• ABB connects for ANSPs

    ABB has supplied the communications network that connects the four area control centres and 16 international airports in Germany for air navigation service provider (ANSP) DFS. Thai ANSP Aerothai also selected ABB to supply its communication network including the fibre-optic infrastructure behind

  • Hello Otto: robot snowplough drives into Winnipeg

    Winnipeg Richardson International Airport has introduced an autonomous airport snowplough, as the result of a partnership with Northstar Robotics Inc and Airport Technologies Inc (ATI). A specially designed ATI Snow Mauler (dubbed Otto) is configured to operate autonomously using Northstar Robotics

  • Hololei urges action on capacity crisis and SESAR delivery

    The aviation industry must deliver a more credible response to the challenges confronting it, the European Commission’s Transport Commissioner Henrik Hololei said on 12 March in his keynote conference address at the 2019 World ATM Congress. “Last year was a stark reminder of the rising

  • Nice installs Mitsubishi lidar

    To help manage unpredictable wind patterns and flight restrictions in the vicinity of Nice Côte d’Azur, the airport authority has selected the Diabrezza long-range Doppler wind lidar from Mitsubishi, with operations due to begin in April 2019. Advanced coherent laser and high-speed

  • Retia detects drones

    Czech manufacturer Retia displayed its ReGUARD 3D phased array radar at the 2019 World ATM Congress. Available in a portable, mobile, or stationary configuration, the X-band ReGUARD tracks low-flying small targets (such as unmanned aerial vehicles) over a distance of 6 km. The sensor features

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  • Slot dissatisfaction surfaces at ACI event

    Slot allocation was a source of heated debate at the ACI Airport Economics & Finance Conference in London on 12–14 March, after speakers in a panel discussion on capacity criticised the market structure and the apparent powerlessness of airport authorities to influence it.
  • Passengers continue to embrace self-service, says SITA report

    The 13th annual SITA Passenger IT Insights study, published in late February, shows that air travellers have a positive opinion overall on self-service technology for a seamless journey. The report described higher customer satisfaction with the use of self-scanning passport gates, mobile alerts,
  • Blast protection system avoids risk of glass debris

    UK-based Pure Vista has developed a frameless balustrade system for glass panels that essentially remain in place, whether they are hit by bullets or blast waves. Director Adam Oakes said that Pure Vista products have been earmarked for potential use in the refurbishment of Heathrow Terminal 4, and



    PIS/LFBI AIRFIELD REF PT.: N46 35.15 E000 18.24 ELEVATION : 423' 129m CFR : 5 MAX RWY LENGTH : 7,710' 2,350 m General Information SURFACE : Rwy 03/21, 7,710' 2,350 m, width 148' 45 m, asphalt, PCN 44 F/C/W/T. ADDITIONAL RUNWAYS : Rwy 03R/21L, 2,297' 700 m, width 148' 60 m, grass, Rwy 03L/21R,


    HOR/LPHR AIRFIELD REF PT.: N38 31.19 W028 42.95 ELEVATION : 118' 36m CFR : 6 MAX RWY LENGTH : 5,233' 1,595m General Information SURFACE : Rwy 10/28, 5,233' 1,595 m, width 148' 45 m, asphalt. ADDITIONAL RUNWAYS : None. RUNWAY LIGHTING : Rwy 10: LIRL, REIL, ALSF-2, PAPI.Rwy 28: LIRL, REIL, ALSF-2,

  • PICO

    PIX/LPPI AIRFIELD REF PT.: N38 33.16 W028 26.29 ELEVATION : 109' 33m CFR : 0 MAX RWY LENGTH : 5,725' 1,745m General Information SURFACE : Rwy 09/27 Twy, 5,725' 1,745 m, width 148' 45 m, asphalt, PCN 80 F/B/W/T. ADDITIONAL RUNWAYS : None. RUNWAY LIGHTING : Rwy 09: LIRL, PAPI.Rwy 27: LIRL, ALSF-2,


    SMA/LPAZ AIRFIELD REF PT.: N36 58.28 W025 10.24 ELEVATION : 308' 94m CFR : 7 MAX RWY LENGTH : 10,000' 3,048m General Information SURFACE : Rwy 18/36, 10,000' 3,048 m, width 197' 60 m, concrete. ADDITIONAL RUNWAYS : Rwy 15/33, 6,004' 1,830 m; Rwy 04/22, 4,345' 1,324 m; both asphalt; both closed.