

  • NATS pioneers more AMHS connections

    UK air navigation service provider NATS has spearheaded the latest development in the Pan-European Network Service (PENS) by linking its ATS Message Handling System (AMHS) in Swanwick with two Eurocontrol centres in Haren, Belgium and Brétigny, France. The Comsoft AIDA-NG is the AMHS used at

  • AWI upgrades weather displays

    All Weather Inc (AWI) is beginning to deliver its latest-generation integrated information display known as FlexIDS to air traffic control facilities across the United States. The meteorological specialist is delivering more than 5,000 display systems at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • NATO and Russia claim stand-off detection breakthrough

    NATO and Russia say they have created a conclusive method for the remote detection of explosives hidden on the human body, thus boosting security in airport terminals and other public infrastructure. However, the technology remains to be publicly demonstrated and will require considerable follow-on

  • B-787 worldwide market analysis

    The DS Forecast Commercial Aircraft database includes predictions for future production of the B-787 by unit deliveries to airline customers. The future production is our forecasted demand for the aircraft over the 10-year timeframe for orders that have yet to occur. We expect production to peak at

  • Inter Airport Europe 2013: Network-centric architecture builds virtual fence

    Dynetics Inc is preparing initial deployments of its groundAware surveillance radar. Operating in the S-band, the system is designed to detect unauthorised individuals, vehicles or even wildlife when they breach airport perimeters and encroach on restricted areas. The effect, according to Tom

  • Inter Airport Europe 2013: LED specialists unveil new products

    ADB Airfield Solutions has launched a low-protrusion light-emitting diode (LED) taxiway light, with initial installations scheduled for airports in Canada and Norway. As with the company's other taxiway lights, the DTS/DTC lights can be used in Cat I, II, and III operations. The lights protrude no

  • CAD looks to Harmony

    The Harmony for ANSPs air traffic flow management (ATFM) solution from Airbus ProSky is to be trialled by the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (CAD). According to Airbus ProSky, the aim of the trial is to balance demand and capacity at Hong Kong International Airport. The trial also aims to

  • TSA orders bottle scanners

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has placed a USD6.8 million order for an undisclosed number of RespondeR bottle scanning units from Smiths Detection. RespondeR BLS uses Raman spectroscopy technology to identify hazardous liquids in sealed bottles. The scan and analysis are

  • INTAS enters service at Adelaide

    Adelaide has become the third airport in Australia to implement the Integrated Tower Automation Suite (INTAS) of controller tools from Saab and Nav Canada. The INTAS solution is designed to support any tower position (local, ground, clearance or supervisor), and be scalable to any size of tower,

  • IHS Jane’s ATC Awards 2013

    The aviation community came together on 11 February for the CANSO ATM Dinner & IHS Jane’s ATC Awards 2013, celebrating excellence in global air traffic management (ATM). Almost 400 delegates representing air navigation service providers (ANSPs), industry bodies, aviation authorities,